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Forms of Governmental support for subjects of innovation activity

Subjects of innovative activity of the Rostov region can obtain from the regional budget subsidy for reimbursement of the capital and (or) the current costs associated with the production of innovative products (goods, works, services). The procedure for granting subsidies approved by decree of the Government of the Rostov region from 11.03.2012 № 179 "On the procedure of granting subsidies to the subjects of innovation activity".

Costs are partially reimbursed to legal entities registered on the territory of the Rostov region and engaged in more than 1 year of innovation activities in the following priority areas:

• agro-industrial complex;
• the mineral resource complex;
• electrical energy; and
• computer science and telecommunications;
• machine-building complex;
• construction and housing and communal services;
• chemical and petrochemical industry;
• health care;
• the transport complex;
• space technologies.
• light industry (textile and clothing manufacture).

Subsidies are provided for costs actually incurred not earlier than January 1 of the year preceding:

1. For subjects of innovative activity (with the exception of subjects of small and average business) are reimbursed the following costs:
- fixed assets (machines, equipment, components, fixtures, tools, measuring devices);
- payment of patent value.

2. For subjects of small and medium enterprises (hereinafter – SMEs) will be reimbursed the following costs:
- research and development of new products, services and methods of their production (transfer), new production processes;
- production engineering, design and other developments (not related to scientific research and development) of new products, services and methods of their production (transfer), new production processes;
- acquisition of machinery and equipment associated with technological innovations;
- acquisition of new technologies (including rights for patents, licenses to use inventions, industrial samples, useful models);
- acquisition of software;
- certification and patenting.

The subsidy amounts to 70 percent of incurred costs associated with the production of innovative products (goods, works, services), after their documentary evidence but not exceeding 500 thousand rubles for one subject of innovative activities for the calendar year.

Financial support is provided to legal entities, provided that:
- lack of the procedures of reorganization, liquidation or insolvency (bankruptcy) in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation;
- lack of debt on tax and other obligatory payments to the budget system, including the budgets of state extra-budgetary funds (except for debt, which issued in the prescribed manner restructuring agreements, complied with repayment schedules are carried out timely and current payments);
- absence of overdue financial obligations to the regional budget;
- the share of innovative products (goods, works, services) for the last fiscal year of at least 10 percent of the total volume of shipped goods of own production, works and services by own forces;
- the actual level of wages of employees of grantees:
- for agricultural commodity producers (except private (peasant) farms and individual entrepreneurs engaged in entrepreneurial activities without forming a legal entity) and agribusiness organizations irrespective of their organizational-legal forms, organizations engaged in recycling of biological waste, – not below 1.2 the subsistence minimum established for able-bodied population of Rostov region;
- for other legal entities (except public institutions) is not below 1.5 the subsistence minimum established for able-bodied population of Rostov region;
- absence of overdue debts on wages.