Proof of Concept programme

The Croatian Agency for SMEs, Innovations and Investments (HAMAG-BICRO) is implementing the Proof of Concept programme within Croatia Science and Technology Project_STP II in cooperation with the Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and the World Bank.

HAMAG-BICRO and CRDTT, in a role of a Recognized Centre, signed an Agreement on mutual rights and obligations in order to implement the programme and simplify all the procedures from the application phase to implementation.

The Proof of Concept programme was introduced to support innovations early on as a means of validating a conceptual technological solution and secure the necessary pre-commercial capital.

From 2010 to 2015, five rounds of the programme were concluded in which 46 projects, through the expert support of the Centre, were co-funded and 9.5 million HRK were invested into the development of innovations.

The 6th round of the programme is being implemented at the moment, in which 23 projects, through the expert support of the Centre, are co-funded with 6.9 million HRK.