GEKON Programme: EU subsidies for innovative technologies in the environmental protection – European Alert (1/2013)
PLN 400 million in EU subsidies for GEKON Programme supporting protection of the environment
Effective from March 1st, 2013, businesses will be able to apply for subsidies for R&D and implementation of pro-environmental innovative technologies developed as a result of that R&D.
Thanks to an agreement between the National Centre for R&B (NCBiR) and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management (NFOŚiGW ), PLN 400 million will be earmarked for subsidies the best projects. Subsidies will be granted only investment with a high ecological impact, a high level of innovation and a clear potential for commercial use of the results.
As a rule, projects subsidised under the GEKON Programme will be carried out in two phases:
For which businesses will be able to receive up to, respectively, 80% and 70% of the eligible expenses. In addition, R&D entities participating in the R%D phase will be able to receive up to 100% of the eligible expenses incurred.
Applications can be submitted until March 14th 2013. 2nd edition is expected in Q4 2013.
Due to a high subsidy amounts and availability also to big businesses, the programme should be very popular among potential beneficiaries.
|Programme||Generator of Ecological Concepts - GEKON|
|Who is the Programme for?||
|What is the Programme for?||
|Key Success Factors||
|Deadlines and Stages for Submission of Applications||
I. Preliminary applications for subsidies accepted from March 1st to March 14th 2013
PLN 400 million (PLN 200 million from each of the two: NCBiR and NFOŚiGW)
|Implementing Body||The National Centre for R&D and the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management|
Anyone interested in applying for financial aid for implementation of projects in the area of ecological innovations, including GEKON financial aid, are welcome to attend on-line webcast organized by Deloitte in cooperation with NCBiR (National Centre for Research and Development), which will be held on March 1st, 2013 at 10.00 – 11.00 AM.
Attendance is free of charge, all you need to do is enroll at our website