Support of funding
Purpose: to strengthen the enterprises of the Region of Central Macedonia by providing favorable incentives for the design and implementation of investment projects.
The Region of Central Macedonia as a policy maker and implementer, utilizes all available tools to support investment projects for all enterprises. Taking advantage of both national funds, through Development Law N.4399 / 2016 and co-financed programs (Regional Operational Program of Central Macedonia) supports entrepreneurship by providing incentives for the design and implementation of investments that will stimulate and enhance business activity on the basis of sustainability, innovation and the creation of new jobs.
Α. Αναπτυξιακός Νόμος 4399/2016
o 79 Investment Plans of total amount 50.2 €
o 43 General Entrepreneurship Investment Plans of total amount 21.9 M €
o 15 New Independent Investment Plans of total amount € 7.3 million
o 23 Mechanical Equipment Investment Plans of total amount 21 €
o 67 Proposals in General Entrepreneurship
o 28 Proposals in New Independent Enterprises
o 7 Proposals in Mechanical equipment
At the same time, the Independent Directorate for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Support provides systematic information to enterprises for all possible capabilities to capitalize, financing tools, while is responsible for supervising the entire administrative assessment, ensuring the necessary transparency and validity of the overall process.
Β. Regional Operational Programme of Central Macedonia
The ROP of Central Macedonia 2014-2020 is a very important development tool with a spatial scope of application the administrative boundaries of the Region. It is a targeted effort to provide comprehensive support to the Region for a balanced and sustainable development of an aνailable budget of approximately € 1 billion.
Particular emphasis is given to the funding of Research and Innovation, and to strengthening the competitiveness of SMEs. Financial resources of 140m Euros are being directed towards research, innovation and entrepreneurship actions aiming to strengthen our productivity system, as well as increasing the competitiveness, openness and effective entry of Central Macedonia’s enterprises into international markets.
In the next period, relevant calls of € 120 million will be published with regard to:
o Strengthening private research infrastructures and developing collaborations between research entities and enterprises.
o Providing flexible forms of support, such as innovation and technology vouchers, to introduce new knowledge and innovation to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises.
o In support of entrepreneurial clusters.
o To support investment projects for the development of products and services of Information and Communication Technologies.
o To support small and medium-sized enterprises in the sectors of Tourism, Manufacturing, Trade and Services.
Within the first two months of 2019, two invitations will be published to support the majority of enterprises who are active or planning to be in the Region of Central Macedonia. The invitations take into account the comparative advantages of the Region as well as the dynamics of specific sectors at national and international level.
Total public expenditure is 64m with the grant rate being 45% of the total eligible project cost from 30,000 to 600,000 €.
• Establishment and Modernisation of Existing Very Small, Small and Medium Manufacturing and Tourism Enterprises
• Modernisation of Existing Very Small, Small and Medium-Sized of trading and service providing enterprises.