Applications: open

Applications: open for the regions of Lisbon and Alentejo

Applications: soon

Applications: suspended

Productive Innovation


The Productive Innovation Incentive Program – inserted in the Industry 4.0 programmes and interface under the National Reform Programme – is aimed at businesses, of any nature and in any legal form, which intend to develop projects that contribute to the increase in the Business Investment in innovative activities (product, process, organisational methods and marketing) and to strengthen business empowerment of SMEs in the development of goods and services.

Eligible costs
  • Acquisition of machinery and equipment;
  • Acquisition of patent rights, national or international, licenses, or technical knowledge unprotected by patents;
  • Aquisição de equipamentos informáticos (incluindo software);
  • Standard software especially developed for the project;
  • Studies, diagnostics, audits, marketing plans and architecture and engineering projects;
  • Accounting expenses;
  • In some cases related to touristic activities, eligible expenses may include rolling stock;
  • Construction of buildings, remodelling and other construction works (Industry and Tourism sectors).
Project typology
  • Creation of a new establishment;
  • Increase capacity of an existing establishment;
  • Diversification of services provided by an establishment for others not previously provided in the establishment;
  • Significant requalification of an existing establishment.
Support rate

Refundable incentive, tax free.

  • Up to 70% of the total eligible investment;
  • Up to 75%, for projects located in low-density territories;
  • Up to 60%, for projects located in NUT II Algarve.

Possibility of conversion up to 45% grant assistance thorugh project performance.