Ministry of Energy, Tourism and the Digital Agenda

Mr. Rafael Lucena Chacón
Consejero Técnico

Promotion of the Information Society
Secretary of State for Telecommunications and Information Society

Phone: +34 91 346 22 36 - 72236

Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology

Ms. Juana Sanchez
EUREKA Clusters Coordinator

Phone: +34 91 581 56 07


Funding Body

The Ministry of Energy,Tourism and Digital Agenda (Directorate for Promotion of the Information Society) provide funding tools (grants, loans or a mix) dedicated to companies and other entities willing to participate to EURIPIDES² projects. AEESD is the main funding programme with one call per year. The Ministry is involved at strategic level in particular within the EURIPIDAC.

The second funding body is the Centre for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), supervised by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, which fosters the technological development and innovation of Spanish companies.

Funding Tools

  • The Strategic Action Digital Economy and Society (AEESD) operates through a competitive call for proposals once a year and provides a mix of grants and loans.
  • CDTI is supporting companies (research organisation may be subcontractors) with a mix of grants and loans with a low interest rate. The funding call is open all through the year. CDTI offers companies user-friendly and flexible support services for the implementation of R&D&I business projects. 

Funding in Spain


Strategic Action Digital Economy and Society (AEESD) - Convocatoria 2/2016 para la concesión de ayudas aproyectos de programas internacionales

  • Grant: up to 60% grant for Small companies, 50% grant for medium companies and 40% grant for others
  • Optional: Loan until the maximum aid intensity
  • One call per year (2nd trimester) - Deadline: June 2016
  • National participants of the international labelled project will submit a proposal at national level in Spanish language
  • Each Spanish partner should submit an individual application
  • It is mandatory to take into account the national rules of the Orden IET/786/2013
  • Spanish project title should also contain the word “EURIPIDES²” and the project’s acronym



CDTI has officially launched  the INNOGLOBAL 2017 Call. The Deadline of the Call is next 5th of June. All labelled EURIPIDES² projects between 2016, July 2nd till 2017, October 2nd are eligible for this Call. Click here for an overview of the Call!

TOTAL CDTI FUNDS:                    EUR 10 million

Competitive Call

FUNDING TYPE:                           DIRECT GRANT

Large Company: 30% - Medium: 40% - Small: 50%

BUDGET:                                        Minimum €150.000

PROJECT LENGTH:                     Multiannual funding , 12-36 months, starting in 2017

See more

CDTI website

Financing of industrial research activities and technological development
Mix of grants and loans

  • Loan up to 75% of eligible costs (85% for companies based in convergence regions), where Grant 30% (non-repayable part)
  • Euribor interest loan to be reimbursed in 10 years period
  • Minimum budget for each company: 175 KEuros
  • Project duration: from 1 to 3 years
  • Eligible expenses: depreciation, consumables, staff, external collaboration, and overheads
  • Companies can have 25% of the credit in advance up to 200 KEuros
  • Tax relief report
  • Open call all year
  • SMEs and Large Companies are eligible
  • R&D centers and universities have no direct funding, but can participate through subcontracting through a Spanish company