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The calls and funding opportunities offered by Sardegna Ricerche

Persone in ufficio
15.11.2017
Sardegna Ricerche regularly launches calls for innovation projects open to start-ups, businesses, research bodies and public authorities.

Most of the opportunities are addressed in particular to businesses. Various tools are offered covering different stages in their life cycle: from support to formulating and developing a business idea to the co-funding of major projects by well-established businesses.

Sardegna Ricerche publishes and updates its calls regularly. Here is a list of current calls:

Insight - From idea to business model
Insight is a funding scheme for individuals with very innovative business ideas; it supports future entrepreneurs in identifying a repeatable and scalable business model. Insight funds idea validation and MVP (Minimum Viable Product) development. The maximum funding per application is € 10.000.
BENEFICIARIES: individuals residing in Sardinia organised in operating teams of at least two people.
PROCEDURE: submission of applications to the helpdesk.
TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE FACILITY: € 400.000
Deadline: 29 december 2017
Information and contacts
Sebastiano Baghino
Indirizzo emailsportellostartup@sardegnaricerche.it

Startup Voucher - Incentives for the competitiveness of innovative startups
The Startup voucher promotes the establishment and growth of innovative startups wishing to develop products and services based on new technologies or new business models. The grant funds the completion plan and the subsequent stages of developing the innovative product, process or service. The maximum value of the plan is € 100.000.
BENEFICIARIES: innovative startups (pursuant to Law No 221/2012) established as capital companies not more than 36 months before the application, having a demonstrable prototype characterised by a significant innovation or differentiation with respect to the state of the art.
PROCEDURE: submission of applications to the helpdesk.
TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE FACILITY: € 3.500.000
Deadline: 29 december 2017
Information and contacts
Sebastiano Baghino
Indirizzo emailsportellostartup@sardegnaricerche.it

Microincentives for innovation
The call supports businesses in developing project to introduce product or process innovations, by funding consultancy services for the development of prototypes or for the protection and exploitation of industrial property. The maximum amount per grant is € 15.000, maximum aid intensity is 80% of eligible costs.
BENEFICIARIES: micro, small and medium-sized enterprises with their place of business in Sardinia, operating in the production sectors covered by Regulation (EU) No 1407/2013.
PROCEDURE: submission of applications to the helpdesk.
TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE FACILITY: € 1.000.000
Deadline: 31 December 2020
Information and contacts
Sandra Ennas
Indirizzo emailennas@sardegnaricerche.it
Mara Mangia
Indirizzo emailmangia@sardegnaricerche.it

FIT: Faber in Team
This call provides technical support to work teams for the development of prototypes using digital fabrication techniques and tools. The teams must be composed of between two and four people having different competencies. The projects may concern the development of a prototype or a process, the creation of designer objects, or the reuse of industrial production objects.
BENEFICIARIES: individuals resident in Sardinia and unemployed or non-employed.
PROCEDURE: published call.
TOTAL BUDGET FOR THE FACILITY: € 400.000
Deadline: 8 January 2018
Information and contacts
Fabrizio Sotgiu
Indirizzo emailsotgiu@sardegnaricerche.it

Promotion of new markets for innovation in public administrations
The call supports the development of R&D contracts, partnerships for innovation and pre-commercial contracts by public administrations of Sardinia. The aim is to improve the quality of the demand for innovation from Sardinian authorities, acting as experimenter, first users, clients and joint promoters of the innovation and can thus foster and facilitate investments by enterprises in the sectors covered by S3 - The Smart Specialisation Strategy of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia.
BENEFICIARIES: public administrations, public organisations and public-sector companies operating in Sardinia.
PROCEDURE: submission of applications to the helpdesk.
Deadline: 20 December 2017
Information and contacts
Susanna Maxia
Indirizzo emailinnovazionepa@sardegnaricerche.it