Digitalisation grant

Open Target group: Enterprises in the manufacturing or mining industry

With the help of the digitalisation grant, we wish to encourage enterprises in the industrial sector to invest in digital technologies, implementation of robots, and automation.

Maximum grant 200000 EUR

 
The maximum grant percentage from the entire cost is 10-50%
Majandus- ja Kommunikatsiooniministeerium

Total budget

3 million euros

Goal

Results


Terms and Conditions

Before submitting the application, we recommend the enterprise to partake preliminary consultations during which the plans will be preliminarily evaluated.

In order to schedule consultation, please contact your client manager or info@eas.ee.

We recommend reading the conditions  (translation) of the regulation for the enterprise digitalisation grant and the selection method of the applications.

The applicant should comply with the following conditions:

  • the enterprise has been entered in the Estonian commercial register;
  • the principal activity of the enterprise falls in the field of manufacturing or mining industry (except for, processing and preserving of fish, crustaceans and molluscs (EMTAK section C 102));
  • the enterprise’s average sales revenue of the last two financial years is at least 200,000 euros.

The project implementation period is up to 18 months, the latest end date of the project period can be 31.12.2020.

If the enterprise has received the digitalisation grant, it is required to inform the public of this fact on their website by using the double logo of EE and MoEAC and by listing the name and goal of the project.

Activities that are supported

  • organising the necessary staff training for digital technologies, robots and automation;
  • purchase, development and implementation of material and immaterial fixed assets necessary for automation, digital technologies and robots in the supply chain of the applicant;
  • development of software for the holistic resources planning of the enterprise;
  • development and integration of the system for manufacturing operations;
  • purchase and implementation of a software licence related to digital technologies;
  • connecting units of production equipment with one another or with the network;
  • connecting units of production and software with clients and suppliers;
  • implementation of cloud technologies;
  • development of preventive maintenance systems;
  • developing systems for data analysis and machine learning;
  • purchase of collaborative robots and their integration to the system of resource planning and manufacturing operations;
  • implementation of software robots and their integration to the business processes;
  • integration of virtual and augmented reality solutions to business processes;
  • developing three-dimensional prototyping;
  • integration of sensorics to business processes;
  • implementing cyber security and data protection systems;
  • implementation of data visualisation;
  • development and implementation of solutions for planning supply chain processes and predicting material flow

Eligible costs (need to be directly related to supported activities):

  • investments to material and immaterial assets;
  • costs related to the purchase of licences;
  • trainer fee;
  • costs of advisory services linked to the training project
  • costs of consultation services related to the project;
  • remuneration and the corresponding legal taxes and payments of employees directly related to the project;

Grants can be applied for on the basis of the rules of the regulations for both de minimis aid and block exemption. Depending on the size of the enterprise and the existence of available de minimis aid (look HERE), the enterprise can consider which type of aid to use. 


Application

Before submitting the grant, the enterprise needs to conduct a digital diagnostics, please consult with the methods and GOOD CONDUCT of digital diagnostics (in additions, the fillable roadmap). Find translation here.

A grant for digital diagnostics can be used in order to conduct the digital diagnostics, see HERE for more information.

The application process is conducted via the EE e-Service.


Contact:

Info- ja tugikeskus, 627 9700, info@eas.ee 

Documents that are necessary for application:

  • Application form (sample);
  • Roadmap on the EE form (result of the digital diagnostics). 
  • Addendum of the application, budget table (on the EE form).
  • Enterprise’s financial statements for the financial year prior to the application (in case the data is not accessible via the commercial register);
  • Income statement and balance sheet of the last quarter of the current year;
  • Scheme of group members on the EE form needs to be submitted if it cannot be identified from the data in the commercial register that the enterprise belongs to a group.

Evaluation

The application are evaluated by an EE business consultant who can bring aboard independent experts, if necessary.

Applications for grants exceeding 20,000 euros will be assessed by an evaluation committee.

Processing time for an application (including evaluation) is up to 30 days.

Selection method.

 

Reporting

  • Interim reports (example) of the project need to be presented at least once, the minimal reporting period is 3 months.
  • The final report (example) of the project needs to be presented within two months after the project has ended.
  • Reports are submitted via the EE e-Service.
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