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Pre-publication of Special Action  in the field of Aquaculture

The special action in the field of Aquaculture concerns the support of research and innovation projects carried out in Greece by research bodies and dynamic domestic companies.


The aim of the action is to create the necessary knowledge base in order to increase the competitiveness of the industry and stimulate economic activity at regional and national level.

The action has as specific objectives:

  • focusing efforts and resources on focused S&T priorities, important for the economy and society, with a view to maximizing  benefits for the Greek economy, in accordance with the priorities of the National RTD Strategy for smart specialization,

  • the  development of new or improved products or services or production methods with high added value in order to improve the competitiveness / productivity of companies in the industry and their penetration into new markets,

  • the strengthening and upgrading of the executive / research potential of the enterprises with its participation in RTD activities, which find direct application in the productive process of the enterprises,

  • strengthening the participation of companies in undertaking S&T activities and in the more effective interconnection of the research system of the country with the productive sectors of the economy.

The total  public expense  of action amounts to  € 5.25 million  and its total budget is estimated at  7 million €.

the action  co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) under the Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and  Innovation (EPANEK) ”of the NSRF 2014-2020. The action is part of EPANEK and specifically in Priority Axes 01  and  01C, in Investment Priority 1b and in Specific Objective 1.1.


Eligible beneficiaries for submission of proposals are research bodies [1]  and business [2]  with installation within the Greek territory.


The grant proposal is submitted by:


Bad  -   partnership of research institution / companies and companies for the S&T priorities with code 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 3.3, 4.1, 4.2 and 5.2 of Annex A 'of this pre-publication.

The participation / budget of the companies will amount to at least 50% of the total budget of the partnership.


Figure 2  - partnership of two (2) or more research bodies for S&T priorities with code 3.1, 3.2, 5.1, 5.3, 6.1 and 6.2 of Annex A 'of this pre-publication.

It is noted that for the S&T priorities with code 6.1 and 6.2 it is possible to submit a proposal by a single research body.


The physical object of the proposals must be included in a specific S&T priority of Annex A '(Inclusion / exclusion criteria) of this pre-publication.


Eligible costs:


Aid for research and development projects:

- Staff costs,

- Instrument and equipment costs,

- Expenditure on contract research,

- Additional overheads and other operating expenses.


Innovation aid for SMEs:

- Expenditure on obtaining, validating and protecting patents.


The action supports projects with a minimum eligible public expenditure of € 50,000 and a maximum of € 350,000 with an implementation period of eighteen (18) to twenty-four (24) months.


The amount of the subsidy for companies, depending on their size (small, medium or large enterprise), ranges from 65% -80% for industrial research, while for experimental development from 40% -60%. Research institutions are funded with 100% of the project cost.


The evaluation criteria of the proposals are the following:


A.     Quality - reliability of the institutions,

Β.   Scientific and technological quality of the proposal,

Γ.   Impact - Utilization of results.

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 at: 2112155988 or email  .

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