The Operational Programme Technology and Applications
for Competitiveness (OP TAK) has allocated up to CZK 650 million. The
Ministry of Industry and Trade will help small and medium-sized enterprises
with research, development, innovation, and digitization projects.
In the second call, Innovation Vouchers, support applications can be
submitted from 1 February 2023 to 1 February 2024. The call aims to
develop communication and knowledge-sharing between the business and research
spheres, which business entities can use to launch or intensify their
innovation activities. Up to CZK 150 million is available for
The first call for Innovation Clusters will support collective research
projects and shared infrastructure for industrial research and development and
for the development of an innovation cluster. Support is open to SMEs, for
which up to CZK 250 million is earmarked. Support applications
will be available from 23 January 2023 to 21 April 2023.
Under Call I Knowledge Transfer Partnership, a partnership between an SME and a
research and knowledge dissemination organization will be supported to transfer
knowledge to which the enterprise does not have access. This transfer is
carried out with the participation of a so-called Knowledge Transfer Assistant,
who is a Master's or Ph.D. graduate and who will be selected based on a
selection procedure. Support applications will be accepted from 27
January 2023 to 28 April 2023. One hundred fifty million crowns are
available for applicants.
The first call for technology platforms aims to create and implement strategies
that will enable companies to respond to the everyday challenges, needs, and
requirements associated with the industry transition to digital and green
technologies. Up to €100 million is available under this call.
Support applications can be submitted from 23 January 2023 to 14 April
Those interested in applying for support can contact the Agency for
Enterprise and Innovation (API). The Agency is represented in all regions of
the country, where it provides individual consultations on specific projects,
organises expert thematic seminars, and operates a green line where interested
parties can address their questions.
Prepared by foreign office CzechTrade
Source: MPO CR