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Grants for R&D projects implementation

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Subvenciones para la realización de proyectos de I+D
Policy objectives Plus
4.1. Direct funding to business R&D and innovation
4.3. Fostering start-ups and gazelles
Presentation of the measure:

This measure aims to provide funding to industrial research and experimental development projects which objective is to create or improve productive processes and new products.
Individual and collaborative projects in all sectors can be funded, except ICT companies because ICT has a specific call. Beneficiaries will be SMEs and MIDCAPS (<1.000 employees) based in the region.
It will be granted basic research, industrial research, experimental development and feasibility studies, and budget will cover staff costs, external collaboration costs and raw materials.
In this sense, the grant for SMEs must be from €20,000 up to €700,000. In the case of MIDCAPS, the grant is from €200,000 up to €700,000. And finally, for collaborative projects the maximum grant is €1m.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds €5,000,000€10,000,000
EU Structural Funds €5,000,000€10,000,000
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
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 evidences available yet. However, it seems that the grant had a positive response since the total budget has been significantly increased in the last call.

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

This measure promotes the innovation in the region in the priority sectors defined in the RIS3.

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