The Ministry of Economic Development  has promoted a program of actions and tools to support development and competitiveness of the business system – INNOVATION PACKAGE – in line with the development trajectories traced by the European Union set out in the Europe 2020 Communication “a strategy for smart growth, sustainable and nclusive.” Initiatives make available to companies with a total funding of 45.5 million euros, according to two modes:

– Provision of prizes for firms to increase the number of deposits in national and international patents and designs (30.5 million euros).
– Provision of incentives to bring to market new products based on patents and designs (15 million).

Not all evil is a silver lining, perhaps the crisis has its positive side, at least now the EU countries have realized that it is essential encourage Research and Innovation