The aim of the Call No 55: Improving the quality and efficiency of the operation of innovation support infrastructure is to create and develop capacities of supporting innovation infrastructure, which will lead to increased intensity of innovation activities between business, research organizations, the public and corporate sector. Additionally, the main focus is on the implementation of new technologies and competitive products and services. These activities will increase the efficiency and competitiveness of the innovation system in the capital city of Prague. Moreover, the capacity building and strengthening long-term cooperation will increase the intensity and effectiveness of cooperation in research, development and innovation.
Closing date for receiving of the applications: 3 June 2020
Who is eligible for the support?
- The capital city of Prague and the city districts
- Organizations established and founded by the capital city of Prague and the city districts
- Research organizations
- Business entities
- State-owned enterprises
All the above-mentioned entities can be applicants, provided that they are owners or operators of supporting innovation infrastructure supported in this call. The applicant must have closed at least 2 consecutive full accounting periods as of the date of the application submission.
Characteristics of the project
The subject of support is the development of capacities of supporting innovation infrastructure (for example science and technology parks, technology parks, business incubators, accelerators, etc.). The main purpose of such an innovation infrastructure is the support and development of innovative companies (especially small and medium-sized enterprises), the introduction of their new technologies and competitive products and services on the market.
The subsidy for the project is provided in the amount of CZK 1 – 150 million. The projects will be financed in the ex-post regime. The precondition is to ensure full pre-financing, especially of the first phase of the project from the beneficiary’s own resources. The European Regional Development Fund will co-finance the projects.
Further information about the call can be found here: Výzva č. 55 – Zvyšování kvality a efektivity fungování podpůrné inovační infrastruktury IV (Czech only).