Startup Voucher will fund startups with digital business models featuring a green component. These applications are addressed to SMEs and the project funding rate is 100% non-refundable up to 30.000 Euros.
Startup Voucher aims to support startups that have business models, products or digital services that will have a positive impact to the climate transition through the high efficiency in the use of resources, which allow the reduction of impacts pollution, encourage the circular economy, or constitute new energy production solutions and/or which are characterized by the use of Open Data or Artificial Intelligence.
Startup Vouchers funded by the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) will support startups with non-refundable funds in:
- Support for start-up and growth – for startups in the start-up phase;
- Support for participation in ignition and acceleration programs – for startups that apply for ignition or acceleration programs;
- Support for the development of pilot projects – for the demonstration of technology or a business/service model, developed by startups, which allows the startup to demonstrate its technology, proving its effectiveness.
Grant: 100% non-refunble up to €30,000
Total Budget available: €45M
Deadline: The application form will be available from November 25th until available budget
i. Costs with existing human resources or to be hired, destined to the activities to be developed within the scope of the project, up to a value of 75% of the total eligible costs;
ii. Expenses with accreditation or technological certification of human resources;
iii. Acquisition of Specialized External Services, such as support services for the digitization of business processes, marketing services, product and service development, consultancy and other specialized services for the pursuit of the project’s objectives;
iv. Acquisition or operational leasing of equipment, as well as licensing or software subscription costs, for the activities to be carried out within the scope of the project;
v. Costs with the protection/enhancement of intellectual property rights;
vi. Indirect costs. The planned indirect costs are calculated based on simplified costs, based on the application of the flat rate of 15% of human resources costs.)