Another call under TREND

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic has announced the fourth call to participate in the TREND programme – Sub-Programme 2 – Newcomers.

We already informed you about the programme in this article.

The TREND programme mainly aims to enhance the international competitiveness of enterprises by expanding their markets abroad and penetrating new ones and has been designed only for businesses (in cooperation with at least one research organisation) that have not been drawing research and development subsidies exceeding CZK 1 million for the last five years.

Project proposals will be accepted from 11 March 2021 to 28 April 2021. Projects will have to be commenced in the period from 1 January 2022 to 31 March 2022 and may not take longer than 48 months. The maximum subsidy per project is CZK 15 million; total funds for allocation under the programme amount to CZK 180 million. The maximum aid intensity according to individual types of candidates is shown below:

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Eligible costs include operating expenses incurred for project implementation such as personnel expenses, sub-delivery-related expenses, etc. but may not include investment (capital) expenditures. Project proposals must result in at least one of the following outputs that will be further applied in practice: industrial design or utility model, prototype or functional sample, software, pilot plant or verified technology, and patent.

Should you be interested in participating in the TREND programme, do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you in this matter, e.g. by examining your project’s potential score or fulfilment of qualification criteria.

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