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)
  • 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 will launch two INNOGLOBAL Calls in 2018:

  • INNO2018-1:  Opened from 21/05/2018 to 05/06/2018
    • Labelled Projects from 03/10/2017 to 05/06/2018 will be eligible.
  • INNO2018-2:  Opened from 12/11/2018 to 27/11/2018
    • Labelled Projects from 06/05/2018 to 27/11/2018 will be eligible.


  • Large Company: 30%
  • Medium Company: 40%
  • SME: 50%


Budget: Minimum €150.000

Project duration: Multiannual funding , 12-36 months


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


Financing conditions for Innovative projects

  • Budget: Minimum total budget by each Spanish company 175k€.
  • Credits with an interest fee (Euribor) and long-term amortization (10 years) that covers up to 75% of the total budget. Besides, 33% of the credit is not reimbursable.
  • Eligible costs: personal, recouping of instruments and equipment, contractual research or technical knowledge, patents or licensed, other supplementary costs and overheads.
  • The company has to have sufficient financial capacity to cover a minimum of 25% of the total budget for the project with their own resources.
  • Companies can have 25% of the credit in advance up to €200,000 Duration: 1-3 years.
  • Tax relief report
  • It is necessary to have the EURIPIDES² label before to receive the funding.

Profile of the applicant: Enterprises (SMEs, Large Companies), RTOs and Universites have no direct funding, but can participate through subcontracting a Spanish company.

Important: It is necessary to achieve the incentive effect of the aid to every Spanish company. The beginning of the activities of the Spanish participants cannot be earlier than the date in which the full memory of the proposal is submitted in CDTI’s request.