(80% - non-reimbursable grant funding and 20% - own contribution)

Eligible costs under the Programme are:

  • purchase of information and communication technology hardware and other related devices and equipment, including installation, configuration, commissioning costs, justified from the point of view of the implementation of the investment project;
  • procurement, development and/or adaptation of software applications/licenses necessary for the implementation of the project, configuration and implementation of databases, migration and integration of various existing data structures up to 50% of the maximum grant amount (500 000 lei);
  • purchase of new technological equipment, systems, machines, machinery and working tools necessary for the implementation of the investment project;
  • covering the necessary expenses for market research, marketing services for product and/or business promotion up to 50% of the maximum grant amount (500 000 lei);
  • covering the necessary expenses for the purchase of Cloud and SaaS services up to 50% of the maximum amount of the grant (500 000 lei);
  • to cover the necessary expenses for the purchase of cybersecurity enhancement services applicable to software/hosting/networks up to 50% of the maximum grant amount (500 000 lei);
  • covering expenses for the purpose of attracting the necessary specialists for the implementation of the investment project and net salary expenses up to 50% of the maximum grant amount (500 000 lei);
  • covering the necessary expenses for access to authorised data up to a maximum of 20% of the maximum amount of the grant (500 000 lei);
  • covering the costs of travel related to the implementation of the product and/or service up to a maximum of 20% of the maximum amount of the grant (500 000 lei).

Expenditure indicated under point 7) must be forecast to reflect the objectives of the product and/or service for which funding is requested and must be duly justified. Only expenditure incurred in relation to the development and promotion of the product and/or service in accordance with the pre-established budget is eligible for funding.

Ineligible costs on account of non-reimbursable financial support as well as own contribution under the Programme are:

  1. costs of goods and services covered by other assistance instruments/projects/programmes;
  2. unfavourable exchange rate differences;
  3. costs incurred prior to the submission of the application form under Component II - Non-reimbursable financial support;
  4. purchase of second-hand goods;
  5. taxes and charges;
  6. transport services for goods;
  7. payments made in cash;
  8. financing the costs of leasing, credit, including interest and commissions;
  9. the cost of renting or leasing premises/offices/land required for the activity.
  10. consumables and administrative expenditure, with the exception of expenditure under point 9, subpoint 9 of Annex No 1 to Government Decision No 243/2022.