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The main objective of this support measure is to increase commercialisation of R&D activities. It is one of the new instruments to be financed within the Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020. The design of this measure was inspired by a similar instrument implemented during the 2007-2013 programming period that provided support for R&D infrastructure projects of scientific research institutions.
Within this support measure, the funding is provided for the following types of projects:
The tenderer/beneficiary is obliged to indicate the planned increase of turnover from enterprises in the total turnover of entity undertaking such project. The target group (final beneficiaries) of this support measure are scientific research institutions and science-industry consortia.
The vast majority of funds allocated to supporting R&D infrastructure at universities were used (91%). If the contracted projects will be implemented, the target values of all indicators should be achieved and even significantly exceeded. It results from higher than assumed values of indicators declared by scientific units implementing projects under Measure 1.1. However, it should be emphasized that the above statement is based on forecasts.
In summary, the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” when planning a similar measures are as follows: