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Grants for the development of industrial research and/or experimental development projects

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Ayudas destinadas a financiar la realización de proyectos de investigación industrial y/o desarrollo experimental
2014 to 2020
Policy objectives Plus
2.1. R&D cooperation projects between academy and industry
4.1. Direct funding to business R&D and innovation
Presentation of the measure:

The measure aims to fund the implementation of industrial research and/or experimental development projects for the following modalities:
1. R&D projects developed by a non-technology base or start-up company;
2. R&D projects developed by a consortium of companies with the provision of R&D services from, at least, one university and/ or public/ private research centre;
3. R&D projects developed by technology base companies;
4. R&D projects developed by start-up companies.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds 1050000105000090000014400000960000
EU Structural Funds 420000042000003600000576000003840000
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:

No information available.

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

The most important is the promotion of scientific-industrial cooperation and the knowledge transfer implied in this R&D projects, which is very beneficial for the productive fabric in general and raises awareness about the advantages of introduce innovative initiatives. In addition, the measure is very flexible as it does not exclude any company on the basis of its size, sector etc. This ensures that more applicants can participate in the programme, making it more competitive. Another positive factor is the establishment of two lines of funding depending on the number of participants.

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