The aim of the measure is to facilitate innovation activity in micro, small and medium enterprises providing support through technology transfer for new or essentially improved product or technology development.
The following activities are eligible for support: technical and economic feasibility study for potential new product or technology assessment and analysis; industrial research with the aim to gain new knowledge and methods for creation of new products and technologies or their improvement; experimental development, including prototypes; industrial design of products – aesthetic and functional solutions of the products, improving engineering technical, usability, ergonomic and brand development solutions; strengthening of industrial property rights of the following industrial property objects: patents for invention, design samples (industrial design) and topographies of semiconductor products; certification and testing services of new products and technologies.
The support has to be distributed by 31 December 2022 through research organizations, institution responsible for industrial intellectual property rights registration, professional patent attorneys, accredited institutions of national accreditation offices, product certification bodies and testing and calibration laboratories.
Total amount of programme financing is EUR 8 235 294. Intensity of financing is 60% up to EUR 25K for one applicant.