Image result for cdtiThe Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI) develops together FEDER, PROGRAM INTERCONECTA 2018. Whose main objective is to support experimental development projects, regional cooperation, and pluri-regional between companies located in certain autonomous communities : Andalusia, Canary Islands, Castilla La Mancha , Extremadura, Castilla y León, Murcia, Ceuta and Melilla.

This is a non-refundable subsidy aimed at large experimental development projects that represent a technological and industrial advance relevant to the autonomous community , being beneficiaries those consortiums of 2 to 6 independent companies , at least one large / medium (which must be the leading company) and an SME. The submission deadline begins on May 3, 2018 and ends on June 5, 2018 at 12.00, Peninsular time .

Approve those projects whose theme is aligned with the Social Challenges (health, demographic change and welfare, food safety and quality, safe and efficient energy, social changes and innovations, etc.) The budget for the realization of this project should be between 1 and 4 million euros , and the contribution of each company can not exceed 70%. It should also start in 2018, and have a duration of 2 or 3 years, that is, they should end on December 31, 2019 or December 31, 2020.

This aid will cover different expenses, such as personnel, equipment and industrial amortization, fungible material, subcontracting and auditing. Assuming certain advantages to companies such as: deductions for R & D, subsidy between 40 and 60% (depending on the size of the company, small 60%, medium 50%, and large 40%), research first level, collaboration between companies, etc…