The year 2022 will be packed with new grant programmes and although some call dates are still to be set, we have prepared at least an overview of all the opportunities we expect in the coming year. With us, you won’t miss a single one!
National recovery plan
Its goal is to kick-start the Czech economy after the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Small, medium and large enterprises, including those in Prague, can participate. We expect the first calls to be announced at the beginning of the year.
- Circular solutions in companies – Do you want to process your own waste material and use it in production? The grant can cover e.g. investments in technologies for the extraction, processing and use of secondary raw materials.
- Water saving in industrial applications – Are you aiming to save water in your production process? You can get support for e.g. technological solutions to optimise water consumption, reduce water loss or eliminate water use altogether.
- Photovoltaics – Are you planning to purchase photovoltaic panels for the roof of your buildings? The grant can cover the construction of a photovoltaic power plant including battery systems.
- Digital business transformation – Is your goal to digitalize and streamline production, service operations, warehouse management, remote working, or logistics? Use the funding to raise the level of your digital operations.
- Electromobility – Do you want to join the electromobility trend and use electric vehicles in your business? Get a subsidy for the purchase of electric cars and charging stations.
The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TACR) is responsible for several national and European programmes aimed at supporting applied research. The main applicants are private companies and research and development organisations.
- Trend – Support for research and development projects developing new technologies and materials, increasing the level of automation and robotization and the use of digital technologies with the potential for quick application in the field.
- Theta – Subsidies for research and development projects in the energy sector.
- Transport 2020+ – Subsidies for research and development projects in the field of transport.
- Sigma – Support for applied research and innovation projects in the fields of pre-application research, social sciences, humanities and arts, international cooperation or for early career researchers.
The successor to the popular OPEIC, which aims to develop the competitiveness of small, medium-sized and, under certain conditions, large Czech companies. The first calls should be announced in May. Some of the planned programmes will be related to OPEIC:
- Application – Support for industrial research and experimental development projects.
- Innovation – Support for investment in production technologies aimed at innovative products, technologies or services and their commercialisation.
- Potential – Support for the establishment and development of industrial research, development and innovation centres.
- Proof of Concept – Dotace na ověření technické proveditelnosti a tržního potenciálu výzkumného projektu, jehož cílem je zavedení nového výrobku či služby na trh.
- Digital Enterprise – Subsidies for the introduction of digitalization and automation in companies, purchase of software and logistics systems.
- Technology 4.0 – Support for the introduction of elements of digitisation and automation, the acquisition of new machinery, technological installations and equipment.
- Consulting – Grants for innovation and development consultancy for SMEs
- Marketing – Support for participation in foreign trade fairs, exhibitions and other foreign events including variations.
- Real Estate – Support for revitalisation of objects (brownfields) for business purposes.
- Energy savings – Subsidies to reduce the energy consumption of a company, the use of waste energy in production processes or the introduction or modernisation of a measurement and control system.
- Renewable Energy Sources – Support for the production and distribution of energy from renewable sources.
- Electromobility – Support for the acquisition of electric or hydrogen powered vehicles and charging and refuelling infrastructure (to be implemented exclusively through financial instruments).
Other support options
- The Country For The Future – Subsidies for the introduction of innovations using R&D results in the field of automation, robotics and artificial intelligence into practice.
- Investment incentives – Financing of major investments in production technology, real estate, technology or R&D centres or shared service or manufacturing centres in the processing industry.
In OP TAC, however, we can also look forward to completely new subsidy programmes such as Industrial Water Management, Circular Economy, Cooperation of Schools and Companies and others..
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