New call to attract innovative investments in Emilia-Romagna


New call to attract innovative investments in Emilia-Romagna06/03/2019 - The third call to enter into Agreements for the Settlement and Development of Enterprises has been published the 26th of February 2019 (Resolution n. 268/2019). The deadline for the applications is the 30th of April 2019. This policy instrument is provided by the Regional Law 14/2014 for the Promotion of the Investments. About 27 million euros of resources are available for the present call, with the objective to support investments of regional interest that increase the competitiveness and innovative capacity of the regional value chains, with a focus on high technology and employment impact.


The Agreement is open to foreign/national companies not already settled in the region that intend to invest in Emilia-Romagna (with at least one local unit) and to regional companies already settled in Emilia-Romagna. Applying companies need to have at least one approved financial statement, unless they are new companies in the cultural and creative sectors.


Categories of aid provided by the call are the following:

  • R&D - Research and development – this category is mandatory to be eligible for the call
  • Research facilities
  • Environmental protection: energy efficiency, co-generation in energy production, energy from renewable sources, recycling and reuse of waste.
  • Training projects
  • Hiring of disadvantaged workers and disabled workers

The following additional categories of aid are available only for companies not already present in Emilia Romagna:

  • Productive investments in assisted areas
  • Productive investments and advisory services related to the investment programme, only for SMEs

 

The maximum amount of aid for each approved investment programme will be:

  • 700 thousand euro for investment programmes hiring from 10 to 19 additional employees (of which at least 30% have to be graduated) compared to December 30, 2018 – Only for companies in the cultural and creative sectors
  • 1.5 million euro for investment programmes hiring from 20 to 49 additional employees (of which at least 30% have to be graduated) compared to December 30, 2018
  • 4 million euro for investment programmes hiring from 50 to 149 additional employees (of which at least 30% have to be graduated) compared to December 30, 2018
  • 7 million euro for investment programmes with at least 150 additional employees (of which at least 30% have to be graduated) compared to December 30, 2018

 

Important specifications:

  • Minimum amount of the mandatory R&D investment is 1 million euros (500 thousand euro only for companies in the cultural and creative sectors)
  • Minimum employment impact is 20 additional employees (10 only for companies in the cultural and creative sectors). At least 30% of the additional employees have to be graduated. Additional employees will be computed in comparison with those already hired the 30th of December 2018.

 

Results 1st and 2nd call (2016-17)

  • 18 investment programmes financed through Agreement for the Settlement and Development of Enterprises
  • Over 1,400 jobs of which 750 graduates (53,5%)
  • About 560 million euro of total amount of investments
  • Over 52 million euro of regional contributions

 

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Strumenti personali

Invest è realizzato da Ervet s.p.a su incarico della Regione Emilia-Romagna

Via Morgagni, 6 - 40122 Bologna tel. 051/6450411 - P.I. 00569890379 - fax 051/6450310 - e-mail: investinemiliaromagna@ervet.it - info@ervet.it