July 1, 2022

Support to companies for the transition to an energy and resource-efficient economy


Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development through the National Recovery and Resilience Program 2021-2026. announces the Call for submission of project proposals “Support to companies for the transition to an energy- and resource-efficient economy (Reference number: NPOO.C1.1.1.R4-I1.01) which will support faster adaptation of the economy to current and future environmental requirements and influence the reduction of negative effects on the climate and environment, increased sustainability of production, preservation of existing and creation of new jobs, and strengthening of local and regional competitiveness. Grants are awarded through an open award procedure in the modality of a temporary Call.

The subject of the Call is to encourage production investments of small and medium-sized and medium-capitalized private companies from energy-intensive industries. The investments relate to the promotion of the circular economy, i.e. the introduction of resource efficiency in the production cycle and product life, as well as the reduction of harmful emissions from energy-intensive industries.

Acceptable activities that can be financed:
initial investments in tangible and intangible assets for the introduction of new technologies and technological solutions in business processes that result in more efficient use of resources and/or reduction of energy consumption and/or reduction of CO2 emissions
investments necessary to stimulate the production of electricity/heat/cooling energy from renewable sources (sun, wind, geothermal)
implementation of the energy audit of companies for small and medium-sized companies preparation of technical documentation, project management and project audit

Total value of the call: HRK 1,900,000,000.00

The amount of grants that can be awarded per applicant:
for small and medium-sized companies: from 750,000.00 to 7,500,000.00 HRK
for medium capitalized companies: from 2,000,000.00 to 35,000,000.00 HRK

Eligible applicants: small and medium-sized enterprises and medium-sized private enterprises from energy-intensive industries (classes from sector C according to NKD 2007): food industry (10), textile production (13), wood processing industry (16), paper industry (17), chemical industry (20), construction industry (23), metalworking industry (24).

Application period: from August 1 to December 1, 2022.

Method of submitting project proposals:
Project proposals are submitted exclusively through the eNPOO system
During the duration of the Call, potential applicants can ask questions for the purpose of obtaining additional clarifications and explanations of the provisions of the Call exclusively through the eNPOO system, up to 14 calendar days before the deadline for submitting project proposals.

More detailed information about the invitation is available at link.