The Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic (MPO) opened 39 calls for applications for subsidies from the operational programme Business and Innovation for Competitiveness (OPPIK) in 2015. The ministry prepared over CZK 26bn for businessmen. It currently registers 4,200 applications and applicants would like to withdraw even CZK 10bn more. The ministry plans to open newl calls in the volume exceeding CZK 35bn.