Funding for Business Creation
We finance the start-up of newly established micro-enterprises founded by disadvantaged individuals and small enterprises that intend to start or develop investment plans with a technological content.
NIDI - 2022
NIDI (New Business Initiatives) is the facilitation tool that encourages the start-up of new micro-enterprises. The measure, in its new version, is characterized by differentiated aid according to the composition of the team and the characteristics of the company. In particular, targeted and more intense aid is envisaged in favor of weaker subjects (e.g. youth teams and women's businesses), in the form of a non-repayable fund and a zero-interest loan, with the additional rebate of half of the loan (refundable assistance) for those who are up to date with their payments. The initiative facilitates youth teams, women's businesses, new businesses, and tourism businesses. In essence, the intervention makes it possible for people with difficulties in accessing the world of work - including young people, women, unemployed people, temporary workers with VAT number, individuals who have had to cease entrepreneurial activity due to the pandemic, etc. - to start a process of self-employment and entrepreneurship.
The benefits vary according to the characteristics of the recipients:
- Youth Teams making investments up to €50,000.00 will receive 100% aid (50% as a non-repayable grant, 25% in the form of a loan, and the remaining 25% in the form of refundable assistance).
- Women's Enterprises making investments up to €100,000.00 will receive 100% aid (50% as a non-repayable grant, 25% in the form of a loan, and the remaining 25% in the form of refundable assistance).
- New Enterprises, at least half of which owned by disadvantaged people, making investments up to €150,000.00 will receive aid ranging from 80% up to 100% (half as a non-repayable grant and half in the form of a loan), decreasing as investments increase. Furthermore, for investments up to €250,000.00, generational handover and takeover of companies in crisis or confiscated are also facilitated.
- Tourism Businesses, half of which owned by disadvantaged people and aimed at promoting innovative and sustainable tourism, making investments up to €150,000.00 will receive aid ranging from 80% up to 100% (half as a non-repayable grant and half in the form of a loan), decreasing as investments increase.
The notice, effective from Thursday February 17th, 2022, is at the counter and therefore has no expiry date. Access is online through www.sistema.puglia.it portal.
The tool is dedicated to small businesses which, within Puglia Region, intend to initiate or develop investment plans with a technological content (aimed at introducing new production / service solutions for the economic enhancement of acquired knowledge and of the public and private research system activities) in the identified innovation areas. TECNONIDI is a tool contextualized within the Smart Specialization Strategy of Puglia Region (document adopted with DGR n.1732 of 08/01/2014) which places the technological issues identified by the technological districts and by the regional Public-Private Aggregations within the priority innovation areas, defining a map and at the same time identifying the related Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). Support is envisaged for the realization of investments with the disbursement of grants and soft loans, as well as support for operating expenses. For more info, see the Public Notice here .