R&D&I grants and subsidies

In AIMPLAS, we have a team of experts that manages the funding of your R&D&I, and focuses on the technological development of your company.

We advise you on public innovation grants, on public innovation grants Our busines simulations help you to make decisions. In addition, we offer advice on how to take best advantage of R&D&I tax incentives.

The best assistance for your R&D&I project

Different factors must be taken into account when selecting a financial instrument:

  • The Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your idea.
  • The sector or technology area of the project.
  • The size of your company.
  • The geographical scope of the grant.
  • Eligible expenses.

From the concept to the market

The scale that defines the technology readiness level of a project (TRL) goes from 1, which is the basic idea or concept, to 9, the final product on the market.

Each grant programme indicates the starting and ending TRL your project must have to be eligible for funding.

Technology Readiness Level (TRL) · technology maturity level

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Good reasons
to innovate and invest in R&D&I

Accessing all available funding

We are involved in all the European, national and regional programmes your company can participate in.

Companies are generally invited to offer solutions to major social challenges:

  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing.
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research, and the bioeconomy.
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy.
  • Smart, green and integrated transport.
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.
  • Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.
  • Secure societies: protecting freedom and the security of Europe and its citizens.

The main funding opportunities for the plastics industry are shown below:

European funding programmes

  • H2020 (2014-2020):
    Grants for consortium projects with companies and research centres in the European Union.
  • LIFE 2018-2020:
    Environmental and climate projects.
  • SME Instrument:
    Mainly designed for SMEs whose projects are almost ready to be placed on the market.

Horizon Europe 2021-2027

In AIMPLAS, we are already familiar with the new EC framework programme to identify R&D&I opportunities for the plastics industry

Spanish national funding programmes

  • RETOS COLABORACIÓN
    Multi-sector projects for joint ventures between companies, technology centres and IPOs.
  • CDTI-PID:
    Multi-sector R&D projects especially designed for companies to hire the services of technology centres.
  • CIEN:
    Large industrial research projects for consortiums.
  • INNOEMPRESA:
    Industrial research projects.
  • OTHERS:
    Fundación Biodiversidad, Grupos Operativos, INVEST in SPAIN, NEOTEC…

Regional funding programmes

Autonomous Regions:
Programme management of the different innovation agencies: Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Catalonia, Castile La Mancha, Castile and Leon, Valencian Region, Madrid, Region of Murcia, Basque Country, La Rioja, etc.

Other funding programmes

  • Projects in cooperation with other Mediterranean countries.
  • Other calls in the European Union: SUDOE, ERASMUS, etc.
  • Africa: Maghreb.
  • South and Central America.
  • Unites States, Canada.
  • Japan, South Korea.

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