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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


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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:

  •  R&D;
  • Implementation;

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?
  • Businesses
  • R&D consortia (at least one entrepreneur and one R&D institution
  • Groups of entrepreneurs
What is the Programme for?
  • Scientific research, R&D and implementation of pro-environmental innovative technologies developed as a result
    Programme areas: Environmental aspects of unconventional gas extraction
  • Energy efficiency and energy storage  
  • Water protection and rationalisation of use of water
  • Clean energy sources
  • Innovative methods for extracting fuels, generating energy and sourcing materials from waste and recycling of waste  
Key Success Factors
  • Capability of achieving and commercializing of project deliverables
  • High scientific value of the project
  • Possession of adequate physical and human resources necessary for project implementation (experience of project team)
  • High degree of innovativeness of a solution resulting from the project
  • High environmental impact of the project compared with the existing technologies
Deadlines and Stages for Submission of Applications

  

I Competition:

I. Preliminary applications for subsidies accepted from March 1st to March 14th 2013
II. Applications for subsidies in R&D phase (projects with positive assessment in preliminary phase)
III. Applications for subsidies in implementation phase (projects with positive assessment in R&D phase)
Announcement of results of the 2nd Competition: September/October 2013

 

Competition Budget

PLN 400 million (PLN 200 million from each of the two: NCBiR and NFOŚiGW)

Allocation
  • 1st Competition: PLN 120 million for R&D phase
  • 2nd Competition: PLN 120 million for R&D phase
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

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