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

The project has to achieve the result(s) applied in practice. There should be a clear description of the exploitation plan and results in the project proposal.

For definitions of the applied research 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.)

(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.)

According to the type of applicants the maximum allowable funding intensity for industrial (applied) research and experimental development are listed in the following table:

* 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 funding intensity of 60% per project.

Please note that:

The maximum funding rate on the Czech side of the project is 60% of the total eligible costs (regardless of the number of Czech partners in the project - 1 or more). These 60% represent the maximum that the Czech partners can get in the project from TA CR. At least 40 % of self-financing from non-public resources is required.

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:


Research organizations

Enterprises who act as natural persons .

For definitions see Regulation

Eligibility of applicants:

Undertaking  in difficulty cannot be eligible (according to Article 1 paragraph 4 a), c) and Article 2 paragraph 18 of the Regulation)

Duty of Czech applicants is to publish their financial statement in the respective register - known as “Veřejný rejstřík” (according to the Act no. 563/1991 coll on accounting).

Supported results:

Projects that achieve at least one of the following types of results can only be supported in this Call. The type of the result has to be clearly described in the project proposal:

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 non-legislative directives and regulations binding within the competence of the respective provider and results reflected in the approved strategic and conceptual documents of the state or public administration.

In the proposal the Czech applicant has to specify the type of result(s) which will be achieved.

The aim of the project has to be compliant with  the overall aim the funding programme EPSILON - see programme EPSILON

The first possible start day of the project realization is the 1st May 2020. The costs are eligible from the 1st May 2020.

The eligible costs are:

- Personnel

- Other direct costs

- Subcontracting

- Indirect costs (overheads)


These costs and expenditures must be recorded in accordance with the methodology for recording real indirect costs, i.e. “flat rate of 25 %” or “full cost model” for all types of beneficiaries.

These specific categories of eligible costs are defined under the Article 17 Terms & Conditions

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

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

- A Sworn statement of the applicant;

- Financial statements for years 2015, 2016, and 2017 (only enterprises);

- filled in table “TACR_Budget data” in Excel file. (Applicant has to indicate the industrial (applied) research (IR/AV) and experimental development (ED/EV) share.);

- if the applicant plans to achieve the result type “NmetS", the “Confirmation of the Certification authority for results NmetS" is requested to be attached.

-  if the applicant plans to achieve the result type “Patent", the “market research including patent research" is requested to be attached.

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 submission date is (the deadline for pre-proposals).

To the "Subject" please fill in this wording: „Horizon2020 - M-ERA.NET Call 2019 - prokázání způsobilosti - akronym projektu“.

The “Guide for Czech applicants” will be available for the Czech applicants at the TA CR website.