National Operational Programme on Enterprises and Competitiveness
The programme covers EU funding to the less developed and transition regions of Italy under the "Investment for growth and jobs goal", amounting to EUR 1 776 000 000, provided from the resources of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
The programme will implement 4 operational priorities covering 4 thematic objectives: (1) strengthening research, technological development and innovation, (2) enhancing access to, use and quality of ICT, (3) enhancing competitiveness of SMEs, and (4) supporting shift towards a low carbon economy.
The main areas for investment to be supported under the programme include: promoting business investment in research and innovation (29.8%) deployment of ultra-high speed broadband infrastructure (100 Mbps and higher) targeting areas of high concentration of enterprises (9.7%), promoting entrepreneurship, developing and implementing of new business models and supporting SME growth through increased capacity to develop new products and services, internationalisation and penetration of new markets (35.8%) and promoting use of renewable energy in enterprises and implementation of smart distribution systems, to maximise available production potential of renewable energies (21.2%). The remaining 3.5% will be used for technical assistance to support the implementation of the programme.
The programme foresees that overall 50.4% of EU resources will be implemented through financial instruments, including 76.9% of support to SMEs, 55% of support for research and innovation and 22.5% of support to low-carbon economy.
Key results to be delivered under the programme include: significant increase in enterprises' collaborative activity in the field of research and innovation (expected increase by 5% and 10% respectively for less developed and transition regions), 85% coverage of ultra-high speed broadband for 100 Mbps or higher, 1% increase in employment generated by new enterprises, 2% increase in private investment, 1% increase in the level of external trade in the manufacturing sector, 3.5% increase in the level of innovation by the productive sector and 9% increase in the share of renewable energy consumed.
- Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 1,676,000,000.00 €
- TA - Technical Assistance
- TO1 - Research and innovation
- TO2 - Information and communication technologies
- TO3 - SMEs competitiveness
- TO4 - Low-carbon economy
Total OP budget: 2,316,500,000.00 €
Total EU contribution: 1,676,000,000.00 €
CCI number: 2014IT16RFOP003
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