The Center for Industrial Technology Development (CDTI) of the Ministry of Science and InnovationJust over four million euros will be allocated to carrying out dozens of R&D and innovation projects in several companies in Castilla y León. sum, These are initiatives that will have induced investment, other than government aid, of 5.6 million euros.
The call includes the approval in Spain of 153 new research, development and innovation projects with a total budget of €102.22 million, of which CDTI will contribute 77.51 and includes a non-refundable tranche of €16.78 million.
Thus, 11.7 percent of the government body’s contribution is conditional on the contribution of some guarantee (in the form of guarantees, 10.2 percent and as a guarantee, 1.5 percent). Likewise, 22.4 percent of the contribution is exempt from guarantees due to COVID-19 measures.
Of the total budget for this type of project, that is 102.22 million, Madrid absorbs almost a quarter, 25 million euros, followed by Catalonia, 17.4 million, Andalusia, 14.5, the Basque Country, 10.3 million, and then Comunidad. Valenciana, with a score of 10.1. Castilla y León is the sixth autonomous community in receiving this type of money, with 5.6 million.
Of the ten developments approved in Castilla y León, two are related to the health sector, three to food, one to new technologies and four to the purely industrial segment. In Spain, the green light has also been given to initiatives related to health emergencies to research and develop products to mitigate the disease caused by the COVID-19 infection.
In this sense, the biggest budget is that led by Palencia Infoyma, with € 1.3m (with nearly € 1m from CDTI), to invest in innovative plywood hardwood lines for the panel forming line. Reza plastic products are also featured from Segovia, with an amount of 1.29 million euros (970,500 public contributions), for the acquisition of new industrial machines for recycling and converting plastic waste.
Among the rest, Orange Spain is attracting attention, for a cybersecurity laboratory, which will be unified thanks to a budget of nearly 600,000 euros (322,000 from CDTI); Construcciones Eléctricas Jara from Salamanca (€ 334,000), to implement new assets to improve production processes, Pescafacyl Burgos (€ 421,000), to develop new freezer models for raw materials; Leonesa Legumbres Penelas (€ 205,000), to improve production lines at its processing plant; And Productos Solubles from Palencia (€ 314,000), to develop a soluble coffee that produces the aroma of ground coffee upon opening of the bottle as well as to increase sustainability in the packaging area.
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