Improving the competitiveness and efficiency of SMEs in assisted areas through information and communication technology (ICT)

Competitiveness and efficiency improvement of SMEs in state assisted areas through information and communication technologies (ICT)-01

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Eligible applicants: legal or natural persons that are micro, small or medium enterprise (SME), which belong to the I., II. and III. a group of local governments and first group of regional governments.

The minimum amount of grant: 100,000 kunas

The maximum amount of the grant: 1,500,000 kunas

The maximum aid intensity of 90%.

Legitimate investments:

  • The cost of procurement of standard and out-of-box software and development / development of specific software (designed tailored to the needs of users), including its installation, programming, testing, and / or configuration for users’ needs (eg, DMS, ERP, CMS, ECM, CRM, CAD, CAM);
  • The cost for a license for a software upgrade;
  • The cost of procurement of computer equipment, including installation, programming and / or configuration for users’ needs; Expenditure on other equipment and devices necessary for direct project activities (UPS, active and passive network equipment, network cabinet / rack, etc.);
  • The costs of training staff to use the new system;
  • Costs for smaller-scale infrastructural projects / work required for the introduction of ICT systems (eg, networking equipment, structured cabling, construction of server rooms, etc.), Which do not require a building permit / confirmation of the main project / solution for construction, up to a maximum of 10% of the total the value of the project;
  • Costs based on business trips and travel for training, up to a maximum of 2% of the total value of the project;
  • Costs for the services of external experts for the preparation and conduct of the procurement procedures, to a maximum of 2% of the total value of the project;
  • Cost of services of external experts to conduct the project, up to a maximum of 10% of the total value of the project;
  • Cost of services of financial audit for projects with aid equal to or greater than 500,000;
  • Costs related to meeting the requirements of information and visibility

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