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Facilitated finance and partner search for R&D initiatives

GearUp offers 360° support in terms of subsidized finance, with particular attention to regional, national and community funds (non-repayable and interest rate grants) made available by the Regions, the Ministries of Research and Economic Development , as well as by the European Union through specific direct and indirect calls aimed at the implementation of innovation and technology transfer projects. The choice and effective use of the financing instrument suited to the customer’s needs is fundamental for achieving business objectives by minimizing business risk and at the same time reducing the return on investment (ROI). GearUp’s support concerns both the phase of defining the technical objectives and the phase of drafting the project and presenting the documentation necessary to submit the request for financing, as well as the phases of evaluating the application, managing the activities and checking the technical progress , of technical-economic final assessment, as well as also covering specific technical aspects entrusted. The service also includes the definition of the skills and resources necessary to achieve the company’s strategic objectives, as well as the search for possible national and international industrial partners (SMEs and GIs) and scientific partners (Research Organisms) useful for the implementation of the projects that will always be characterized by a cutting-edge degree of innovation compared to the reference state of the art.

Finanza Agevolata e ricerca partner per iniziative di R&S

What are the subsidized finance instruments?

Concessionary finance instruments are programs or financial instruments made available by government bodies or institutions with the aim of supporting and facilitating certain economic activities, projects or specific sectors. Some common examples of concessional finance instruments include:

  1. Contributions and Subsidies
  2. Tax breaks
  3. Subsidized Loans
  4. Financial Guarantees
  5. Employment Incentive Programs
  6. Public Risk Capital Funds
  7. Export concessions
  8. Incentives for Energy and the Environment

These tools can vary considerably from region to region and can be targeted at specific sectors or particular economic policy objectives.

In particular, the subsidized finance tools for Research and Development (R&D), in which GearUp has excellent expertise, vary depending on the regions in which the customer is located and on government policies. However, there are some common types of tools used to support innovation and research, including for example:

  1. R&D Contributions and Grants: Non-repayable financing provided by government bodies or institutions to support research and development projects. These funds can cover a significant portion of project costs.

  2. Tax Benefits for R&D: Incentives in the form of tax breaks for companies engaged in research and development activities. This may include tax credits, tax deductions or other incentives related to R&D investments.

  3. Subsidized Loans for Innovation: Loans at subsidized interest rates or with favorable repayment conditions to support innovation and technological development projects.

  4. Incentive Programs for Start-ups and Innovative SMEs: Financial instruments aimed at start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) engaged in innovative projects, offering them financial benefits, contributions or direct support.

  5. Financial Guarantees for R&D Projects: Guarantees provided by the government or financial institutions to facilitate access to credit for research and development projects, reducing the risk for financiers.

  6. Innovation Investment Funds: Government or institutional programs that provide financing in the form of venture capital to support the development of new technologies and innovations.

  7. Public-Private Collaborations and Partnerships: Initiatives that encourage collaboration between the public and private sectors to promote research and development. They can include joint financing, shared resources and tax benefits for the companies involved.

  8. Technology Transfer Incentives: Financial support to facilitate the transfer of technologies from academic research or research institutions to businesses, promoting the practical application of scientific discoveries

What is meant by R&D?

Research and Development means a set of activities aimed at discovering, developing and implementing new knowledge, technologies or products. Research and Development is a fundamental process for innovation in various sectors, including scientific, technological, industrial and commercial ones.

  1. Research: This phase involves the investigation, analysis and discovery of new knowledge, scientific principles or technologies. Research can be basic, focused on understanding fundamental principles, or applied, oriented towards solving practical problems or developing new technologies.
  2. Development: After the research phase, development follows, which involves the practical application of the knowledge acquired. This phase includes design, prototyping, testing and all the activities necessary to transform ideas into concrete products or processes.

Research and Development activities are crucial for stimulating innovation, improving the competitiveness of businesses and solving complex challenges in various sectors. Organizations, academic institutions, companies and government agencies invest considerable resources in Research and Development to advance knowledge and improve the quality of life, technology and the economy.

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