9 November 2015,
MA OPIC announced the first public consultation procedure for granting financial assistance under Priority Axis 1 of the Operational Programme “Innovation and Competitiveness” 2014-2020.
The aim of the procedure “Support for the introduction of innovation in enterprises” is to provide focused support to Bulgarian enterprises to increase innovation in the thematic areas of ISIS, as the projects supported under the procedure should lead to marketing a product (commodity or service) or process in priority thematic areas of ISIS.
The total amount of the grant procedure is € 50,000,000 (97,791,500 lev). The minimum amount of grant per project is 100,000 lev and the maximum amount varies depending on the category of the enterprise: micro, small and medium enterprises are granted one million lev and a large – 1.5 million lev
Sums are under the procedure provided for fully electronic submission and evaluation of proposals, which will be done through the Management Information System (MIS 2020) with the use of a qualified electronic signature (QES).
Criteria and methodology for evaluation of proposals have been drawn up in a way that ensures maximum objectivity and balance between the assessment of innovation and market applicability of supported innovation, innovative capacity and financial stability of the applicant (based on historical data of the candidate for the preceding three years) assessment of competitiveness of the enterprise as a result of project implementation (based on data requirements for the purpose of a business plan), prioritizing projects and realistic project cost.
Suggestions and comments on the above documents can be sent in up to 17.30. Of november the 16-th 2015 to the following e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org