Spolufinancování projektů chemických firem v ČR ze zdrojů EU
The possibility to co-finance selected activities from European structural and investment funds represent an important opportunity for chemical companies operating in the Czech Republic. In the current programming period 2014–2020, the key sources of co-financing from the point of view of chemical companies are the Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness, Environment and Employment Operational Programs. By June 1, 2018, 122 projects of 69 chemical companies have actually received support as the main investigator of these operational programs. The value of these projects amounted to more than CZK 2.8 billion, of which the EU contribution accounted for CZK 1.2 billion. The chemical companies have contributed 3.8 percent of the so-far allocated funds. It is desirable that the chemical companies initiate filling out applications for support in a wider range. Professional associations such as the Association of Chemical Industry of the Czech Republic can be helpful in it.