The Slovenian Enterprise Fund (hereinafter: the SEF) introduces a new program of incentives in 2019, i.e. vouchers. It will provide companies with significantly simplified access to co-financing of individual services, through which they will strengthen their competitiveness and competences. In five years, a total of 22.5 million euros will be available.
SEF will publish public calls for vouchers with different content gradually, whereby it has already published the first vouchers on 25 January 2019, for co-financing the costs of obtaining quality certificates and for co-financing costs through intellectual property protection procedures.
The costs for all content areas of vouchers will be eligible as from 1 January 2019, so companies should be able to store supporting documents (contractor selection, invoices, payment receipts, etc.). From an individual approved voucher companies will be able to obtain co-financing of 60% of costs (including some legal costs). The maximum value they can obtain for each voucher is up to 10,000 euros. The total amount of vouchers that a company can use is 30,000 euros per year.
Therefore, if you are interested in the new co-financing program, it is essential that you submit your application in time and before that check whether you fulfil the conditions in accordance with the program.