Many new subsidy opportunities will be available in 2024. For example, large companies will be able to obtain support for research and development activities, photovoltaic power plants, or production decarbonisation. Here is an overview of selected calls.
Technology Agency of the Czech Republic
Under the auspices of the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, calls will be announced next year for several popular subsidy programmes, such as TRANSPORT 2030, TREND, and THETA 2.
In the TRANSPORT 2030 programme, projects focused on applied research in the transport sector, namely sustainable and safe transport, automation and digitisation in transport, or low-emission and environmentally friendly transport, will be able to apply for support. The call is scheduled to be announced at the end of the first quarter of 2024.
It will be possible to apply for support for the creation of research and development results and their use for one's own business purposes through the 12th call of the TREND programme, specifically Sub-programme 1 focusing on businesses with experience in research and development activities. This call is due to be announced at the end of the second quarter of next year.
The THETA 2 programme focuses on applied research and innovation projects in the energy sector. The aim is to transform and modernise the energy sector. The announcement of this call is planned for the third quarter of next year.
In the Modernisation Fund, a call under the RES+ programme is expected to be announced at the end of 2023, with applications being accepted at the beginning of 2024. This call will support the construction of photovoltaic power plants, including battery storage systems and hydrogen production using water electrolysis.
Another planned programme is the ENERG ETS, designed for large industrial companies in the EU ETS. This programme aims to decarbonise industrial processes, and reduce their energy consumption, i.e., improve their energy efficiency. The call is scheduled to be launched in early 2024.
Operational Programme Technology and Applications for Competitiveness
At the turn of 2023 and 2024, the API agency plans to announce calls under the Applications and Energy Savings programmes. The Application programme will support projects focused on industrial research and experimental development. Large enterprises will have to implement their project in effective cooperation with small or medium-sized enterprises. Under the Energy Savings programme, it will be possible to gain support, e.g., for the reduction of energy consumption of buildings, the modernisation of production and technological processes or the use of renewable energy sources.