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Factsheet for measure CZ-2020-14/2711 – Updated – measures in Czechia
|Czechia , applies nationwide
|Temporary, 02 April 2020 – 15 May 2020
|COVID-19, Restructuring Support Instruments
|Legislations or other statutory regulations
Reorientation of business activities
– Change of production/Innovation
|Aleš Kroupa (Research Institute for Labour and Social Affairs)
|23 June 2022 (updated 17 November 2022)
The recipient of support can only be an entrepreneur or a research organisation that is listed as research organisation (according to § 33a of act no. 130/2002 Coll., on the support of research, experimental development and innovation from public funds, as amended.
Companies applying for the scheme must: * have no arrears to the state; delay in paying arrears or a settlement agreement; arrears are considered to be settled arrears for the past calendar year; * have no arrears due to the wage claims of its employees for the past calendar year; * cannot be a commercial company in which the public official, or a person controlled by them, owns a share representing at least 25% of the shareholder's participation in the company (according to act no. 159/2006 Coll., on conflicts of interest).
The Ministry of Industry and Trade announced the call 'The Czech Rise Up - Smart measures against Covid-19'. The objective of the programme is to support the rapid deployment of technologies and solutions, both medical and non-medical, that will assure an effective combat of COVID-19 pandemic. The programme covers operating costs of companies that plan to introduce new solutions and products against COVID-19, need to expand current production or change production focus towards manufacturing of protective equipment.
The programme sees expansion of capacities or introduction of new protective equipment solutions such as respirators and ventilators as a priority group of activities (activity A). In the second and third group of the programme (activity B and C), the funded activities are targeted at the development of medical and non-medical solutions that can help combat COVID-19 infection, including projects that can prevent further virus spread and also mitigate the consequences of the pandemic.
The subsidy is provided in the form of de minimis aid, that is the maximum amount of support is €200,000. The amount of state funds' participation in the eligible expenditure of the project ranges between 50–90% of the total costs, depending on the activity.
Duration of the programme: maximum 2 years or until the financial allocation has been exhausted.
Two hundred proposals were admitted in the first call. 65 projects have been supported.
|Does not apply to workers
|Applies to all businesses
|Does not apply to citizens
Company / Companies
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
Very quick reaction from Ministry of Industry and Trade has been appreciated by the enterpreneurs (based on the survey made among 400 enterpreneurs between 19–24 March 2020).
Eurofound (2022), Program Czech Rise Up – Smart solutions to combat COVID-19, measure CZ-2020-14/2711 (measures in Czechia), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/CZ-2020-14_2711.html
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