European Union Research & Development Incentives

Innovative companies are playing key roles in their national economies, with research and development investments made by business being substantial drivers of growth and prosperity for nations. Due to this R&D incentive regimes are being reformed world wide at an unprecedented rate to accommodate and attract highly innovative companies to invest in their economy.

Many countries promote and encourage R&D operations in their economy as part of strategic plans to increase research activities and develop their nation. Countries which offer R&D tax incentives are considered favorable locations for internationally-mobile R&D companies.

The Czech Republic offers R&D activites benefits inclusive of special deducatibility of certain R&D costs. Due to a lack of ownership as a result of R&D, contract companies may also reap the benefits of performing R&D for their customers.

Hungary has a well-utilised regime, and is a wide supporter of R&D related activities and investment. Cash grants and tax incentives are available for eligible R&D activities, including infrastructural investments and project costs.

In Lithuania, business and investor needs are considered and highly valued in their business-friendly environment. The R&D Tax Incentive was introduced in 2008, with no government plans to remove it.

In Poland R&D incentives are available in the form of tax incentives and cash grants. While still in its early stages many positive changes have been observed to support R&D projects.

 austriaThe Austrian Government offers a cash back R&D incentive, and maintains a positive attitude towards the R&D regime. Austria offers a 10% subsidy of qualifying R&D and spends approximately 2.81% of GDP on R&D.

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