Грантова програма для зміцнення міжнародного партнерства

В рамках програми «Planning grants» передбачено фінансову підтримку діяльності направленої на зміцнення партнерства, вивчення можливостей та провадження технологій або бізнес-моделей для нових ринків.  Дедлайн - 29 вересня 2017 р. (далі - англ.).

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A Planning Grant can help you strengthen your partnerships and explore new market opportunities for your technology or business model.

Eligibility

Applicants

Applicants must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

  • The main applicant must be a company or organisation based outside one of the 14 countries, and its partner organisation (the potential customer) must be legally registered in the project country.
  • The partners must have signed a Memorandum of Understanding or similar agreement before applying.
  • As guiding principle companies or private organizations applying and their partners should have at least 3 employees and have been operating for about 3 years. We particularly encourage applications from small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Both partners must exhibit sound finances and a reasonable turnover.

Note that no organisation, private or public, is eligible for funds if it is involved in any of the following:

The manufacture of arms and/or their components

The tobacco industry

The alcohol industry

Projects

Applications are scored based on six key areas:

  • Impact
  • Technical solution
  • Market potential and commercial viability
  • Partners
  • Project plan, budget and risks
  • Additionality
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Projects must fulfil the following eligibility requirements:

  • The project’s activities involve exploring new market opportunities, understanding local conditions, and strengthening partnerships.
  • The project involves the introduction of new technology or business models in one of the 14 available countries.
  • The technology in question has already been proven and sold in another market.
  • The following are examples of suitable project activities:
  • Feasibility studies or market research investigating rules and requirements relevant to the project country
  • Meeting with partners and other local stakeholders to draw up business plans or plan joint activities and projects
  • Capacity development and sharing of knowledge between the partners

Funding

Examples of the costs that can be covered by a Planning Grant are:

  • External services
  • Travel to the project country
  • Project auditing and accounting
  • The maximum amount you can apply for as a Planning Grant is SEK 350,000. Co-financing is not required for Planning Grants, although it may be considered favourable during the selection process.

Ineligible Costs

  • The following costs are not eligible for funding and will not be reimbursed:
  • Any costs incurred before the decision to award the grant is made
  • Wages and salaries for staff
  • Input materials intended for the continuous production of goods or services
  • Direct investments in inventory, real estate or land intended for the continuous production of goods or services
  • Overheads
  • Financial transaction fees, foreign exchange fees, interest payments, and other financial expenses
  • Representation and per diem for workshop participants
  • Duties, taxes, and statutory charges
  • Indirect costs

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