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Grants for artisan firms modernisation in Castilla y León

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Subvenciones dirigidas a la modernización de las Empresas Artesanas de la Comunidad de Castilla y León
2017 to 2018
Policy objectives Plus
4.2. Organisational, process and other non-R&D innovation
Presentation of the measure:

This measure supports investment projects that aim to modernise and improve management system based on the innovation of artisan establishments in the region of Castile-Leon.
Investment projects which main purpose is to implement or introduce improvements in its production system and/or implement or introduce improvements in its management and/or marketing system in the incorporation of ICT may be funded.
Eligible costs are the following:
a) The acquisition, installation and assembly of machinery linked to the production process;
b) The support services for the installation and start-up or for the improvement of marketing systems (website development, online sales - ecommerce, scommerce, mcommerce - etc ...), management of the artisan establishment (clients, suppliers, etc ...) or production;
c) The hardware and software necessary for the installation and start-up or for the improvement of the previous systems, including the corresponding registrations and licenses;
d) Training necessary for the use of the machinery and systems implemented.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds €60,000€60,000
EU Structural Funds
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
There has been a positive response by beneficiaries to the measure (e.g. over-subscribed in terms of requested versus available budget) but it is too early to judge results or impact
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

Evaluations have not yet been conducted.

What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:

This measure contributes to the technological modernisation of artisan establishments.
The bad point is the low budget that allows supporting a little number of craft firms.

Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?: