Market-Oriented Research Project Funding Distribution Arrangements

Original Language Title: Tirgus orientēto pētījumu projektu finansējuma sadales kārtība

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Cabinet of Ministers Regulations No. 72 in Riga 2008 February 5 (pr. 7. § 29) market-oriented research project funding distribution order Issued in accordance with the law of scientific activity article 36 i. General questions 1. determines the order in which the Ministry of education and Science (hereinafter the Ministry), based on scientific and economic expertise, distribution finance market-oriented research projects (hereinafter the project). 2. Projects applying for and implement scientific institutions (hereinafter referred to as the authority). 3. Support for small and medium sized companies under these rules shall be in accordance with the European Commission of 12 January 2001, Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 on the Treaty establishing the European Community and article 87.88, giving State aid to small and medium-sized enterprises, and the European Commission on 25 February 2004, Regulation (EC) no 364/2004 amending Regulation (EC) No 70/2001 as regards the extension of its scope to include aid for research and development (hereinafter referred to as Commission Regulation No 70/2001). 4. Support scientific institutes and universities for the implementation of the project granted by the European Commission of 15 December 2006, Regulation (EC) No 1998/2006 on 87 and 88 of the Treaty. application of article de minimis aid (hereinafter referred to as Commission Regulation No 1998/2006). 5. For aid applicants who can apply: 5.1. by a decision of the Court of Justice recognized as insolvent, including reorganisation process undertaken it or (according to the business register information) winding-up proceedings, or the economic activity it has ended;
5.2. legal deadlines have not paid full taxes and other State and local Government-required minimum payments. 6. Minimum permissible national financial contribution to the project is late, about 20000 maximum-140000 lats. 7. Financial contribution to the project, which is calculated based on the total eligible costs of the project are: 7.1. public investment: 7.1.1. industrial research project – 60% of the total eligible costs of the project;
7.1.2. precompetitive development project-35% of the total eligible costs of the project;
7.2. the manufacturing sector contribution: 7.2.1. industrial research project-at least 40% of the total eligible costs of the project;
7.2.2. precompetitive development project-at least 65% of the total eligible project costs. 8. The rules set out in section 7 of the amount of the aid may be increased according to the Commission Regulation No 70/2001, article 5 (a) of paragraph 4 shall not exceed the 75% for industrial research and 50% for precompetitive development projects. The manufacturing sector provides the appropriate co-financing for the implementation of the project. 9. The manufacturing sector's financial contribution to the project implementer's account of the periods laid down in the Treaty. 10. the project is financed from the current year for the national budget. 11. Project funding for such a project eligible costs: 11.1. personnel costs (researchers, technicians and other supporting staff to the extent employed on the research project);
11.2. the scientific equipment used in the project and equipment costs. If such instruments and equipment service life exceeds the length of the research project, considered as eligible only the depreciation costs corresponding to the life of the research project, as calculated on the basis of good accounting practice;
11.3. the scientific project of buildings and land use fees. In respect of buildings considered as eligible only the depreciation costs corresponding to the life of the research project, as calculated on the basis of good accounting practice. As regards the land considered as eligible costs of the commercial transfer or actually incurred capital costs;
11.4. the consultant service and similar services, if those services are used only for the research activity (including the research, technical knowledge and patents or licences in the market it costs by purchasing them from other sources, if the transaction has been carried out and there is no element of collusion involved). These costs are considered eligible if they do not exceed 70% of the total cost of the project justifies Thai;
11.5. additional overheads incurred in implementing research projects;
11.6. other operating expenses, including costs of materials, supplies and similar products incurred directly as a result of the research activity. 12. Support for projects granted in accordance with these terms, do not combine with the support of the projects implemented under other aid schemes or individual aid projects. 13. The provisions of paragraph 3 of the said institutions provide support for the implementation of projects in all sectors, pursuant to Commission Regulation No 70/2001, article 1, paragraph 2, and article 6, paragraph 2 limits. 14. The provision in paragraph 4, the said institutions provide support for the implementation of projects in all sectors, pursuant to Commission Regulation No 1998/2006 article 1 point 1 limits. II. Project submissions and their expertise 15. Project submissions (hereinafter application) the Ministry adopted twice a year-in March and the last working day of September. 16. Submission (annex 1) the Ministry shall be submitted in triplicate in paper form and electronically (media). Application shall be published in at least one daily newspaper, which is distributed all over the territory of Latvia, and placed in the Ministry's home page on the internet. The application shall be accompanied by a mutually signed agreement on manufacturing sector partner commitment to invest in the project (annex 2). 17. If the project promoter for the last three years has received from fundamental and applied research or national research programme funds financing a similar topic to research, the application provides a brief summary of the results and justify that sought and received funds will not be used for the financing of the project at the same time. 18. In the month following the submission of the application the Ministry assesses its compliance with the administrative eligibility criteria (annex 3), as well as provides scientific and economic application expertise according to the scientific and economic expertise criteria (4. and annex 5). If objective reasons this time limit cannot be met, the Ministry may be renewed the administrative procedure law. 19. If the application does not meet the criteria for administrative compliance, the Ministry within 10 working days of registration of the application, inform the applicant of the project by sending an appropriate notification of discrepancies identified. The project the applicant within five working days of receipt of the application submitted to the Department specified repeating evaluations. If the application is reviewed do not meet any of the criteria for administrative compliance, project submissions deemed inappropriate and the Ministry shall send the applicant a reasoned refusal of the project. 20. Scientific expertise are two experts, but economic * tīz-one expert (excluding this provision in paragraph 29 and 40.2. cases referred to). 21. Experts fill out the expert's objectivity and information non-disclosure certificate (annex 6). 22. the wage is calculated at a rate of 15 dollars an hour (before taxes workers pay). On the work of experts from the Ministry budget to pay. 23. the scientific inspection assessed: 23.1. during the implementation of projects developed scientific or other ideas merits and novelty;
23.2. the planned project results the practical importance and novelty (Latvia, European Union, world-wide);
23.3. to implement the project in scientific institutions and potential project;
23.4. the validity of the financial estimates and cost efficiency in relation to the proposed activities, deadlines and expected results;
14.6. the project's contribution to sustainable development, environmentally friendly technologies and approaches. 24. If the nature of the project in question does not comply with the Latvian Science Council science topics for the Commission of experts, application for inspection upon economic sectors concerned professionals. 25. Economic inspection by independent industry experts. Economic inspection assessed: 25.1. manufacturing sector partners interest in the use of the project results, including the ability to provide for the investment project;
25.2. the validity of the financial estimates (cost efficiency);
25.3. the option of introducing the project and its potential (the manufacturing sector partners-partners-management, material and technical base of intellectual capital resources);
25.4. the possibility of commercial use of the planned project results in the light of market conditions, demand for product (service), its estimated price and profits (if any);

25.5. the importance of the project for Latvia, the European Union and the world (expected eksportspēj a product or service, the opportunity to gain international patent). 26. in pursuing scientific and economic expertise, experts valued the application's compliance with these rules (including this provision in annex 4 and 5) the established criteria for the evaluation of the application. Of compliance with criterion a certain number of points from 0 to 10 (0-complete non-compliance with the criteria (not supported in principle the application), it is not possible to assess 1-application does not provide sufficient information, 2-disappointing, very weak 3-, 4-, 5-barely mediocre, 6-almost OK, 7-well, 8-very good, excellent, 9-10-brilliant). 27. Ministry provides additional information from the applicant, the project if the additional information requested by the expert. 28. the experts shall have the right not to underestimate what criteria and require additional information in order to provide criteria for the assessment of points, as well as change their criteria of assessment points upon the requested additional information is received. 29. in addition, the Ministry provides one economic or scientific expertise, if: 29.1. economic expert's five criteria total rating points by 25 points in the expression is different from the average scientific expertise (two experts) rating;
29.2. which criteria rating is 0, 1, or 2.30 pm. If the scientific and economic inspection criteria a rating is 0, 1 or 2, the project is not supported. 31. following the economic and scientific expertise and results compilation Ministry driven submissions for consideration by the application Review Committee (hereinafter referred to as the Commission) decision on project approval and funding, or about the rejection of the project. 32. Application support, if the average economic and scientific expertise rating points shall not be less than 33 points and criteria of "reasonableness of the financial estimates of the average rating of not less than 5 points. 33. Submissions support the full extent if all the experts average rating is equal to or greater than 37 points and the criteria of "reasonableness of financial estimates ' average rating of all experts shall not be less than 8 points. 34. If all the experts average rating is equal to or greater than 37 points in it, but the criterion of "reasonableness of financial projections" of the expert average rating is less than 8 points, but not less than 5 points, funding may be reduced by decision of the Commission, on the basis of the comments and recommendations of the expert assessment. 35. If all the experts average rating is equal to or greater than 33 points but less than 37 points and criteria of "reasonableness of the financial estimates of the average rating of not less than 5 points, funding may be reduced on the basis of the comments and recommendations of the expert assessment, the Commission shall decide on whether additional information or need additional expertise and, on the basis of the information or expertise shall decide on the application, reinstall the approval or rejection. 36. If the national budget for the year in the bottom of the allocated funds are not sufficient to ensure the national co-financing of all submissions that meet these rules 32, 33, 34 and 35, the main funding criteria (in order of priority): 36.1. the largest number of points economic and scientific expertise rating;
36.2. the larger financial contribution of partners (as a percentage of all eligible project costs);
36.3. the higher scientific expertise 1. criteria of assessment (project developed in the course of scientific or other ideas merits and novelty);
36.4. the higher the economic expertise 5. assessment criteria (relevance of the implementation of the project for Latvia, the European Union, the world (expected eksportspēj a product or service, the opportunity to gain international patent)). III. obligations and rights of the Commission, its creation and composition, voting and project evaluation procedures 37. it is the responsibility of the Commission to take a decision on the project approval and funding, or the rejection of a project based on project application expertise results (according to this provision, 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36). 38. the Commission establishes a State Secretary at the Ministry. The Commission includes representatives of five ministries (Ministry of personnel), four in Latvia invited Science Council representatives and the Ministry of the economy. The meetings of the Commission may invite experts. Experts and a representative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Commission meeting, participate in an advisory capacity. 39. Person authorised to replace the Member of the Commission is to vote on the mandate laid down in time, if the President of the Commission is submitted to the relevant institutions in the written authorization. Person authorised to replace the members of the Advisory right is the right to mandate advisers determine time if submitted to the President of the Commission, the institutions concerned written authorization. 40. If Commission members have questions about expert ratings, comments, suggestions and proposals prepared by the Ministry, the Commission may propose: 24.9. invite experts to the next session of the Commission, which experts provide answers to the questions;

40.2. organize additional expertise (or controversial examiner expert face-to-face or face-to-face discussion (one expert assessed the second inspection conducted by experts)). 41. the Commission's meeting. The minutes shall be signed by all the members of the Commission, which participated in the meeting. The Protocol specifies the members of the Commission meetings, agendas, decisions, as well as the divergent opinions and the results of the vote. Commission decisions shall be taken by majority vote. If the votes of the members of the Commission in a similar splitting, the President shall have a casting vote. 42. the Commission's decision may be challenged in the month following the date of entry into force of the decision, the Ministry filed the application. 43. the Commission for the minutes of the hearing examiner's decision includes the payment amounts for the transfer of the Latvian Science Council. The Latvian Science Council paid pay experts. IV. Conclusion of the contract, financing and reporting 44. on the basis of the Commission decision on the financing of the project, the Ministry (subscriber) contract with the project applicant (artist) for the execution of the project (annex 7). Three copies of the Treaty, shall draw up the project. 45. If the application or the examination results allows you to predict that implementing the project will be created in the protected intellectual property (such as copyright, patents, trade marks, trade marks), the ownership of intellectual property and the protection of separate agreements between principals, artist, and co-financing. 46. at the conclusion of the contract the customer shall be disclosed (inserts Ministry website) for information on the projects, indicating the subject, the results of the project, financing and enforcing deadlines. 47. The projects implemented and funded in stages. Period of between three to six months. The period may be extended to 12 months if the contractor provide adequate justification. Work can be done in one stage. 48. Starting to implement the project, according to the contract agreement (annex 2 of the agreement) provided for the period the cost of the project is given the advance 50 percent from all of this stage. 49. The funds may only be fed to the application for the intended purpose. 50. at the conclusion of each phase of the project, the artist submitted informative review (interim review), financial reporting, review of the contractors, and the documentary proof of co-financing. After the implementation of the project stage performer and customer signature at this stage of the work and acceptance certificate. The Act is the basis for the transfer of the remaining funds in the account. 51. The information in the report reflect the stage of implementation of the project results and their consistency with the results laid down in the Treaty. 52. the financial report and the report on contractors, specifies the use of the funds. The presentation of the financial statements and the attached documents must provide a true and fair view of the total funds to Checker could track every economic transaction. The financial statements shall be accompanied by the supporting documents for the project include the balance of the purchase. The report shall be signed by the project manager and the Chief Accountant of the institution. 53. If in the course of implementing the project (taking into account the supervisor's reasoned written application and checking the progress of the implementation of the project location) the Ministry concluded that the proposed objective or goal for the expansion of the necessary changes to work orders that affect the funding, it may decide on changes in the phase of implementation of the project funding, determine the additional phase of implementation of the project by granting additional funding, or to decide on the funding reduction or suspension of the execution of the project If, after the project funding objective cost decreases or is associated with additional State funds or other funds. 54. If, in the course of the project implementation to achieve expenditure decreases or is associated with additional public funds or public resources for funding, a project the artist shall immediately inform the Ministry. 55. upon completion of the project, the contractor shall submit progress reports on the implementation of the project (annex 8) on the main results of the project phase in the implementation of the work carried out and the transfer provisions, the financial statements of the period, documentary proof of co-financing, as well as the manufacturing sector added partner official assurances (justification) for compliance with the results of the initial objectives, on the possibility of use (commercial) results. The contract shall be deemed to have been completed and the last phase of implementation of the project work and certificate signed by the review and evaluation of the results of the project and approval of the Ministry. 56. the control of projects implemented in random order, the Ministry provides audit (audit) on the site. 57. If the audit found irregularities in the implementation of the project, the Ministry may decide on the recovery of funds from the project the artist. 58. project execution of the contract the customer shall be disclosed (inserts Ministry Home page on the internet) the following information about the project: 58.1. project title and due date;
58.2. purpose specified in the application and the results achieved;
58.3. the beneficiary organisation (project contractor);
58.4. Project Manager (in charge of the execution of the project);
58.5. total cost of the project;
58.6 State funding and the manufacturing sector's contribution;
58.7. project synopsis. V. concluding questions 59. Be declared unenforceable in the Cabinet of Ministers of 11 July 2006, Regulation No 581 "market-oriented research project funding allocation arrangements" (Latvian journal, 2006, nr. 113). 60. Projects undertaken up to the date of entry into force of the rules, to be implemented in accordance with the Cabinet of Ministers of 11 July 2006, regulations No 581 "market-oriented research project funding distribution order. 61. the provisions in force until 31 December 2012. Prime Minister i. Godmanis, Minister of education and science t. koķe annex 1: Cabinet of Ministers of 5 February 2008. Regulations No 72 market-oriented research project submission form no PO box i. Application basic information (partially published informācija1) theme 1:1.1 1.2. title of the project science sector/subsector 1.3. economic sector, which uses the results 2. Applicant shall: 2.1 information about scientific institutions name, address, registration number 2.2 If the applicant is a company -Declaration of compliance with the definition of small and medium-sized enterprises, in accordance with the procedures laid down in the laws of economic operator declares conformity with the small, small and medium-sized enterprises definition 2.3. If applicant is a Research Institute or University (the Cabinet of Ministers of 5 February 2008 rule no. 72 "market-oriented research project funding allocation arrangements" (hereinafter-the rules)),-form of de minimis aid received in accordance with the statutory arrangements 3. Project funding (national + producing sector + other sources = total) 4. Project implementation time (months) II. Information about the main project izpildītājiem2 project leader: 5. name 5.1 5.2 title, degree 5.3 5.4. fax e-mail address 5.5. telephone number (work and residence) residence address 5.6 5.7 6. Leading scientists CV CV (adding the kavalifikācij evidence of copies of diplomas): 6.1 6.2 name, last name, first name, last name 6.3. name, III. Project justification 7. Problem statement, goals and objectives 8. Iesniedzējinstitūcij property existing material technical base (space scientific equipment) and a brief description of the staff (indicates scientific qualifications, experience) to 9 Incorporate project-related sectors (e.g. publications, patents, implemented projects), innovative development 10 levels (world, Latvia, local) 11. Manufacturing sector partner (s) ((s) co-financing) short description: 11.1. Management (including successfully implemented projects on similar topics) 11.2. technical bases 11.3. intellectual capital (human resources, intellectual property, clientele, such as principals, suppliers , buyers) 12. Justify why in the course of the implementation of the project activities and results to be addressed are not subject to the limits laid down in Commission Regulation No 70/2001, article 1, paragraph 2, and article 6, paragraph 2, as well as Commission Regulation No 1998/2006 article 1 paragraph 1 (rules 13 and 14) IV. Project cost justification for the Cost of the detailed izklāsts3 13:13.1 13.2. State funding in the manufacturing sector (the applicant must justify the required public and private sector financial contribution and about proportions (in accordance with rule 6. , 7 and 8)) 14. expected activities for the implementation of the project and the costs (including salaries) timetable (including the expected sections in the contract) linked to the objectives and results expected results 15 g.

Expected scientific results (scientific novelty, topicality, relevance), it (for example, publications, patents, methodological) and indicators (number) 16. Expected results mean in practice (to promote the integration of science and production, technology oriented industry development, job creation), result indicators, indicators (including those recorded in manufacturing sector (co-financing (s)) in the uzdevumos4) business plāns5 17-planned project results exploitation feasibility, taking into account market conditions, demand for the expected product (service) the expected price and profit, (if any) 5 notes. 1 in accordance with paragraph 16 of the rules. 2 common data for all projects submitted for the performers using the sample agreement (annex 7 rules) form "job performers" (annex 4). 3 detailed outlines for the cost of the samples used in the agreement (annex 7 rules) form "contract price calculation" (annex 3), subject to the provisions set out in paragraph 11 of the eligible costs. 4 the application shall be accompanied by a signed a reciprocal agreement-proof on the manufacturing sector partner (s) contribution to the project. Also fixed a proof predicted the tasks of co-financing (s) (annex 2 of the rules). 5 the business plan section of the co-financing fills in the manufacturing sector.  
Project Manager ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ (signature, date and transcript) scientific institutions Manager ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ __ (signature and transcript, date) Z.v. note. Document properties ' signature and transcript "," date "and" stamp "does not fill in, if an electronic document is drawn up according to the law on electronic document design.
Education and Science Minister t. koķe annex 2 Cabinet-February 5, 2008, the provisions of no. 72, Minister of education and science t. koķe annex 3 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 5 February 2008. Regulations No 72 market oriented research (TOP) project application kritēriji1 application for administrative compliance no criteria Yes/No/not applicable 1 refers or project submission is filed within the time limit set or the application 2 is fully completed and drawn up according to the project application form (the Cabinet of Ministers of 5 February 2008 rule no. 72 "market oriented research project finance distribution arrangements "(hereinafter-the rules) in annex 1) or project submission 3 filled into Latvian language 4. is filed the requested a copy of the application for the project (three) number 5. application is attached to the project Or the project electronic version of the application or project 6 application is accompanied by all the provisions specified in annex 7. project budget is calculated in dollars and all costs in LCY 8. application or project funding amount requested corresponds to the regulations the minimum/maximum level of funding Or financial estimate 9 is designed for precise arithmetic and all costs correspond to the eligible expenditure for a project the applicant 10 Or scientific institutions have registered scientific institution 11.
If the applicant is a Research Institute or University (4 terms)-is submitted to the form of de minimis aid received in accordance with the statutory arrangements 12.
If the applicant is a company-or is a declaration of conformity with the definition of small and medium-sized enterprises according to the procedures laid down in the laws of economic operator declares conformity with the small, the definition of small and medium-sized enterprises 13. agreed protocol for the manufacturing sector in the interest of the financial means of partner-project is completed according to the requirements (annex 2 terms) 14.1 14.2 Or 14 project actions and results do not apply to : Commission Regulation No 70/2001, article 1, paragraph 2, and article 6, paragraph 2 of the limitations (rule 13) Commission Regulation No 1998/2006 article 1 (1) limitations (rule 14) Note. 1 if any of the criteria in the rating is "no" ("deal"-14. criteria), the examination of the project do not continue.
Education and Science Minister t. koķe annex 4 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 5 February 2008. Regulation No. 72 of the education and Science Minister t. koķe annex 5 cabinet-February 5, 2008, regulations No 72, Minister of education and science t. koķe annex 6 Cabinet-February 5, 2008, regulations No 72, Minister of education and science t. koķe annex 7 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 5 February 2008. Regulation No. 72 of the education and Science Minister t. koķe Annex 8 of the Cabinet of Ministers of 5 February 2008. Regulations No 72 Progress reporting forms the sample job review form work report shall also be submitted electronically 1. Title of the project and the execution of the specified Application termiņi1 2 and rezultāti1 3 achieved the objective. The beneficiary organisation (project contractor) 1 4 project manager (in charge of the execution of the project) project total 5 1 expenses1 6. Country and the manufacturing sector apmērs1 7. Problem statement, indicating what was incorporated at the time of initiation of the project 8 project execution. it match (or mismatch) application and work plan, in cooperation with other organizations (partners) 9. Results achieved, in particular indicators 10. Results of the project uses 11. Treasury based application usage for the intended purpose 12. in the course of the execution of the project gained or purchased material value belonging to 13. project synopsis (maximum of 2) 1 note. 1 information to be published (the Cabinet of Ministers of 5 February 2008 rule no. 72 "market-oriented research project funding distribution arrangement" 58) education and Science Minister t. koķe