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Digital Growth Programme Services in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Competent Body: Service of Industry and Technology (MECIT)

Programme Description:

  • The aim of the programme is to implement Digital Technology services in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).
  • The priority order is determined by the order of submission of proposals.

Eligible Applicants:

  • New or existing SMEs
    • Up to 250 employees,
    • Annual turnover not exceeding €50 million or an annual balance sheet not exceeding €43 million.

Ineligible SMEs:

  • Business activities related to primary production, processing and marketing of agricultural products,
  • Business activities related to fisheries and aquaculture.

Funding Amount:

  • Minimum investment €5.000,
  • Maximum €50.000 for SMEs of manufacturing activities,
  • Maximum €40.000 for SMEs of other activities,
  • Funding rate 50%,
  • The total amount of de minimis aid granted to a single undertaking shall not exceed €200.000 over any period of three (3) fiscal years.

Eligible Expenditures:

  • Equipment such as, of network (routers, firewalls, WAFs, Load Balancers), of servers and Bladeservers, Storage area network (SAN), Gateways, Ups, other specialised such as Bar Codes Readers etc.
  • Software: Off-the-shelf (purchase license and install and/or through cloud) etc.
  • Specialised programming Software/Systems (ERP, DMS, BPM, RPA, Specialised installations Be-spoke-Software Development, e-commerce, Industrial Digitalisation, Electronic Shelf Labels, Data analytics, Secure Payment, etc.).
  • Information Systems Services (Software Customization, Data Transmission, Personnel Installation and Staff Training) etc.
  • Other eligible costs: digital marketing, presence on Social Media, Consulting Services Expenses etc.