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R&D projects in enterprises

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Projekty badawczo-rozwojowe przedsiębiorstw
Policy objectives Plus
4.1. Direct funding to business R&D and innovation
4.5. Knowledge transfer and cooperation between firms (incl. technology acquisition)
Presentation of the measure:
The measure is foreseen as Activity 1.1. under Priority Axis no. 1 Economy, Innovation, New Technologies of the West Pomeranian Regional Operational Programme for the years 2014-2020. The main objective of this measure is to increase the engagement of companies in conducting research.
Support as part of this measure will be provided for the whole innovation development process, from the initial idea until preparatory work for implementation. Financing will concern R&D work at various stages of technological readiness, including demonstration, prototyping, product validation, etc. Two types of projects will be financed:
  1. Small R&D projects (foresee a possibility of purchasing R&D services for development of a new or improved product/service/technology or its testing),
  2. R&D projects of enterprises aiming at implementation of R&D results in business activity.
In the first project type, the beneficiaries include micro, small and medium enterprises, as well as large companies (on condition that they ensure dissemination of results into the regional economy, and cooperation with SMEs is preferred). The second type of projects is aimed additionally at science-industry partnerships in which an enterprise is a leader. The final beneficiaries are companies, in particular SMEs.

Support will be provided for projects which are in line with the regional smart specialisation strategy. Preferrence will be given to projects which support cooperation between companies and transfer of R&D results from region's higher education institutions (in particular spin-off and spin-out companies). 

The total allocation from EU funds for this measure amounts to 29,000,000 EUR.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds
EU Structural Funds
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
It is too early to judge the success of the measure (e.g results of first call for proposals still not known).
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

No information to report.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

No information to report.

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?:
Evaluation report(s)