Support measure for digitalisation of manufacturing and mining was opened 1 June
In order to increase the added value of the industrial sector, the state has aimed to support industrial enterprises in the digitalisation of production. A support measure was opened June 1, which aims to support the level of digitalisation and automation of manufacturing and mining companies, thereby reducing the need for human intervention.
In the case of a measure, please note:
- The objective of the measure is to support investment in reducing human intervention, so that added value increases (10% over two years);
- As a result of the investments, the content of the jobs will change, therefore the retraining of the employees will also be supported;
- In order to make the opportunity available to as many companies as possible, there is no minimum threshold for the support, with a ceiling of EUR 200,000. The rate of support depends on the type of state aid but does not exceed 50% of the eligible costs;
In addition, the company must have digital diagnostics based on the digital diagnostics method accepted by Enterprise Estonia. Digital diagnostics helps to map the opportunities how an enterprise's production process can be made more effective through digitalisation and automation. The need for planned investments will be identified in the course of it. To undergo this, a supporting measure has been open since autumn last year, under which entrepreneurs may apply for support. The amount of support depending on the sales profit of the enterprise is EUR 5,000 to 15,000 and the own contribution minimum is 30%.
Many enterprises provide the service of digital diagnostics, e.g., BCS Itera AS, Columbus Eesti AS, Energex Energy Experts OÜ, Evocon OÜ, Flowit Estonia OÜ, Fujitsu Estonia AS, Helmes AS, Neurisium OÜ, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisors AS, Proekspert AS, Raditex OÜ, Telia Eesti AS, Tieto Estonia AS, TJO Konsultatsioonid OÜ, Uptime OÜ, Avalanche Laboratory OÜ and others.