Business research and development projects are funded specifically for the creation or significant improvement of a production process, product or service. This programme is part of the continuous call for applications of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI).
The Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation has announced the 2023 call for applications for Cervera R&T Transfer Projects of the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI). This programme funds applied business research and development projects for the creation or significant improvement of a production process, product or service. Projects could cover industrial research and experimental development activities and they have a technological aspect that differentiates them from technologies that are already on the market.
The aim is to strengthen the innovation capacities of SMEs and companies with mid capitalisation (MIDCAPS) through contracting research and development activities in centres of knowledge generation (in other words, the call is open to all research bodies, not only technology centres). Another aim is to execute research and development projects in collaboration with these entities in the areas of technologies that are priorities for Cervera.
This type of call complements the regular, continuous call for research and development projects managed by the CDTI, but with the specific characteristic that certain activities have to be contracted, for at least 10% of the budget, from centres that generate knowledge in the areas of: advanced materials, circular economy, energy transition, smart manufacturing, health technologies, safe and healthy food chain, deep learning and artificial intelligence, advanced mobile networks, smart transport, protection of information and quantum computing.