Starting from 7 November 2019, companies and business networks will have the opportunity to start filling in applications to request the so-called Innovation manager voucher. The decree of the Ministry of Economic Development (Ministry of Economic Development), which governs the methods and terms for their presentation and the granting of the subsidy have been published in the past few hours.
This measure was conceived with the aim of financially supporting the technological and digital transformation processes of small and medium-sized companies and Italian business networks. Thanks to the vouchers, managerial figures with the necessary skills to implement the enabling technologies provided by the National Business Plan 4.0.
The incentive will also make it possible to modernize the management and organizational structure of the company, including access to financial and capital markets. Consultancy fees are allowed for the acquisition of technologies related to Big Data, Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, visualization systems in virtual and augmented reality, open innovation, man-machine interfaces, robotics, marketing and IoT.
For the Vouchers the resources allocated by the 2019 budget law are available, for the years 2019 and 202.0 equal to 50 million euros. The facilitation will be granted through a counter procedure, the questions sent by the interested parties will then be admitted to the preliminary phase based on the chronological order of presentation.
The application submission process includes a preliminary verification of the possession of the requisites for accessing the IT procedure (starting from 10:00 am on October 31st 2019), the completion of the access application (starting from 10.00 am on November 7th 2019 and until 17.00 on 26 November 2019) and sending the request for access to the benefits (starting from 10.00 on 3 December 2019).