The University Department submits to public information the rule that regulates these incentives so that they can be approved after the summer

The Department of University, Research and Innovation of the Junta de Andalucía will support business and technological innovation in strategic sectors for Andalusia through the call for various lines of incentives worth 59 million euros before the end of this year 2024. This is stated in the project of bases order that contains the characteristics and requirements for the granting of those subsidies that have been submitted to public information to collect contributions from citizens in general and interested entities. These programs, which will be supported by FEDER funds from the 2021-2027 financing framework, will allow resources to be injected between 2024 and 2025 to develop innovative projects by the productive fabric, promote the activity of innovation clusters and technology centers and promote the implementation of innovative technological solutions in the aerospace segment in favor of sustainable aviation.

As established in the BOJA published on June 11, the deadline for interested parties to make contributions to the regulatory text will be open until June 20 at the following email: To facilitate this work, the document is posted at the following address: Once this period has elapsed, the University Department will analyze the proposals and take them into account, if applicable, in the final draft of the rules, which are expected to be approved after the summer, so that the different calls can be launched progressively before the end of this year.

The largest amount corresponds to the 22.6 million planned to consolidate the activity of the technology centers, which will be able to carry out two main lines of action with these incentives: the development of technological and knowledge transfer projects and the acquisition of equipment. These centers are private, non-profit entities with their own legal personality that aim to contribute to improving the competitiveness of companies, especially in the case of SMEs, participating in the generation and development of technology, in its dissemination and transfer and in the implementation of innovative actions. In addition, these entities maintain close ties with universities, the main generators of knowledge.

On the other hand, the University Department has reserved 11.4 million to call for aid to companies that launch industrial research or experimental development projects in Andalusia aimed at offering innovative technological solutions to administrations, companies and citizens in general. These initiatives must be promoted individually by companies or jointly with other firms and with agents of the Andalusian knowledge system. This line of work aims to increase the business fabric that is committed to R&D&I and the transfer of knowledge, and improve the intensity of innovation and effort in this area in the productive system, especially in small and medium-sized companies. companies.

The regional Executive’s planning also contemplates the allocation of ten million to finance both growth and consolidation actions and innovation projects executed by innovation clusters with the ultimate goal of promoting the competitiveness of SMEs and the regional economy. These entities are considered private structures that group together a set of public and private companies and research and training centers in a geographical space or productive sector. They must have a critical mass that ensures the competitiveness and international visibility of the business fabric they represent and their activity must be organized around a scientific or technological branch or a market.

This subsidy program is part of the Andalusian cluster policy that the regional Executive has been implementing in the last year with the aim of providing these strategic groups with an action framework that promotes their capacity to generate innovation. This global strategy also includes the order already approved at the end of April, which establishes the requirements for innovation clusters in Andalusia to obtain the qualification of agents of the Andalusian knowledge system.

Clusters constitute a vector of competitiveness and business growth, capable of attracting talent, promoting innovation and attract investments in their sectors. In addition, they provide SMEs with the opportunity to collaborate and participate in this dynamism and the sectoral strategies they advocate.

15 million for the ‘Clean Aviation’ program

Similarly, the University Department has budgeted 15 million to support community participation in the European ‘Clean Aviation’ program, which aims to promote the development of more sustainable aviation with fewer emissions and noise, one of the nuclear objectives that this productive segment sets itself not only at the regional level, but on the international scene as a whole. In this action, companies must develop an industrial research or experimental development project and may participate alone or in cooperation with other companies and with Andalusian knowledge agents.

The promotion of sustainable aviation is included in the Andalusian Aerospace Strategy, the instrument for planning, execution and evaluation of public actions to support this sector.