The purpose of this grant scheme is strengthening the competitiveness of SMEs through facilitating the investments in technology and manufacturing methods which promote green economy, as well as strengthening of development potentials for new and competitive products in line with ecological and other international standards.
Through introducing international ecological standards and energy efficient technologies in manufacturing processes, the competitiveness of SMEs will be strengthened. The new and more competitive products will be developed more easily by application of best practices and successful business models.
The beneficiaries have 3 million EUR at their disposal, whilst the individual support will be valued from 50.000 to 200.000 EUR. Contribution from IPA funds may amount up to 85% from the total value of awarded funds.
Both medium and small entrepreneurs may submit their proposals until 20th February 2012.
The Call for Proposals is available in CFCA web-page: safu.hr, as well as on the EuropeAid web page: http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/work/funding/index_en.htm
All information related to submission of proposals is available on CFCA web-page in the document: Guidelines for grant applicants attached with published tender.
Besides that, the Ministry of Economy, Labour and Entrepreneurship will organize free and informative workshops intended for entrepreneurs who would like to submit their proposals. More detailed information on workshops will be published on CFCA web-page: safu.hr.