Automation and robotization in SMEs [Artykuł Partnera]

As part of the European Funds for Eastern Poland, the support is intended for conducting the transformation process of enterprises towards Industry 4.0. Comprehensive projects of SMEs aimed at automation and robotization of processes will be supported.

Discover the main assumptions of the European Funds for Eastern Poland program

A program for companiesconducting economic activities in the macro-region of Eastern Poland, i.e. Lublin, Subcarpathian, Podlaskie, Świętokrzyskie, Warmian-Masurian, or Mazovian (excluding the Warsaw metropolitan area, which includes Warsaw and the following counties: grodziski, legionowski, miński, nowodworski, otwocki, piaseczyński, pruszkowski, warszawski zachodni, and wołomiński).

Application period: August 2, 2023 – October 25, 2023

Funding: depending on the project’s scope:

  1. De minimis aid – 85%
  2. Regional aid – micro and small companies 70%, medium-sized companies 60%.

The competition does NOT apply to large companies.

The minimum value of eligible costs is 200,000.00 PLN

The maximum funding amount is 3,000,000.00 PLN (to which we add the own contribution depending on the type of company).

Project components:

  1. Conducting a technological audit/digital maturity diagnosis of the enterprise, i.e., Identifying production, service, or business processes that can be subject to automation/robotization, and developing a roadmap for transformation towards Industry 4.0 (roadmap) strategy for implementing the automation/robotization process and developing the enterprise based on these processes. The technological audit and roadmap development take place before submitting the funding application. The roadmap is an attachment to the funding application.
  2. Implementation of actions resulting from the developed roadmap in the enterprise, especially the purchase of: Industrial robot and/orAutonomous service robot. This category does not include robots used in the automation of fundamental industrial processes. Autonomy refers to the scope of a robot’s actions (e.g., the movement of mobile robots within a production facility) where specific functions are controlled by a computer system based on data gathered from sensors, without the need for direct human intervention.
  3. Other tangible assets, assuming purchases from points as well a) and/or b),
  4. Training for employees.

The project outcome should encompass business process innovations (process innovation) in the enterprise, involving the automation or robotization of the production process.

The article was created in cooperation with our Partner – an expert in obtaining grants: Wektor Wiedzy Wsparcie Innowacji (Knowledge Vector – Innovation Support).

Publication date: 20 July 2023