Applied research program

Purpose: The support aims to contribute to growth in the research-intensity of the Estonian economy, supporting R&D intensive activities of Estonian businesses. As a result, it is expected that the revenues from novel or highly changing technologies, processes, products and services will increase.

Financed Activities: Applied research in and development of novel technologies, processes, products, services; testing new materials; preparing a technical feasibility study.

Applicants: EE registered companies

Maximum Project Duration: 36 months, not exceeding 31.12.2023.

Maximum Grant: 3M Euros

Funding Rate: 25-80%, depending on the project activities and size of the applicant.

Additional information: program website

 

Green ICT

Purpose: To increase value creation and sustainable growth in Estonia’s private sector. The program also stimulates and develops innovation-led long-term business cooperation between Estonia and Norway. For this bilateral cooperation projects are supported to enhance joint business ambitions and innovation.

Financed Activities: Development of novel technologies, processes, products, services; testing new materials in the fields of Green Innovation Technologies and Welfare Technologies.

Applicants: EE registered companies

Maximum Project Duration: 36 months, not exceeding 30.04.2024.

Maximum Grant: 700 000 Euros for Green Innovation Technologies, 1,25M for Welfare technologies.

Funding Rate: up to 50%, depending on the project activities and size of the applicant.

Additional information: program website

 

Enterprise development program

Purpose: The aim is to support well-thought-out development, improved action planning, innovation implementation and product development. In the course of the development program, each participating enterprise will launch new products and services that are more profitable than their predecessors.

Financed Activities: Activities agreed on the company’s development plan

Applicants: EE registered industrial enterprises and companies in the smart specialization field.

Maximum Project Duration: 36 months.

Maximum Grant 500 000 Euros

Funding Rate: 25-45%, depending on the size of the applicant.

Additional information: program website

The program overview is presented in this document.

 

Innovation voucher

Purpose: The innovation voucher enables a small and medium-sized entrepreneur (SME) who is cooperating with a higher education institute, test laboratory, or intellectual property experts, to develop innovative solutions for development obstacles, carry out tests with new materials, gather knowledge on technologies, conduct studies in intellectual property databases, etc.

Financed Activities: Consultations regarding product development, tests, and industrial experiments, legal protection consultations, etc.

Applicants: EE registered SMEs

Maximum Project Duration: 12 months.

Maximum Grant: 6 000 Euros

Funding Rate: 80%

Additional information: program website

 

Development voucher

Purpose: The development voucher is essentially a supporting measure for preliminary research. The results of the development voucher should enable the entrepreneur to gain comprehensive knowledge on whether their development idea has the potential necessary for continuing the development process in other stages.

Financed Activities: Consultations regarding product development, tests, and industrial experiments, legal protection consultations, etc.

Applicants: EE registered SMEs

Maximum Project Duration: 18 months.

Maximum Grant: 35 000 Euros

Funding Rate: 70%

Additional information: https://www.eas.ee/teenus/arendusosak/

 

Large investor support scheme

Purpose: The aim of the support scheme is the active involvement of large investors in the economy of Estonia through technology investments, which contribute to the growth of productivity and export potential of a company, the increase of the added value of products, the opening of new market opportunities, and create conditions for the establishment of higher value-adding jobs.

Financed Activities: Purchasing and setting up assets

Applicants: A company registered in the Estonian commercial register whose principal activity, or project to which the support is applied, belongs to the areas of activity indicated in section C “Manufacturing” in EMTAK 2008 with the turnover of 50M Euros.

Maximum Project Duration: 24 months.

Maximum Grant: 1M Euros

Funding Rate: 10%

Additional information: program website

Kadri Adrat
Lider de echipa
STRATEGIE, INOVAȚIE, FINANȚARE

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