The Patents + 2023 Call aims to support the innovative and competitive capacity of SMEs through the valorisation and economic exploitation of patents on the national and international markets.
SMEs, including newly established ones, with registered and operational headquarters in Italy.
Proposing companies must meet one of the following conditions:
- are holders of one or more patents or holders of an exclusive license registered at the UIBM of a patent for an industrial invention granted in Italy after 01/01/2022
- are holders of a national patent application for an industrial invention filed after 01/01/2021 with a search report with a "non-negative" outcome;
- are holders of a European patent application or an international patent application filed after 01/01/2021, with the related search report with
"non-negative" outcome, which claims the priority of a previous national patent application, provided that the national priority application has not already been admitted to the Brevetti+ benefits referred to in previous calls
- be registered in the Companies Register;
- be in the full and free exercise of their civil rights, not be in voluntary liquidation and not be subject to insolvency proceedings;
- Not excluded from de minimis aid, pursuant to Article 1 of EC Regulation 1407/2013;
- Without ongoing administrative proceedings related to revocation acts for undue receipt of public resources.
What it finances
Each beneficiary can present only one valorisation project relating to a single patent which is not already the subject of another application presented in this office or in previous ones;
The project presented must highlight the ways in which the company intends to economically valorise the patent and how the requested services are aimed at achieving results consistent with the strategy described.
80% non-repayable contribution
Maximum amount 140,000 euros.
The contribution is aimed at the purchase of specialized services related and strictly connected to the economic valorisation of the patent and functional to its introduction into the production and organizational process of the proposing company, in order to increase its competitive capacity.
A. Design, engineering and industrialization (including Proof of Concept)
- I. feasibility study (technical specifications with related documents, identification of materials,
- production cycle definition, product layout);
- ii. production design,
- iii. study, design and engineering of the prototype, also with a view to increasing the value of the TRL;
- iv. design and creation of firmware exclusively for numerical control machines aimed at the production cycle;
- v. analysis and definition of the software architecture only if it is related to the process covered by the patent application or patent, with the exclusion of the creation of the code itself;
- you. production tests;
- vii. issuing product or process certifications strictly connected to the patent
- subject of the question.
B. Organization and development
- the. organization of production processes;
- ii. analysis for the qualitative and quantitative definition of new geographical and sectoral markets;
- iii. definition of the communication strategy, promotion and management of distribution channels.
C. Technology transfer
- the. preparation of confidentiality agreements;
- ii. preparation of patent licensing agreements;
- iii. Collaboration contract between SMEs and research institutes/universities (research agreements
The project cannot be based on a single service; At least one service from Macroarea A must be present in the project;
The amounts requested for services relating to Macro Areas B and C, overall, cannot exceed 40% of the total of the requested plan.
Those services whose expenses have been invoiced, even partially, on a date equal to or prior to the date of electronic submission of the admission application cannot be eligible for the benefits.
The investment plan must be concluded within 18 months from the date of receipt by the Managing Body of the granting of the contribution
- 30% of the contribution requested as an advance
- Between 30% and 60% of the contribution granted to SAL
The non-repayable contribution is raised to 100% for beneficiary companies which at the time of submitting the application were co-owners - with a public research body (University, Research Institutions and IRCCS) - of the patent application or issued patent or holders of an exclusive license relating to a patent issued to one of the aforementioned public bodies, already
transcribed to the UIBM, without territorial extension constraints.
The delivery takes place by SAL (work progress status). Intermediate disbursement requests can be presented in the following ways alternatively and at the choice of the beneficiary:
- as an advance, an amount of up to 30% of the contribution granted - which can also be requested at the same time as signing the deed granting the contribution, upon presentation of a suitable bank guarantee or insurance policy. The request of
disbursement of the advance must be presented no later than 3 months from the date of signing the deed granting the contribution; once this non-extendable deadline has elapsed, the right to request the advance payment is lost;
- an intermediate progress report (SAL) in exchange for the use of specialist services whose overall value generates a payable subsidy of between 30% and 60% of the contribution granted, upon presentation of a report which
highlights the progress of the activities and the intermediate results obtained and the invoices, even if not receipted, relating to the services purchased. The request for disbursement of the SAL must be submitted no later than 12 months from the date of signing the deed granting the contribution; after this deadline, which cannot be extended, you lose the right to request the disbursement of the SAL.
- The investment plan must be concluded within 18 months from the date of receipt by the Managing Body of the deed granting the contribution signed by the applicant. The request for disbursement of the balance must be submitted by e
no later than 45 days from the conclusion of the plan.
Door opening: 12:00 on 24 October 2023 while resources last.