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Programme of grants in support of RDI within the Plan for Research, Development and Innovation of Andalucía (PAIDI, 2020)

Title of measure
Full title in national language:
Programa de ayudas a la I+D+i en el ámbito del Plan Andaluz de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación (PAIDI 2020)
2017 to 2020
Policy objectives Plus
Presentation of the measure:

The present measure intends to implement different support grants, through competitive calls, for realising RDI projects aiming to accomplish substantial scientific and technological advance; thus, promoting excellence in knowledge, driving economic growth by providing solutions to the demands of society and the productive tissue, and boosting competitiveness and innovation. Likewise, it intends to strengthen research talent, consolidate RDI infrastructures and support RDI actions developed by the different agents of Andalucía Knowledge System.
The support comprises four core lines:
Line 1. Development of RDI projects.
Line 2. Attraction, incorporation and mobility of RDI human capital
Line 3. Acquisition of RDI infrastructure and equipment
Line 4. Complementary actions for RDI
Each support line has an associate budget and specific requisites and beneficiaries, reflected on the particular calls.


Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds 72000007700000
EU Structural Funds 2880000030800000
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:


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

This measure aims to achieve the objectives set in the RDI Plan of Andalucía, which include territorial cohesion on industrial and technological development based on RDI, as a basis for the economic growth of Andalucía. It focuses in four particular aspects of the RDI contemplated in the Plan for greater efficiency.

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