The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic has published the schedule for 2023. Several national and European programmes aimed at supporting applied research will be announced.
We can look forward for the next public competition in the #SIGMA programme coming in February, which will support early-stage researchers. Our popular #TREND – Technology Leaders programme is coming in March. April will be a month of research in transport thanks to the #Transport2030+ programme. In the second half of the year, we expect the #ENVIRONMENTFORLIFE programme, #THETA, which focuses on the nowadays very crucial energy, or #TREND for newcomers who do not yet have experience in research and development and will therefore collaborate on a project with a research organisation.
The main applicants can be private companies as well as research and development organisations, and projects can (and in some cases must) be carried out in ‘effective cooperation’, which means collaborative research with a research organisation, in which all partners involved in the project receive the subsidy. The partners are thus working together to produce an output that ends up in their joint ownership
Who can apply for the subsidy?
- small, medium and large enterprises
- research and development organisations
What expenditure is eligible for support?
- development workers’ salaries
- material, depreciation, overhead costs
How does the subsidy application process work?
In order to apply for the selected programme, a project proposal containing a detailed project description and other relevant documents must be submitted by the deadline specified for the particular call.
Research and development projects and the use of their results for own business activities (in particular to improve production efficiency, introduction of new products or services):
Sub-programme 1 Technology Leaders – for companies that already have experience in carrying out R&D with their own capacities or by purchasing from universities or research organisations.
Sub-programme 2 Newcomers – for companies working on a project in cooperation with a university or research organisation that have not yet received support for research and development activities.
Supported areas include:
- Manufacturing technologies: advanced manufacturing technologies, new materials, nanotechnology, industrial biotechnology,
- Digital technologies: microelectronics and nanoelectronics, photonics, artificial intelligence,
- Cyber technologies: security and connectivity.
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.
Research and development projects in the areas of sustainable transport, safe and resilient ways of transportation and transport infrastructure, accessible and interoperable transport, automation, digitization, navigation, and satellite systems
Energy research and development projects, e.g. technologies and system components for improving the efficiency and reliability of energy production, transmission and distribution systems, smart grids, renewable and secondary energy sources, etc.
ENVIRONMENT FOR LIFE
Environmental research and development projects:
Sub-programme 2 – Eco-innovation, technologies and practices for environmental protection
Sub-programme 3 – Long-term environmental and climate perspectives
If you are interested in applying for a subsidy from one of these programmes, please contact us to arrange a free initial consultation.