The Government will allocate 30 million to help the innovation of SMEs

The Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, has attended this Wednesday to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Federation of Technology Cen

The Government will allocate 30 million to help the innovation of SMEs

The Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant, has attended this Wednesday to the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Federation of Technology Centers (Fedit), where he has announced that the Government will allocate 30 million euros to small and medium-sized enterprise innovation projects Spanish that achieved the "seal of European excellence" in the calls of the European Innovation Council, but that they did not get financing.

The Minister has stated that the EU and Spain share the same "recipe" to get out of the current crisis: "A collective effort rooted in knowledge and innovation and a large public investment, which must be tractor of private investment", and has influenced the transcendence of the private sector to ensure that the R & D investment is 2% from GDP in 2024. Morant has underlined the importance of involving SMEs in the "imperative and urgent transition" Green and digital ".

In addition to direct aids to innovation projects led by SMEs, the Minister has referred to the "Precomercial Public Purchase" and the "Public Buy of Innovation", which will be equipped with 130 and 220 million euros in 2022.

These resources will help companies to develop advanced prototypes in sectors such as those of energy generation or transport - to obtain returns with them - and that they will have their first user in public administration.

The Spanish Federation of Technology Centers (Fedit) has asked the Government a greater boost to the business R & D + i and more facilities for private financing. It is two of the ten measures that the Federation has submitted on Wednesday at the act of celebration of its 25th anniversary with the aim of improving the country's indicators in research, development and innovation.

The act "challenge 2027: towards a new model of R & D + I" in which the activity of technological centers and their participation in Spanish research and innovation is collected. Spain has 35 technological centers associated with Fedit, in which more than 5,400 people work, of which 4,000 are researchers and have 21,303 customer companies. In 2019, revenues amounted to 381 million euros.

Updated Date: 20 October 2021, 23:25

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