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Digital Step

Information sheet for submitting applications for financing investment projects in the Action

The new Action "Digital Step"  aims at the digital upgrade of micro, small and medium enterprises.

Submission Period:

Start of Submissions: June 11, 2018 

Submission Deadline: September 17, 2018  

Beneficiaries of the Action:

Existing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, which before the date of electronic submission of the application for funding:

  • have closed at least two (2) full management years and keep books B 'and C' category until 31.12.2017,

  • have at least one eligible KAD of activity not included in Annex IV NON-ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES (KAD).


Investment Plans & Subsidy 

Investment plans from 5,000 euros to 50,000 euros. 

50% of the eligible costs are subsidized.

Basic Conditions for Participation

   Businesses should: 

  • To show the last three years, at least a positive result before taxes, interest and depreciation

  • Provide proof of security for at least 60% of the private participation of the investment plan when submitting the financing application

  • To operate legally by having the appropriate, in accordance with the current legislation, operating license

  • Submit expenditure that has not been funded and has not been included in another program funded by national or Community funds

  • Not be included as beneficiaries in decisions to revoke previous actions related to digital technology

  • To make an investment proposal per TIN, exclusively in only one Region

  • To submit an investment plan that concerns an eligible KAD.


Subsidized Expenses

  • Supply, transport, installation and operation of new machines and other ICT equipment, necessary for the operation of the company and the provision of the services provided

  • Procurement and configuration of software

  • E-shop necessarily with features: 

    • At least 2 languages 

    • Mobile responsive

    • Ordering, storage and software  electronic payments

  • Services related to:

    • hosting (hosting, collocation)

    • Internet connection

    • digital advertising (google ads, facebook ads)

    • development of digital advertising material

    • digital policy development and / or certification  security,

    • data transfer or software configuration

  • Wage costs of employees (new staff).


Expenditure is eligible from the date of application for funding.  

Digital Business Ranking:

Before submitting the investment plan, each company must complete a questionnaire and capture its current digital status (ICT equipment of the last three years, software, digital services, other ICT data).  

Based on its digital status, it is automatically classified in one of the four (4) digital levels that define the levels of digital maturity according to the detailed Invitation.  

The investment plan should aim at the digital upgrade of the business by at least 1 tier. Indicative: 

  • from digital (D) to (C)

  • from digital (C) to (B) and so on.


THE  Ependysis Business Consultants , with executives who have previously evaluated and not only submitted NSRF investment proposals, can successfully undertake the submission as well as the monitoring of your investment plan.


For more information call the company phones: 2112155988 or  .

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