Trend leaders: last public competition at the end of June

The popular programme will once again support automation, robotics and digital technologies – the last public competition for this programme will be open on 26 June.

As always, support is focused on research and development that will deliver innovative solutions, products or services with high market potential. There is a lot of interest in this programme, so there is no time to be idle.

This public competition is aimed at companies that already have experience in carrying out research and development and can therefore use the results of research and development to make production more efficient or to introduce new products and services. Are you one of them and already have experience of carrying out research and development, either on your own or in cooperation with a research organisation? Do you want to develop further in this area? Then you have a great chance to succeed in the TREND programme.


The competition is open to companies of all sizes, but also to research organisations, as long as they are collaborating with at least one company on a project.

Amount of funding

Up to CZK 25 million can be awarded per project. The maximum possible level of support is up to 70% of the total eligible costs of the project, which can be carried out alone or in cooperation with a research organisation.

Eligible expenses include:

  • personal costs of development staff, including stipends
  • subcontracting costs
  • indirect costs and other direct costs

Are you preparing a project that falls within the scope of this programme? We will be happy to help you with the preparation of your grant application.