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The Business and Innovation Agency (API)

The Business and Innovation Agency (API) is a State contributory organisation with a national scope, subordinated to the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. It is the intermediate body for aid programmes of the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness.

API was established by Act No 149/2016 Coll. amending Act No 47/2002 Coll. on support for small and medium-sized enterprises and amending Act No 2/1969 Coll. on establishing ministries and other central bodies of State administration of the Czech Republic, as amended, in force since 1 June 2016.

API is a service office governed by Act No 234/2014 Coll. on Civil Service, as amended.

What we do:
  • we administer aid programmes under the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness (OP EIC 2014-2020)
  • by means of OP EIC, we help to co-finance business projects in the manufacturing industry and related services
  • the OP EIC programmes are targeted at a wide range of development needs of enterprises of all sizes
  • we support projects focused on research, development and innovation, technological development, ICT and eco-energy programmes
How we can help:
  • we provide information on the options for business support from OP EIC
  • we consult and administer your projects from the initial idea through implementation up to sustainability
  • we organise specialised seminars
  • we help to develop the business and innovation environment in the Czech Republic
  • we are present in each of the regional capitals
  • we answer your queries on the Green Info Line 800 800 777

Projects implemented by API under the Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness are presented here.

Personal data processing; GDPR

API processes personal data in line with the requirements of the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (General Data Protection Regulation; GDPR)

Documents:
  • Statement on personal data processing; available here.
  • The rights of Data Subjects; available here.
  • Request of a Personal Data Subject; available here.
  • Records of personal data processing activities; available here.
  • Consent to personal data processing; available here.
  • List of personal data processors maintained by API; available here.

Contact address of the Data Protection Officer in API: tel.: +420 224 851 111, email: mailto:poverenec@mpo.cz

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To help Czech companies to develop their business through financial support programmes and thereby to contribute to the increase of competitiveness and innovativeness of the Czech economy.

This is our goal we are heading for as implementation body for Operational Programme Enterprise and Innovation for Competitiveness.

Mgr. Lukáš Vymětal

Managing Director of Agentura pro podnikání a inovace