The Turin Chamber of Commerce has opened a new call for proposals through which it will assign a total of €1 million in the form of non-repayable vouchers to support companies engaged in technological transition in various fields: digitization, robotics, additive manufacturing, big data, blockchain, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and many others.
Each company will be able to receive a maximum of 10,000 euros and vouchers aimed at activities in all sectors on condition that the expenditure is allocated to consulting activities and training courses, tailored to the needs of the market to which it belongs.
Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises with registered or operational/productive office in the metropolitan area of Turin can apply for the voucher through digitally signed application sent through a delegated intermediary exclusively through the Web Telemacoplatform, from May 19, 2021 until July 16, 2021.
After the evaluation phase - during which will be considered the relevance of the project, the environmental sustainability, the consistency with the objectives presented, the quality of the tools adopted and the replicability - will be published a ranking of projects admitted and funded.
The initiative intends to encourage interaction and collaboration between the local realities: for this reason, the applications sent will have to include a project form in which it is highlighted the participation of a local reality chosen among those belonging to one of the following categories:
- DIH - Digital Innovation Hub
- EDI - Digital Ecosystem for Innovation
- Competence Centers, Research and Technology Transfer Centers, Science and Technology Parks, Innovation Centers, Technopoles, Technology Clusters, etc.
- Certified incubators
- Technology transfer centers
- Innovative startups and SMEs
- Higher Technical Institutes (ITS)
- Enterprise networks with legal entity
"From 2017 to today through the PID we have financed the innovation of our companies by disbursing 240 vouchers amounting to over 2.2 million euros, which have generated total investments of almost 3.8 million euros," recalled Dario Gallina, President of the Turin Chamber of Commerce. In the period mentioned, the PID has allocated additional contributions in the area for € 1.5 million and organized 104 training events with a total of 7,300 participants. During 2020, the PID gave out on-the-ground contributions of €1m and organized 72 webinars and training initiatives involving 2,700 people.
"Today we are putting more than €1 million on the table to allow small businesses in particular to approach the world of digitization, finding effective solutions within their reach," Gallina concluded, "the pandemic has accelerated the use of new technologies in all sectors, driving the need for innovation, which represents an essential path for an immediate restart and lasting growth after this crisis."
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