Startup Vouchers – New Green and Digital Products

For startups Ecosystem

Vouchers for Startups - New Green and Digital Products - are a financial support for startups with projects within the green and digital areas, in the amount of 30 thousand euros per startup.

The implementation of the measure “Voucher for Startups - New Green and Digital Products”, includes a total allocation of 90 million euros. The first tender - now open - includes 45 million euros. The selection process is carried out on a quarterly basis. The first cutoff will take place on February 25th.

To apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Pre-register at Balcão dos Fundos and submit all the fields.
  2. Register at Plataforma de Acesso Simplificado (where your startup information will be pre-filled).
  3. Select the tender you want to apply, at Plataforma de Acesso Simplificado (PAS).

Startup projects that have or want to develop digital business models with a strong green (sustainable) component, or in sectors with greater technology and knowledge intensity, or that value the application of R&D results in the production of new goods and services.

  • Have been established for less than 10 years;
  • To be an incorporated company in Portugal;
  • To be an SME, of any nature or under any legal form. In order to prove their SME status, companies must obtain or update the corresponding Electronic Certification, through the IAPMEI website.
  • To be registered at Balcão dos Fundos;
  • Startups whose CAE (equivalent to NACE code) is mentioned in Annex 3 (see this link) or Annex 8 (see this link) of the Eurostat indicators.

  • Human resources costs;
  • Expenses with accreditation or technological certification of human resources;
    Acquisition of Specialised External Services (business process digitisation, marketing services, etc.)
  • Acquisition or operational leasing of equipment, licensing or software subscription costs;
  • Costs with the protection/enhancement of intellectual property rights;
  • Indirect costs.

  • Relevance of the project vs. the objectives of the program;
  • Beneficiaries’ capacity of implementation;
  • Impact of the project on the competitiveness of the Beneficiaries.

  • Initial advance with the signature of the Term of Acceptance as pre-financing in the amount of 5,000 euros;
  • 4 quarterly advances, amounting to 5,000 euros;
  • Final payment of 5,000 euros, with the submission of a final payment request with the eligible expenses incurred, to be submitted within 90 days after the physical and financial completion of the project.

The selection process is carried out on a quarterly basis.

The first cutoff will take place on February 25th.

Any questions?

Register for the webinars:

Send your questions to startup.vouchers.prr@startupportugal.com.