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Title: Call for Application for the Expression of Interest - Moldova Innovation Challenge Scheme (MICS-2016).
Launch date: 15 March 2016, 10:30 (GMT+2:00)
Deadline: 29 April 2016, 17:00 (GMT+2:00)
Procurement method: Expression of Interest
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Moldova launches the Moldova Innovation Challenge Scheme for small and medium enterprises with the following objectives: (a) to stimulate development of innovations within Moldovan SMEs, local business associations, potential entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and expansion motivation, business incubators’ graduates, by providing financing for market-oriented new or improved products, services and technologies with high commercialization potential; and (b) to pilot an innovation support mechanism as an exercise of interventions stipulated in the entire National Strategy on Innovations (2013 – 2020), providing the basis for scaling-up at Government level, and thereby providing insights, lessons learned and best practices for future governmental innovation-support programs.
The preferred projects applying to the MICS are the innovation projects encompassing development and other pre-commercial activities implemented by established Moldovan SME’s. The supported projects are in phase of innovation development and are based on a comprehensive business plan, addressing the specific identified challenges and demonstrating high potential in terms of access to market and company competitiveness and growth. The projects should already have previously developed innovative concept or prototype which demonstrates a clear technological and economic viability. The innovative concept should represent considerable novelty to the national or global market: e.g. new products, processes, services or market application.
The application process is organized in two stages: (a) application with a concept and (b) application with a full project. Under the current Expression of Interest, Moldovan established SMEs are invited to apply ONLY with concept notes. The application shall be performed exclusively ONLINE on the www.inobiz.md/financial-support/ platform, which is available in English, Romanian and Russian. The application deadline is April 29, 2016, 17:00H Chisinau time. Only pre-selected applicants will be invited to apply with Full Applications.
Basic eligibility criteria for applicant SMEs and all other selection criteria and procedures are described in the attached Guidelines.
Please find below and attached the set of documentation relevant to the above-mentioned competition:
For additional inquires related to the Concept application, please send an e-mail to Dumitru Vasilescu, Project Manager, email@example.com.
The application shall be performed exclusively ONLINE on the www.inobiz.md/financial-support/ platform, which is available in English, Romanian and Russian.
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