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The next calls for proposals for entrepreneurs announced


On July 31st Polish Agency for Enterprise Development announced two calls for proposals within the Intelligent Development Programme and one within the Operational Programme Eastern Poland.


Sub-measure 2.3.2 Innovation vouchers for SMEs

Mmicro, small or medium entrepreneurs, established in the territory of the Republic of Poland as confirmed by an entry in the appropriate register can submit their porosals.


Funding is allocated for projects consisting in hiring a contractor to develop a new or significantly improved product, service, technology or a new design project.

Contractors referred to above may be academic entities in the meaning of Art. 2 Section 9 of the Act of 30 April 2010 on the principles of financing science (Journal of Laws of 2014., Pos. 1620 as amended), established on Polish territory and granted scientific category A +, A or B, as referred to in Art. 42 paragraph. 3 of the Act on principles of financing science.


The maximum level of co-financing the project:

1) 80% of eligible project costs in the case of micro or small entrepreneur,

2) 70% of eligible project costs for medium entrepreneur.

The amount for financing projects in 2015:

1) located in the Mazowieckie voivodship is: 4,484,000PLN.

2) located in the region other than Mazowieckie voivodship is: 41,616,000 PLN.


More information: www.funduszeeuropejskie.gov.pl 


Sub-measure 3.2.1 Research on the market


Micro, small and medium enterprises can submit proposals.

Funding is allocated to projects relating to the implementation of the results of research and development carried out by the applicant itself or on its behalf, leading to the introduction of new or significantly improved products (goods or services). The subject of funding under the project may be capital expenditures, advisory services or experimental development.

The maximum value of financing 20,000,000 PLN, including: 450,000 PLN for experimental development, 500,000 PLN for advisory services.

The amount for the financing of projects: 1) located in the Mazowieckie voivodship is 49,730,000 PLN 2) located in the region other than the Mazowieckie voivodship 450,270,000 PLN.

The call for proposals will begin on August 31 and will last until 30 October 2015.


More information: www.funduszeeuropejskie.gov.pl


Sub-measure 1.3.1 Implementation of innovation by SMEs


Funding is available for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises employing at least 5 employees in the last fiscal year for at least 12 months, and reaching sales revenue of not less than 600 thousand PLN at least one closed financial year, during the 3 years preceding the year in which the application is submitted for funding, as well as owned for at least six months before submitting an application for funding to the trans-regional cooperative relationship that meets the following conditions:


1) it comprises a minimum of 5 companies;

2) entrepreneurs belonging to it operate in related sectors, i.e. work together in the process of creating products (goods or services) of complementary nature;

3) the business relationship is coordinated by the management body, which is established on the territory of the Republic of Polish;

4) its members are from with at least 2 provinces, including at least one from the area of Eastern Poland;

5) as of the day of application for financing it has been operating for at least 12 months


Co-financing can be obtained for projects in the territory of the macro-region of Eastern Poland that are initial investment and lead to creating innovative (at least at the national level) products through the implementation of (own or purchased) R&D results.

The maximum amount of funding granted to a single applicant on the implementation of one project is 7 million PLN.

The total amount of funds allocated for financing projects in this call for proposal 80 million PLN.

The call for proposals will begin on August 31 and will last until 30 October 2015.


More information: www.funduszeeuropejskie.gov.pl