In order to strengthen the competitiveness of the entrepreneurial fabric in the territory of the less developed Regions and to favor the transition of the manufacturing sector towards the so-called "Smart Factory", the Ministry of Economic Development has prepared a new intervention measure, called 'Innovative Machinery' regulated by the Decree 9 March 2018 'Facilitating intervention to support the implementation in the less developed regions of innovative investment programs consistent with the National Business Plan 4.0, aimed at encouraging the transition of small and medium-sized enterprises towards the "Smart Factory" (GURI No. 164 of 17 July 2018).
This Decree governs the terms, procedures and procedures for the granting and disbursement of subsidies in favor of innovative investment programs consistent with the National 4.0 Business Plan and aimed at increasing the degree of efficiency or the level of flexibility of the activity. economic.
Direct beneficiaries of the measure are the micro, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) of Basilicata, Calabria, Campania, Puglia, Sicily, operating in the manufacturing sectors referred to in section C of the classification ATECO 2007 (with the exception of activities related to the following sectors: steel industry coal mining, shipbuilding, manufacture of synthetic fibers, transport and related infrastructure, production and distribution of energy, and related infrastructure)
The overall financial endowment of the instrument, as modified by DM 21 May 2018, is € 341.494.000,00 €.
The Ministry of Economic Development has prepared a page presenting the instrument, in which it is also possible to consult the full text of the 9 Decree March 2018.
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