Contracting of Advice Creation of Joint Innovation Units

20.05.2020. 60% subsidy for projects of up to 2,000,000 euros between a non-SME company and an Andalusian research organisation SME companies can be subcontractors.

Objective: to carry out joint projects between a non-SME company and a research body (this union will constitute a Joint Innovation Unit) to jointly implement technological development and innovation activities.

Details: the aid is a non-refundable grant for projects that last three years and include a set of objectives and activities aligned with the priorities of the Innovation Strategy Andalusia 2020-RIS3. It may not be completed after 30 June 2023.

The project will involve a planned research or critical study aimed at acquiring new knowledge and skills that are useful for new products, processes, services or to significantly improve existing ones. The result must be marketable.

Deadline: 75 calendar days from the day after the end of the alarm condition.

The beneficiaries will be non-SME companies and Andalusian research and results dissemination bodies. SME companies could be subcontracted.

Budget: the 2020 call has a budget of 18,000,000 euros. The minimum eligible budget for each project will be 1,500,000 euros. The maximum amount of aid for each project will be 60% of the eligible investment, with a maximum of 2,000,000 per project. The minimum contribution of the company participating in the Joint Innovation Unit will be at least 50% of the total budget. The research body must have a minimum of 10% of the budget.

Adrian Noheda
Director of the Firefighting Open Innovation Lab

Antonio Luis Moreno
Finnova Foundation Project Technician

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