Period in which the call is effective:
28 August 2013 – 31 December 2013
Specification of the call:
Caller: Agency of the Slovak Ministry of Education, Science, Research, and Sports for EU structural funds
The call’s code: OPVaV-2013/4.1/04-SORO
Source for funding:
EU funds and the Slovak national budget
The call’s objective is to encourage projects aimed at establishing research centres of multinational importance, the research activities of which will also be oriented towards future and emerging technologies.
The call is mainly aimed at:
The realisation of the project must result in the founding of a centre of excellence of multinational importance and establishing international research co-operation.
Eligible applicants and partnership:
The applicant must be an entity (a subsidiary or branch of a multinational corporation with a seat and business activities in Slovakia) which is directly or indirectly (through its parent company) engaged in carrying out projects within the 7th EU Framework Programme on Research and Technological Development, or has demonstrably invested at least EUR 1 million a year into research and/or development for the last three years.
Each supported centre must be a partnership consisting of the applicant, at least one other business entity, and at least one research institution. At least one research institution – a partner of the project – must participate in at least one international project within the 7th EU Framework Programme on Research and Technological Development in an area on which the submitted project is focused.
Eligible costs include mainly:
Amount of a non-returnable subsidy:
Maximum aid intensity:
The maximum aid intensity for an applicant who is an entrepreneur depends on the type of research project, the size of the particular business, and other circumstances which are taken into account.
The aid intensity for the applicant’s partners is set as follows: