Two billion crowns from the TREND programme will help companies with industrial research and development

Published: 14.12.2022 Related countries:  Belgium Belgium

Currently, the ninth public competition of the TREND Programme is open until 11 January 2023 in sub-program 2, "Newcomers." In this competition, interested parties can submit proposals for their projects that will help them kick-start their research and development activities. The Ministry of Industry and Trade administers the TREND programme by the Technology Agency of the Czech Republic, and a total of CZK 2.3 billion has been allocated for applications for project support.

The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR) will offer support to 123 companies that have proposed projects to improve their competitiveness and contribute to the creation of industrial research to increase the use of modern methods of production, planning, management, and distribution of products within Industry 4.0 or help to introduce new innovative products and services to the market. In the past, 320 projects have already been supported under this program, with a grant of CZK 5.5 billion. The government will use EU funds to support 5G network projects under the National Recovery Plan of the Czech Republic. Minister of Industry and Trade Josef Síkela said that it is crucial for companies to be interested in R&D activities in the industry even in these difficult times, as they increase their competitiveness and do not hesitate to invest their financial resources in these activities.

The 9th call for proposals of the TREND programme, specifically sub-programme 2, Newcomers, is now open until 11 January 2023. Interested applicants can submit proposals for their projects to help them kick-start their own research and development activities.

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