The “Technological Research and Development” incentives system aims to support advanced technology demonstrator projects and pilot lines that, based on successfully completed R&D activities, aim to showcase the economic and technical advantages of new technological solutions that are not sufficiently validated for commercial use from a technological perspective, to a specialist audience under real conditions.
Demonstrator projects can take one of the following typologies:
Extension of the type of developers (demonstrator projects in co-development)
The new text of the Specific Regulation for the Domain of Competitiveness and Internationalisation (Directive no. 142/2017 of 20 April) aims to protect the eligibility conditions of co-developers whose main objective is not carrying out research, but who participate in research activities within the framework of an effective partnership.
Therefore, R&I system entities are:
together with other entities whose main objective does not involve conducting research:
The eligibility of these entities will be assessed in terms of the importance of their participation in the project (effective collaboration), in view of their competences, project objectives, the activities in which they participate, the human resources involved and the suitability of the respective budget.
Via the 2020 Platform