Support to R&D activities for the development of new sustainable technologies, products and services (action by Programme Agreement 1.1.4) - POR Puglia 2014-2020

Action 1.1

Support to R&D activities for the development of new sustainable technologies, products and services (action by Programme Agreement 1.1.4)

Examples of activities that this action is intended to carry out are aimed at supporting R&D projects of companies operating in Puglia with reference to both for SMEs and for large enterprises and/or public-private partnerships: such projects may be prepared individually, or as part of wider and more articulated integrated investment projects combining tangible and intangible funds.

Through investment support, R&D is therefore aiming to achieve significant results, such as:

  • to pool expertise both between companies interested in promoting joint research programmes and between companies and bodies specialised in able to provide adequate specialist skills and experience;
  • to identify innovative technological solutions that support industrial innovation while safeguarding the environment, and producing positive impacts on it (eco-innovation);
  • to support the dissemination of a culture of research and innovation as a priority factor for the competitiveness of the regional production system, both in knowledge-intensive activities and in mature sectors.

The types of beneficiaries are large, small and medium-sized enterprises.