One of Beon’s main activities is to support companies wishing to apply for incentive systems.
The programs finance a variety of investment, qualification, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship, internationalization, innovation and R & D activities.


• Encouraging the production of tradable goods and services;
• Increase in exports;
• Transfer of results from the scientific system to the productive fabric;
• Compliance with compulsory education up to the age of 18;
• Reducing levels of early school leaving;
• Integration of people at risk of poverty and combating social exclusion;
• Promotion of sustainable development, with a view to efficiency in the use of resources;
• Strengthening territorial cohesion, particularly in cities and low-density areas;
• Rationalization, modernization and training of the Public Administration are the main policy objectives to be pursued in Portugal2020.

Portugal will receive EUR 25 billion by 2020 for all funds, which will be allocated under each of the 16 Operational Programs, thematic and regional.



Competitiveness and Internationalization aims to improve the competitiveness and internationalization of the Portuguese economy.

It mobilizes six Thematic Objectives (OT), structured around the following Axes:
• Axis I: Reinforcement of research, technological development and innovation (OT1)
• Axis II: Reinforcing the competitiveness of SMEs including the reduction of public costs of context (OT3 and OT2)
• Axis III: Promoting sustainability and quality of employment (OT8)
• Axis IV: Promotion of sustainable transport and elimination of bottlenecks in major infrastructure networks (OT7)
• Axis V: Strengthening the institutional capacity of public authorities and stakeholders and the efficiency of public administration (OT11)
• Axis VI: Technical Assistance

In this Incentive System for Business Innovation, there are two types of projects: Productive Innovation and Qualified Entrepreneurship.

Productive Innovation:
This competition aims to strengthen business investment in innovative activities, contributing to the internationalization and tradable orientation of the Portuguese economy.
It also aims to promote the production of new or improved goods and services tradable and oriented to international markets.

Qualified Entrepreneurship:
This competition aims to stimulate qualified entrepreneurship and structuring investment in new areas with potential growth.
Companies of any nature and in any legal form can apply for projects individually.

In the case of small and medium companies Internationalization projects, the objective is to strengthen the entrepreneurial capacity of small and medium companies by developing their internationalization qualification processes by valuing the immaterial factors of competitiveness.
In the case of SME qualification projects, the objective is to strengthen small and medium companies entrepreneurship through organizational innovation, applying new organizational methods and processes, using immaterial investments in the area of competitiveness.

Research and technological development covers the area of research and technological development framed in the investment priority.
– Promoting business investment in R & D
– Development of links and synergies between companies
– Research and development centers
– Higher education sector.

Project Type
– Individual Projects
– Projects in Co-Promotion


Measured under the Program for Support to Entrepreneurship and the Creation of Own Employment, which consists of the granting of support to employment projects promoted by beneficiaries of unemployment benefits, through the anticipation of unemployment benefits, provided that they ensure employment, full time, of the subsidized promoters.

Beneficiaries of unemployment benefits who submit a project that would at least lead to the creation of their employment.
Note: The unemployment benefits referred to relate only to the unemployment allowance or the initial unemployment allowance.

Total or partial payment of the total amount of unemployment benefits, less any sums already received. Possibility of overlapping with guaranteed loans and interest rate subsidies (MICROINVEST AND INVEST + lines)

The promoter must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application.
The beneficiaries can not accumulate the exercise of the activity for which they were supported with another activity normally remunerated, during the period in which they are obliged to maintain that activity.
The amount of unemployment benefits may be applied in the acquisition of a business by assignment or in the acquisition of pre-existing company share capital resulting in at least the full-time creation of full employment of the recipient promoter.
In the project that includes, in the investment to be made, the acquisition of social capital, this must be a capital increase, that is, the amount of unemployment benefits can only finance the capital increase, and can not finance the acquisition of existing social units.
The project must present economic and financial viability.


The “Investe Trade” measure that is replacing the previous Trade Modernization Support Program aims to support projects promoted by micro and small enterprises, included in the CAE 47 (retail trade), aiming at the modernization and enhancement of the supply of the establishments open to the public through the bet on innovation and the use of advanced forms of commercialization.
The financial incentive to be awarded takes the form of a non-refundable incentive (lost fund), corresponding to 40% of the eligible expenses, and can not exceed € 35,000 per individual project. In addition to the incentive referred to in the preceding paragraph, the individual project may benefit from a good performance bonus corresponding to an increase of 10% of the value of the incentive calculated.

Beneficiaries of Individual Projects
– Micro and Small enterprises, regardless of their legal form;
– Principal activity in CAE 47, except for the following classes (47300, 47240, 47790,47770, 47810, 47820 and 47890)

– Acquisition of equipment and software to support commercial activity;
– Acquisition of equipment and furniture that are destined to areas of sale to the public aiming at the improvement of the image and animation of the establishments and the adequate identification, location and presentation of products;
– Acquisition of equipment, software, design of contents intended to create or enhance presence on the Internet;
– Expenses with specific technical assistance aimed at increasing the attractiveness of customer service spaces; (Up to € 1,500)
– Expenses inherent to the certification of systems, products and services under the Portuguese quality system;
– Expenses with the creation and protection of industrial property;
– Requalification of the facade, remodeling of the area of sale to the public inside the establishment, and acquisition of awnings or reclamations for placement in the exterior of the establishment; (Up to € 10,000)
– Studies, diagnostics, image design, architectural projects and specialties and application process; (Up to € 1,500)
– Intervention of Official Accountant or Statutory Auditor. (Up to € 500)

– Comply with the conditions legally required for the exercise of the activity in the establishment object of the candidacy;
– Present, at the time of the application, a balanced economic-financial situation;
– Have commenced activities for tax purposes;
– Have micro and small business status;
– Execution period up to 12 months;
– Project financing sources secured, including at least 20% of the amount of eligible investment in equity;
– Minimum eligible investment of € 15,000;
– Not be used for the support of establishments located in shopping centers or commercial complexes;
– Each application must have as its object a single establishment with a public sale area.

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This program is mainly intended for agricultural holdings and agro-industrial enterprises.

Financial support for investments by companies or entrepreneurs in the agri-food sector in the form of a non-refundable subsidy and interest subsidy according to the eligible investment.

Promote the process of modernization and training of companies in the agro-food sector;
To promote the development of the competitiveness of the ranks, favoring strategies;
Preserve and improve the environment, ensuring compatibility of investments with environmental and safety standards.

All material and non-material investments related to the modernization of production techniques and processes on agricultural holdings and in the processing and marketing of existing agricultural products or in the creation of new ones such as:
– Acquisition, construction and remodeling of buildings;
– Acquisition of new machinery and equipment;
– Certification processes;
– Preparation of studies.

Medida 1.1 – Grupos Operacionais
Measure 1.1 – Operational Groups
Measure 2.1 – Training and dissemination
Measure 2.2 – Counseling
Measure 3.1 – Young Farmers
Measure 3.2 – Agricultural Exploration
Measure 3.3 – Processing and marketing of agricultural products
Measure 3.3_2 – Processing and marketing of agricultural products
Measure 3.4 – Collective Infrastructures
Measure 4 – Enhancement of forest resources
Measure 5.1 – AP / OP creation
Measure 5.2 – Interprofessional Organizations
Measure 5.3 – Business integration
Measure 6.1 – Insurance
Measure 6.2 – Risk prevention and remaining productive potential
Measure 7.1 – Organic Farming
Measure 7.2 – Integrated production
Measure 7.3 – Rede natura payments
Measure 7.4 – Soil Conservation
Measure 7.5 – Efficient use of water
Measure 7.6 – Traditional permanent crops
Measure 7.7 – Extensive Grazing
Measure 7.8 – Genetic resources
Measure 7.9 – Agroforestry mosaic
Measure 7.10 – Environmental hiss
Measure 7.11 – Non-productive investments
Measure 7.12 – Agri-environmental support for beekeeping
Measure 8.1 – Sustainable forestry
Measure 8.2 – Management of hunting and aquaculture resources
Measure 9 – Maintenance of agricultural activity in less-favored areas
Measure 10.1 – Preparatory support
Measure 10.2 – Implementation of strategies
Measure 10.3 – GAL cooperation activities
Measure 10.4 – Operation and animation


It allows companies to deduct up to 82.5% of R & D expenses from the collected collection and is in effect until 2020. Expenditure that, due to insufficient collection, can not be deducted in the year in which they were incurred, may be deducted until to the 8th financial year.
Applications must be submitted by the end of July of the year following the completion of the investments.

IRC passive subjects, resident in Portugal, who carry out mainly agricultural, industrial, commercial and services activities, and non-residents with a permanent establishment in Portugal, who have R & D expenses.

Within the scope of this incentive are considered:
– Research expenditure, those incurred by the IRC taxpayer in order to acquire new scientific or technical knowledge;
– Development expenses, those incurred by the IRC taxpayer through the exploitation of results of research or other scientific or technical knowledge with a view to the discovery or substantial improvement of raw materials, products, services or manufacturing processes.

Up to its competition, the value of R & D expenses is deductible to the IRC collection, on a double percentage basis:
– Base rate: 32.5% of expenses incurred in the period;
– Incremental rate: 50% of the increase in expenses incurred in the period compared to the simple arithmetic average of the previous two years, up to a limit of € 1,500,000.
Note: The base rate changes to 47.5% in the case of micro, small and medium-sized companies that have not yet completed two years and did not benefit from the incremental rate previously mentioned.

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