The Board explained the incentives to industrial development and R & D + i to twenty companies of natural stone

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The Delegation of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment has organized an information day on incentives to industrial development and R & D + i which manages the IDEA Agency with a budget of 229 million to 2020, which it took place this morning at the headquarters of the Association of Marble Andalusia (AEMA) and to which they have attended 20 natural stone companies and representatives of the Association of Businessmen and Professionals of Albox-Valle del Almanzora (AEPA).

The day was presented by the President of EEA, Antonio Sanchez, and conducted by the provincial director of the Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia (IDEA), Francisco Giménez, with the participation also of María Ángeles Rodríguez, technical agency, who they have detailed requirements attendees to apply for these incentives, eligible measures and amounts of aid.

The incentive program for industrial development, improving competitiveness, digital transformation and the creation of employment and incentive program for the promotion of industrial research, experimental development and business innovation are equipped with 145 and 84 million, respectively, and co-financed on a 80% by FEDER.

Regarding the first program, Francisco Giménez has detailed some new features, as the simplification of requirements and management and expanding the type of beneficiaries-and also of SMEs and freelancers also it includes business associations and large companies- and project, including spin-off industrial, advanced services and digital transformation, In addition to the modalities for the establishment of companies, improving competitiveness and promoting projects highly job creators.

The percentages may reach in this program to the 70% investment (depending on the size of the company and the system of aid), starting from a minimum of 15% which can increase depending on the employment generated, innovativeness of the project, if located in an innovative space, if it involves high or medium-high technology, if the company is social economy or involves priority groups (women, Young, unemployed people over 45 years or long-term or returned talent).

Aid aimed at promoting R + D + i promote research between companies and in collaboration with public officials and could reach the 75% investment, as the main innovation competitive concurrency on two of its three lines: of 'Support for R & D enterprise ++ i' and the 'Leadership in Open Innovation, strategic and singular ', also they have different specific calls.

Until the day 30 September is open the deadline to apply for grants in the third line of this order, of 'R & D international i', which will favor the companies participating in European and international research projects, and in all lines of the first order of support, other than for large companies, whose call is subject to the provision of own resources of the Junta de Andalucía.

you can also request, until 17 October, aid for the promotion of industrial research, experimental development and business innovation , except the line for collaborative projects, scheduled for the last quarter of last year, and projects in process or organizational innovation and unique projects and strategic, to be published in the first half of 2018.

In both orders of aid projects must meet the following requirements: be feasible from a technical standpoint, economic and financial, carried out in Andalusia, not have started before the date of filing of the application and have an innovative effect, In addition to meeting eligibility standards adopted and the criteria for selection of operations ERDF Operational Program Andalusia 2014-2020. Applications can be submitted electronically through the website of the Ministry of Employment, Business and Trade.

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