For Applicants from Private Sector: The maximum funding rate of eligible costs is 70%.
For Applicants from Public Sector: 100% of eligible costs.
MSE funding is limited to Croatian project partners only. Croatian project partner could be consortium (consisting of at least two national legal entities) or a single legal entity.
Eligibility criteria for Croatian project partners are as follows:
- research organizations:
o public research institutes
o public higher education institutions
o other legal entities performing research activity
- other legal entities performing research activities:
o non-governmental and non-profit organizations (NGO’s) or institutions whose main object is research activity or research and development activity registered by the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration or other relevant national body
o micro, small and medium enterprises (SME’s) entered in the relevant National Register (Court or Craftsmen) and registered to perform research and development activities.
Project proposals already funded under separate financial instruments / call will not be reviewed and will not be eligible under this call.
For Croatian applicants, general H2020 Programme rules on eligible and ineligible costs apply (can be found in the Annotated Model Grant Agreement (AGA) for H2020 Programme at the link).
Applicants from Private Sector receiving basic funding from the MSE can only be granted funds for covering extra expenditure, i.e. as an addition to their basic financing.
Project consortia with SME applicants is encouraged but not mandatory. Also, other legal entities from business sector, which are not SME’s can apply as project partners, but they must ensure their own funding for their participation in the project activities since they are not eligible for MSE funds.
Croatian applicants are required to inform the national contact point about the project application. Applicants are advised to consult the national contact point for the pre-eligibility check.
Submission of the financial and scientific reports in accordance with the national GA.