ICMEA becomes an innovative SME: new scenarios open up.

A characterizing element, that denotes the natural propensity of the ICMEA to innovate, is the recent inclusion in the special section of CCIAA as an innovative SME.

This is a natural step, considering the type of activity carried out, oriented to the design and construction of prototypes, to research support for public entities or companies, to participation in national and international announcements who often see us as a leader in projects.

Being an innovative SME, in addition to direct benefits, represents indirect benefits for natural and legal persons in the form of tax incentives for investment in the capital of innovative SME.

The facilitation was significantly enhanced by the 2017 Budget Law (Article 1, paragraph 66).

For natural persons, an irpef deduction of 30% of the investment is now foreseen, up to a maximum of 1 million euros.

For legal entities, the incentive consists of a deduction from the taxable Ires of 30% of the investment, up to a maximum of 1,8 million euros.

The strengthening of the incentive is evident.

Until 2016, the rates were 19% for investments by natural persons and 20% for legal entities.

The incentives apply both to direct investments and to indirect investments through UCIS (Undertakings for collective investment in savings) and other companies that invest mainly in this type of company.

For more information, see the summary sheet of the MISE.

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ICMEA goes to Renewable Energy Japan 2016

ICMEArenewable_energy2016_logo is ready for the 11° Renewable Energy 2016 International
Conference & Exhibition, will take place in Yokohama from 29 June to 01 July 2016. The international event, organised by Japan Council for Renewable Energy,  is one of the main events in renewable energy sector in Japan and is held in conjunction with “PV Japan”.

The renewable energy industry is currently undergoing a strong growth in Japan under the new Japanese energy policy, following the Fukushima nuclear disaster, it has set itself the objective to minimize the weight of nuclear power as a source of energy supply. The Council for Energy and the Environment of the Japanese Government, in 2012, has approved the document “Strategy of Innovative Energy and Environment” which provides for the gradual withdrawal from nuclear power in Japan within the decade 2030-2040 and the implementation of a series of policies aimed at achieving, over the decade, the production of electricity from fossil fuels of 65-70% and 30-35% from renewable sources.

Thanks to its great experience in the field of innovation and renewable technologies, ICMEA take part to this initiative with a stand and through participation to ICE’s workshop.

For more details, you can visit the official website of Renewable Energy 2016.

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