Q2 2015 is when first calls for proposals in the financial perspective for the years 2014-2020 under the Operational Programme Intelligent Development (POIR) are being launched. Entrepreneurs considering investing in R&D are able to apply for state aid funds.

Opening date and deadline

The call for proposals is open for submissions on May 4, 2015. The competition is open until the end of December 2015.

Who can apply?

The may competition is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Another call for projects carried out by large companies is scheduled to open in Q3 2015.

Subject of support

Support will be granted for:

  • industrial research and/or

  • experimental development aimed at producing new or significantly improved technological solutions contributing to the development of companies and strengthening their competitive position provided that the main subject of research is consistent with the “National smart specialization” (KIS).

Level of funding

Aid intensity will be between 25% and 80% of eligible costs of the project (depending on the type of R&D and the size of the enterprise).

Rules for project implementation

In the first call directed at SMEs the minimum amount of eligible costs will be PLN 2 million.

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