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“R&D Circular Economy ”
The call provides new funding opportunities for companies interested in research, development and experimentation of innovative solutions for the conversion of production activities.
The objective of the funding is the transition to a circular economy model in which the value of products, materials and resources is maintained as long as possible, and the production of waste is minimized.
The eligible expenses and costs of the project must not be less than 500 thousand Euros and not more than 2 million Euros.
The interventions that can be financed concern:
Product and process innovations in terms of efficient use of resources and waste treatment and transformation;
Design and prototype experimentation of integrated technological models aimed at strengthening the paths of industrial symbiosis;
Systems, tools and methodologies for the development of technologies for the supply, rational use and sanitation of water;
Innovative technological tools able to increase the life time of products and to make the production cycle more efficient;
Experimentation with new models of smart packaging that also include the use of recovered materials;
Multi-light material sorting systems, in order to increase the recovery and recycling quotas of small and light materials.
The facilitation is composed of:
- a non-refundable grant of up to 20% of eligible expenses;
- a financing equal to 70% of the eligible expenses (subsidized financing 50% + bank financing 20%)
From December 10, 2020 and until resources are exhausted.
The time for the approval of the file by the managing party is 3 months. It is possible to apply for a subsidized loan in the form of an advance payment of 50%.