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Grants for R&D projects in ICT sector implemented by SMEs

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Subvenciones para la realización de proyectos de I+D de las pymes del sector TIC
Policy objectives Plus
4.1. Direct funding to business R&D and innovation
5.4. Innovation management and advisory services
Presentation of the measure:

This support measure aims to support R&D projects that pursue the creation of new products or the introduction of new functionalities for the existing ones.
This call is open for all the SMEs based in Castilla y León that work on the ICT sector, in particular those related to Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity.
The project should be implemented before 24 months. And eligible costs must be between €20,000 and €350,000.  
The eligible costs are:

  • Staff costs;
  • Extern collaborations costs;
  • Raw Materials
  • Components for the construction of prototypes

In this sense, the percentage of funding will be as follows:

  Micro and small enterprises Medium enterprises
Industrial research 70% 60%
Collaborative industrial research 80% 75%
Experimental development 45% 35%
Collaborative experimental development 60% 50%
Feasibility studies 70% 60%
Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds €1,500,000
EU Structural Funds €1,500,000
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
It is too early to judge the success of the measure (e.g results of first call for proposals still not known).
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:

Evaluations have not yet been conducted since this is the first cal.

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

This support measure supports the implementation of industrial research and experimental development projects only in the ICT sector.

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