IDEPA opens the 2019 call for aid to Differential or Tractors R & D Projects in Asturias.

Desde IMPULSO nos complace informales de que el Instituto de Desarrollo Económico del Principado de Asturias (IDEPA) ha abierto la convocatoria 2019 de ayudas a proyectos de I+D+i diferenciales o tractores, en cooperación entre empresas, alineados con la Estrategia de Especialización Inteligente (RIS3) de Asturias y cuenta con una dotación presupuestaria de 1,5 M€, ampliables en 2 M€.


IMPULSO is pleased to inform you that the Institute of Economic Development of the Principality of Asturias (IDEPA) has opened the 2019 call for aid to diferential or tractors R & D + i projects, in cooperation between companies, aligned with the Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3) of Asturias and with a budget of 1.5 M €, expandable by 2 M €.

Below, we summarize the main characteristics of these aids:


Legally constituted companies with establishment in the Principality of Asturias.


Projects of Industrial Research, Experimental Development, as well as Innovation Projects for the improvement of the organization or processes.


  • Budget between 400.000 € and 1.000.000 €.
  • Consortium formed by a minimum of 3 autonomous / independent companies, of which at least one must be a tractor company and another must be an SME.
  • Compulsory the participation of at least a Public Research Center or a Technology Center located in the Principality of Asturias (between 10% and 25% of the eligible budget).
  • Start after the date of presentation of the application for assistance and within the year 2019, with a maximum duration of 24 months.
  • Of self-interest for the activity of the applicant, with the exception of the projects presented by R & D & I centers of a business group, where by their very nature activities are carried out aimed at other companies of the same group..
  • Framed in the fields of specialization defined as priority in the following Asturias RIS3:
    • Integration of industrial processes for the efficient use of resources:
  • Advanced and Sustainable materials.
  • Technologies for networks.
    • Energy: production, supply and consumption.
    • Water management.
    • Logistics and security.
    • Regional identity of the agri-food sector.
  • Agri-food markets: agro-food resources,
    • Creation of a health industry around the main healthcare specialties.
  • Demographic aging and quality of life: health pole.
    • International reference steel pole.
  • Open innovation in the production and transformation of steel.
  • Energy and transport markets.


  1. Fixed assets: Instrument and material costs (amortizations).
  2. Own technical staff.
  3. Materials. Acquisition of raw materials, supplies and similar products.
  4. External collaborations: Hiring of universities, public research organizations, technology centers, or specialized consulting / engineering companies. (not more than 50% of the eligible costs of the project).
  5. Acquisition of patents.
  6. Audit. Cost of the auditor’s report (maximum 2,000 €).
  7. Indirect costs. Up to 5% of the eligible costs of the project for sections a) to f).


Non-repayable grant, the maximum amount of which depends on the type of project and the size of the company:

(*) In the Innovation category, only expenses for large companies are eligible, when the participation of SMEs totals at least 30% of the project.

  • The increase of 10 percentage points in the table above on the maximum aid intensity, established in a general way for Industrial Research or Experimental Development projects, will be applied as long as it is proven that the role of all participating companies constitutes itself a project of industrial research or experimental development.
  • When any of the participants is a patron of a Technology Center and has subcontracted it in said project for an eligible amount greater than or equal to 10% of the total direct subsidizable cost to the company, the percentage of aid for said employer will be increased by 5 points additional percentages.


Currently open until 2:00 p.m. on 07/15/2019.