Integrated incentives Packages (medium enterprises) Information sheet -

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Integrated Incentives Packages are part of a range of flexible investment schemes, designed to facilitate new business investments, available from the Apulia Regional Government, through the regional in-house agency Puglia Sviluppo.
Integrated Incentives Packages represent a regional grant scheme to support small-medium sized capital investment projects for investors who create new jobs and safeguard existing jobs, contributing to the consolidation or recovery of existing industrial activities and/or to the creation of new business in the region.

Types of eligible investments
Integrated Incentives Packages support investments projects for existing businesses already located in Apulia or for new businesses to be located within the region, aimed at the following types of initiative:
  • setting up a new production unit;
  • expanding an existing production unit;
  • new product development within an existing production unit;
  • introducing substantial changes to the overall production process within an existing production unit.
Investment limits
Funding is available for investment projects with overall eligible expenditure and costs falling within the range between 1 million and 40 million Euros.

Who can apply: beneficiaries
  • Medium-sized enterprises (a medium-sized enterprise is a company which employs at least 50 employees or which produces an annual turnover of less than 50 million Euros);
  • SME's associated to the investment plan presented by a medium-sized enterprise. In this case, at least the 50% of the total eligible costs which make up the overall investment plan must be submitted on behalf of the medium-sized enterprise, whilst each of the other participating SMEs must submit eligible costs of no less than 1 million Euros.

Eligible sectors
Almost all manufacturing businesses (ATECO - Classification of economic activity code - Letter "C") are eligible, although the European Commission restricts assistance in the following areas which are not currently eligible:
  • 12.0 Tobacco industry;
  • 20.6 Manufacture of fibre;
  • 24.1 Iron and steel;
  • 24.2 Manufacturing of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles and related accessories in steel (excluding those cast steel);
  • 30.11.02 Shipyards for metal constructions and non-metallic (excluding seats);
  • 33.15 Repairs and maintenance of ships and boats (excluding engines), only for the repair and maintenance of ships.
In addition, some fishery and agricultural products are subject to restrictions.
Some service industry businesses may also qualify, depending on the economic activity code.
A full list of the eligible ATECO economic activity codes is available on the following website: http://www.sistema.puglia.it/SistemaPuglia/piamedieimprese

Eligible expenditure
  • Investments in eligible “tangible assets” (purchase of land; construction works and similar; machinery and plant facilities; computer programmes; patents), including feasibility studies and works management
  • Investments in eligible research activities (research related to industrial or experimental R & D)
  • Investments in consultancy services for: o technological and business innovation, including quality control, environmental policy, social responsibility and ethical certification o e-business practices o environmental protection and energy savings measures o international marketing and international business development programmes
  • Investments for the participation in trade fairs

Level of funding for investments in “tangible assets”
Funding is available, depending on the type of costs involved, as set out below:
  • 20% - 35% for medium-sized enterprises;
  • 25% - 45% for small enterprises.

Level of funding for investments in R&D activities
Funding is available, depending on the type of costs involved, as set out below:
  • Investments in industrial research (for a total of up to 10 million Euros per project, for medium-sized companies; for a total of up to 5 million Euros per project, for small enterprises):
    - 60% for medium-sized enterprises;
    - 70% for small enterprises.
  • Investments in experimental R&D (for a total of up to 7.5 million Euros per project, for medium-sized companies; for a total of up to 3.5 million Euros per project, for small enterprises):
    - 35% for medium-sized enterprises;
    - 45% for small enterprises.
  • Technical feasibility studies (for a total of up to 1 million Euros per project, for medium-sized companies; for a total of up to 0.5 million Euros per project, for small enterprises): 50%.
  • Patents and other industrial property rights (for a total of up to 4 million Euros per project, for medium-sized companies; for a total of up to 2 million Euros per project, for small enterprises): 50%.
Additional funding of up to 15% of eligible costs may be available for industrial research and experimental development, based on specific eligibility criteria.

Level of funding for consultancy services
Funding is available, depending on the type of costs involved, as set out below:
  • Investments in consultancy services for technological and business innovation (for a total of up to 7.5 million Euros per project): 50%;
  • Investments in other consultancy services (for a total of up to 2 million Euros per project): 45 - 50%
  • Investments for the participation in trade fairs (for a total of up to 2 million Euros per project, up to 100,000 Euros per participating company): 45 – 50%.
Regulatory reference Art. 26 Regional Regulation n. 17/2014

How to apply
Applications must be submitted electronically, in Italian, through the website www.sistema.puglia.it, following the procedure in the specific section “PIA Medie imprese” (Integrated incentives packages – medium-sized enterprises)
Additional information Additional information is available on the following websites:
http://www.pugliasviluppo.eu - http://www.sistema.puglia.it or by contacting Puglia Sviluppo SpA
Via delle Dalie, Zona Industriale Modugno (BA)
Tel: +39 080 5498811 - E-mail: fdi@pugliasviluppo.it

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Data Pubblicazione sul portale: 17 Febbraio 2017
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