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EUR 1.38 million to support SMEs in the Agrofood, Forestry and Environment areas

09th October 2019

The first edition of the programme supported 21 Portuguese SMEs, with a total investment of EUR 300 000. Among the Portuguese projects that received support in the first edition of the programme there are, for example, a development project of a wildland fire detection system or a solution for the real-time monitoring of the vinification process.

Applications are open from 26 November of 2019 to 31 January of 2020 on the projects’ website: https://www.projectdiva.eu/funding-calls/. SMEs, including young companies and startups, that are legally constituted and established in one of the six countries concerned, may apply. 

For what purpose? To fund the development of new products and services through several typologies of vouchers:  maturation vouchers worth EUR 10.000, to support proofs of concept; demonstration vouchers to support the development of demonstrators in a real environment, worth EUR 25.000 for the small scale demonstration and EUR 60.000 for the large scale demonstration; and internationalisation vouchers worth EUR 30.000 to support the development of internationalisation strategies.

The projects can be individual or in consortium, and they must be led by a company.

There were 147 applications received by the DIVA project in the first edition of the programme, 66 of them were awarded vouchers worth a total of EUR 1.320 million. Out of these 66, 10 applications were Portuguese, representing 21 SMEs, which received four maturation vouchers, five demonstration vouchers and one internationalisation voucher.

Companies may seek support and ask questions until 15 January, through the email diva@inesctec.pt .

DIVA (boosting innovative Digitech Value chains for Agrofood, forestry and environment) is funded by the European Union’s H2020 INNOSUP research and innovation programme.

More information on this project may be found here: www.projectdiva.eu .

 

For more information:

Joana Coelho

Communication Service                                                                                                                               

INESC TEC

FEUP’s Campus

Rua Dr Roberto Frias

4200-465 Porto

Portugal

Tel.: +351 22 209 4297

Mob.: +351 924 444 321

joana.d.coelho@inesctec.pt

www.inesctec.pt