The purpose of the open call is to implement innovative solutions into SME's life by testing a cross-regional service scheme that supports digital transition of the cross-border region through supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups to apply digital solutions.
The objective of the call is to translate the digitalization tools into tangible applications for SMEs and start-ups in pilot projects, while relying on the complete portfolio of the ATHU DIH network.
The subject of the open call is to provide services of free of charge for pilot projects implemented by SMEs and start-ups registered in Hungary or Austria close cooperation with IMPROVE! project partner(s) as solution provider(s).
The subject of the pilot project are digital solutions that fall into at least one of the following areas:
The application must be a simple application in which the applicant defines the digital service(s)
APPLICANT may only be a micro, small or medium-sized enterprise and start-up organized as a legal or natural person who is engaged in economic activity in the programme area (Győr-Moson-Sopron, Vas und Zala County in Hungary and Nord-, Mittel- and Südburgenland, Wien, Wiener Umland-Südteil, Niederösterreich Süd, Graz und Oststeiermark in Austria) and is organized as a company or sole proprietor with a business address in Hungary or Austria.
The applicant is not in equity or in any other way proprietary or management related to the open call providers (see Chapter 10 in the IMPORVE! DIGICALL document).
The applicant may apply to the open call with only one application. If several applications of the same Applicant arise, only the first arrived application is considered, while the others are discarded.
The pilot project must be consistent with the purpose and subject of the public call.
(Submitted forms shall be completed in German or Hungarian or English language)
The application on defined forms in this open call documentation has to be submitted electronically to the address: email@example.com AND the relevant regional contact point in copy. (Application form, Declaration by the applicant, De minimus declaration)
Please, use the following expression in the subject of your application e-mail:
In Hunagrian: IMPROVE!_Jelentkezés pilot projektre
In German: IMPROVE!_ Bewerbung für Pilotprojekt
In English: IMPROVE!_Application for pilot project
OPENING DATE: 25th January 2021
CLOSING DATE: 31st May 2021 (until 16:00)
Deadline for submission of application: 31.05.2021 until 16:00
Deadline for the decision on winner applicants and contracting: 15.06.2021
Start of the pilot project: 01.07.2021
End of the pilot project and the deadline for submission of report: 31.03.2022
Services awarded under this Open Call will be provided by the IMPROVE! partners free of charge based on the Cooperation Agreement. The supported services are non-refundable and count as de minimis aid.
You can find more information about the financing in the IMPORVE! DIGICALL document.
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