Center of Advanced Fluid Dynamics

1. Retos-Colaboración projects

Funding entity: Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness — www.mineco.es.

Types of projects: projects with the participation of companies and R&D centers.

Minimum budget: 500.000€, typical 700.000-900.000€.

Duration: 2 to 4 years.

Expenses funded:

  • total expenses of the companies,
  • marginal expenses of R&D centers.

Type of funding: non-refundable/refundable.

Funding intensity: up to 75% of the cost for SMEs and 65% for large companies.

Advantages: Generation of a Binding Motivated Report,which facilitates the deduction of expenses in corporate tax.

Call 2017: The deadline for submission of applications ends on December 13th, 2017 at 15:00. (Spanish time, GMT + 1).

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2. CDTI Research and Development Projects (PID)

Funding entity: Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) — www.cdti.es.

Types of projects: projects with or without participation of R&D centers.

Minimum budget: 175.000€, typical 300.000 - 700.000€.

Duration: 1 to 3 years.

Expenses funded:

  • total expenses of companies,
  • cost of R&D centers subcontracting.

Type of funding: non-refundable/refundable.

Funding intensity: up to 75% of the total cost (85% in some cases).

Advantages:

  • generates a Binding Motivated Report, which facilitates access to the tax deductions,
  • the CDTI provides a contact person for all the project.

Call open all year.

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3. R​​&D consortiums

Funding entity: Agency for Business Competitiveness of Catalan Government (ACCIÓ) — accio.gencat.cat.

Types of projects: for one or more companies, local or international, with or without participation of R&D centers, for projects TRL3 to TRL7.

Minimum budget:

  • 200.000€ — individual local project,
  • 500.000€ — local consortium project,
  • 150.000€ — international consortium project.

Duration: 2 years.

Expenses funded:

  • total expenses of companies,
  • marginal cost of R&D centers.

Type of funding: non-refundable.

Funding intensity: 25 to 50% of the budget.

2018 call: deadline is March 1st, 2018.

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4. Tax deductions and bonus for the Social Security fee

Corporate tax deductions:

  • 25% of R&D expenses,
  • 17% of R&D personnel cost (with a minimum dedication of 85%),
  • 8% of R&D fixed assets.

In the case that not all the deduction could be applied, there is a possibility of:

  • applying the deduction in the subsequent 18 years, or
  • monetizing the non-deducted part through the corporate tax.

It is strongly recommended to have the Binding Motivated Report, before applying any deduction.


Bonus to the Social Security fee

Up to 40% of the total company expense in Social Security.

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5. Funding for hiring R&D staff

Industrial Doctorate - Generalitat de Catalunya

Funding of a company research project where the doctoral student does his research training, in collaboration with a university or a research center, and which is the subject of a doctoral thesis.

Call open all year.

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Industrial Doctorate - Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

Funding for the PhD realization in companies, through the co-financing of the contract of research personnel in training who participates in an industrial research or experimental development project that is carried out in the company, in which the doctoral thesis will be framed.

Call open from January 18th to February 8th, 2018.

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Torres Quevedo - Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

Funding of a three-year contract for companies to hire PhD personnel to develop industrial research projects, experimental development or viability studies.

Call open from January 11th to February 1st, 2018.

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Emplea - Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness

Funding for hiring university graduates, Higher Education certificated or similar, for the development of activities in R&D in SMEs, spin-off or young innovative companies.

Closed call.

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Tecnio Spring - ACCIÓ

Funding for companies with operative facilities in Catalonia and for the TECNIO accredited entities, for hiring R&D experimented personnel with the objective of developing 2-year applied research projects.

Next call: February to April 2018.

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