Italian Action Plan consisted of a modification of an existing policy instrument, whose main implementation tool was the call for proposals “New Innovative Machinery call”. The call ”Sustainable Investments 4.0” has been designed within the framework of REACT-EU and NOP Enterprises and Competitiveness 2014-2020 and, in continuity with the New Innovative Machinery call, it encourages the business processes of technological and digital transition, ecological transition (circular economy) and, as a novelty of the modified policy instrument, energy efficiency.

The new call has been launched by a Decree of the Ministry of the Economic Development on 10th February 2022 and implemented by a Decree of the General Director DGIAI on 12th April 2022 (Time limits and procedures for submitting applications). The desk was opened on 18th May 2022 and closed on the same day for the South Italy section. During the period of May –July, several workshops have been organized both virtually and in presence across the county to inform companies and associations of the new measure and provide them with technical assistance to submit the application.

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