On the basis of Article 25 paragraph 4 of the Law on Innovation Activity (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Macedonia” No. 79/13, 137/13, 41/14, 44/15, 6/16, 53/16, 190/16 and 64/18) and Article 14 of the Rulebook on the Support Instrument – Co-financed grants for commercialization of innovations, No. 01-2572/5 dated 19.07.2021, the Fund for Innovation and Technology Development on 04.10.2022, announces a Public competition for financing under the support instrument “Co-financed grants for commercialization of innovations”.
The purpose of the support instrument for co-financed grants for commercialization of innovations is to encourage increased research and development activities in the private sector, to encourage cooperation between the private sector and higher education institutions and scientific-research institutions, as well as other forms of cooperation for commercialization of innovations.
The instrument is intended for enterprises that want to develop an innovative product, service or process, independently or in cooperation with another enterprise and/or institution that performs higher education activity, i.e. scientific-research activity. The instrument offers financial support to enterprises that are registered in the Republic of North Macedonia in order to enable them to develop and implement innovative solutions, including support for enterprises with high growth potential.
The support through this instrument shall be awarded to projects with a clear commercial purpose that are in the phase of a prototype (or appropriate phase depending on the type of innovative product, service, process) up to the pre-commercial (pre-market) phase.
Through this instrument, the Fund for Innovation and Technology Development provides financial support of a maximum amount of 20.000.000,00 (twenty million) denars, as follows:
The amount of realized annual income and the average number of employees shall be determined in accordance with the financial reports for 2021 and 2020.
In an event of project proposals submitted by a consortium, the project proposal on behalf of the consortium shall be submitted by the lead applicant. The consortium members may include: companies, higher education institutions and scientific-research institutions from the country and abroad.
Each consortium member should meet the following criteria:
Only costs incurred for activities that were carried out during the project, which are in accordance with the approved project budget and the rules and procedures of the Fund, shall be eligible for funding.
The criteria and sub-criteria for project evaluation are indicated in the form – Evaluation Table.
Секое плаќање на ројалти се врши по стапка од 5% од годишниот приход на корисникот остварен со продажба на производот / услугата кои се резултат на проектот, до остварување на поврат на 100% (сто проценти) од износот исплатен од страна на Фондот или за период од пет години по завршувањето на проектот, во зависност од тоа кој услов е прв остварен.
Во случај доколку за времетраењето на проектот, а сѐ до одобрување на завршниот извештај од страна на Фондот, корисникот достави доказ за привлечен инвеститор кој вложил износ кој изнесува најмалку 50% од износот на финансиска поддршка доделена од страна на Фондот на корисникот, корисникот ќе биде ослободен од обврската за плаќање на ројалти. Како доказ за направената инвестиција ќе се смета договор, тековна состојба и доказ за направена уплата на инвестицијата.
The project duration for which funds have been allocated through this instrument can be up to 24 (twenty four) months.
For the purpose of financing projects under this competition for this Instrument, a total budget of 9.000.000,00 (nine million) Euros in denar counter-value has been provided.
You can download all application forms on “Download Application”.
The following should be orderly filled in, signed and printed:
Documentation provided by the Applicant:
The project application, the project budget and the CVs should be submitted in Macedonian and English language (in PDF and Excel format) and should be attached to the application form by clicking the “Apply” button.
Other documentation related to the applicants should be submitted only in Macedonian language.
Рокот за аплицирање за јавниот конкурс за кофинансирани грантови за комерцијализација на иновациите е до 17.11.2022 година, до 14.00 часот.
For additional information: Rulebook on the Support Instrument – Co-financed grants for commercialization of innovations
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