Czech Republic: TA CR

Programme Profile:

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic (TA CR)

Czech Republic

Name of the programme/initiative:

National research programme EPSILON - The programme for the support of applied research and experimental development

programme website

Cofund Calls (only in Czech language)

National research programme EPSILON

Programme owner

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Program manager (excecuting funding organisation)

Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Contact person
Details: e-mail, tel.

Name: Iveta Zaparkova

Phone: +420 234 611 511


Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

ONLY APPLIED RESEARCH projects can be supported by TA CR (for definitions, see Framework for State aid for research and development and innovation, 2014/C 198/01 and COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014.)

Projects should reflect 3-9 TRL

Funding rates (approx.)

The maximum permissible aid intensity per Czech applicant in a project is 60 % of the total eligible costs. At least 40 % of self-financing from non-public sources is required. According to the type of applicants the maximum allowable aid intensity rates for industrial (applied) research and experimental development are listed in the following table:


Industrial research

Experimental development

Max. allowable aid intensity, incl. bonuses for small and medium-sized enterprises

Max. allowable aid intensity with demonstrated effective collaboration with a research organisation

Max. allowable aid intensity, incl. bonuses for small and medium-sized enterprises

Max. allowable aid intensity with demonstrated effective collaboration with a research organisation

Small enterprises*





Medium-sized enterprises*





Large enterprises*





Research organisations**





* Note: An SME is defined in Annex 1 of the Regulation

** Research organisations must satisfy the definition in the Act and the Framework.

*** While respecting the maximum permissible aid intensity of 60% per project.

Major eligibility restrictions
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restricition)

We invite applicants from the Czech Republic to contact the TA CR before the submission of the pre-proposal in order to check the eligibility and deliver more detailed information.


Who can be the beneficiary:

  • Enterprises (according to Annex 1 of the Regulation)
  • Research organizations (according to Article 2 paragraph 83 of the Regulation)
  • Enterprises who act as a natural persons according to Annex 1 of the Regulation engaged in an economic activity pursuant to Act no. 455/1991 coll. on Trades (Trade Act).

Eligibility of applicants:

  • Enterprises in economy difficulties cannot be eligible (according to Article 1 paragraph 4 a), c) and Article 2 paragraph 18 of the Regulation)


Eligible costs:

The eligible costs of the project are divided into specific categories defined under the Article 17 Terms & Conditions available at:

Investment costs and scholarships are not eligible in this joint call.

Supported results:

The call can only support projects that achieve at least one of the following types of results:

P - patent;

G - technically realized results - prototype, functional sample;

Z - pilot plant, proven technology;

R - software;

F - results with legal protection - utility model, industrial design;

N - Certified methodologies and practices, treatment, conservation methods, procedures and specialized maps with professional expert content.

O - Miscellaneous

Results not to be recognized by the programme manager as a single result of a given project, but only in combination with at least one other result listed in the list of result types above: H - results reflected in the legislation and standards and the reflected in non-legislative directives and regulations binding within the competence of the

respective provider.


These costs and expenditures must be recorded in accordance with the methodology for recording real indirect costs, i.e. “flat rate of 20 %” or “full cost model” or “flat rate of 30 %” (HR Excellence in Research Award - “HR Award”) for all types of beneficiaries.


The first possible start day of the project realization is the 1st May 2019. The costs are eligible from the 1st May 2019.

Geographical coverage (national/regional)

Czech Republic

National/regional schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines

The Czech applicant must fulfill the national rules and prove its eligibility by sending mandatory attachments (pursuant to Act No. 130/2002 Coll. on support for research and development from public funds).
- The structured CVs of the Principal Investigator and other members of the research team of the Czech applicant
- A Sworn statement of the applicant (available at:
- Financial statements for years 2014, 2015, and 2016 and also 2017 if available


Other mandatory attachments:


Documents to prove the eligibility of a Czech partner (applicant) will be accepted via the TA CR data box (ID of TA CR data box : afth9xp) in the same deadline as the consortium application is submitted (as a deadline for pre-proposals).