Proof-of-Concept (PoC) programme

Country Croatia
Influence of the
financing instrument
Thematic Scope all
Type R&D Project Funding
Legal/Financial Form grant

PoC provides support to innovative projects in early research phases, in order to ensure their pre-commercial capital for technical and commercial validation of an innovative concept. Through PoC implementation, user gets an answer if the idea/proposed solution can be further developed and whether it will work on a commercial level.  

For companies seeking investors, successful implementation of innovative concept provides security that the prototype or process of further concept development is technically feasible. PoC enables implementation of comprehensive commercial and technical verification and validation of research results, with the goal of reducing technical and commercial risks, and identification of the most suitable strategy for commercialization and invention protection.  

Possible usage of the funding instrument in the P2G context: In terms of P2G, PoC instrument provides an opportunity to conduct a pilot project and possibility to verify the scale-up options.

Legal Entity Hrvatska agencija za malo gospodarstvo, inovacije i investicije HAMAG BICRO
HAMAG BICRO - Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments
Geographic Scope Entire Croatia
Eligibility Criteria SMEs
Co-Financing Rate 60-70%, depending on the enterprise size
Volume Around 22.000.000 HRK overall in the funding instrument – up to 500.000 HRK per project.
Duration Projects lasting up to 12 months. Duration of the call is 5 months.
Limitations Equipment and infrastructure purchase is not an eligible cost. User cannot obtain profit during project duration. 
Periodicity thus far Yearly
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