Research and Innovation

Slovakia

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Programme description

Main objectives:

The Programme aims to enhance innovation activity and the competitiveness of enterprises, in particular SMEs, in order to increase their added value, stimulate growth and job creation and improve the performance of the research and innovation (R&I) system. It will mobilise private investments in R&I and promote cooperation between research organisations, higher education and the business sector. The Programme covers all regions in Slovakia and is the main tool for implementing the country's R&I Strategy for Smart Specialisation.   

Funding priorities

The Programme will focus on the following main priorities:

  • Supporting research, technological development and innovation
  • Enhancing the competitiveness and growth of SMEs 

Expected impacts

  • Increased share of enterprises applying R&D&I by 10%
  • Increased share of SMEs in export by 4,4%
  • Increased share of SMEs in value added of business sector by 5%
  • Number of enterprises receiving support - 12 790
  • Number of supported new enterprises - 5 090, out of which 1 362 start-ups or spin-offs
  • Growth of employment in supported enterprises - 4 140
  • Number of new researchers in expected enterprises - 1 030

Regions

  • Slovakia

Funds

  • Regional Development Fund (ERDF): 2,266,776,537.00 €

Thematic priorities

  • TA - Technical Assistance
  • TO1 - Research and innovation
  • TO3 - SMEs competitiveness

Financial information

Total OP budget: 3,707,210,258.00 €

Total EU contribution: 2,266,776,537.00 €

CCI number: 2014SK16RFOP001