The Regional Government of Lombardy issued its Decree n. 7834 of 29 June 2017, approving the 2017 INNODRIVER S3 Call for Proposals. The initiative aims to support micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) based in Lombardy in procuring, developing and patenting advanced technologically-innovative services.

Its three measures for technological innovation include support for processes intended to protect Industrial Property. Specifically, grants range from a minimum of 2,000 Euros to a maximum worth 50% of the planned investment for each European or international patent application, and for each application to register a EU and/or international design or ornamental model.

The item, invention, or design to be protected must fall within one of the areas of specialised technology (S3) defined by the Regional Government of Lombardy: Aerospace, Agri-food, Eco-Industrial development, Healthcare Industry, Creative and Cultural Industries, Advanced Manufacturing, Sustainable Mobility.

Applications for Intellectual Property grants must be submitted using the SIAGE platform between 20 July and 28 September 2017.

More information about all the other INNODRIVER innovation measures can be found on the Assolombarda website.

Download the INNODRIVER Call for Proposals in pdf »