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R&D&I grants

The AIMPLAS Project Management Department has a team of experts that’s ready to manage public funding for your R&D projects aimed at boosting your company’s technological development.

Our advice on public R&D grants includes

  • Advice and identification of sources of public funding.
  • Finding the most suitable financial instrument for your project.
  • Financial simulation of the funding to be received.
  • Support with the economic and technical preparation of the grant application.
  • Administrative support with submission of your proposal to the funding organization.
  • Assistance when communicating with funding entities.
  • Support with project control and justification procedures for proper execution.
  • Organization and coordination of monitoring meetings.
  • Scientific and technological dissemination of the project through our media.

We help your project reach the market

The scale defining a project’s technological readiness level (TRL) ranges from 1, which is the basic idea or concept, to 9, the end product in the market.

Each grant programme indicates the required starting and final TRL of your project to be eligible.

TRL Technology readiness level in R&D&I plastic projects

Innovating in plastics to build a better future

Through R&D, we help solve society’s challenges in relation to plastics in order to improve people’s quality of life and ensure environmental sustainability.

Our lines of research based on Key Enabling Technologies include:

Advanced Materials
Sustainable Development.
Industries of the Future
Plastic Product Development

They help us respond to the following social challenges:

Health and Wellbeing
Industry 4.0
Circular Economy
Climate Change. Decarbonization of the Economy
Sustainable Energy
Food Waste Reduction
Agriculture and Aquatic Environment
Sustainable Mobility


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Can AIMPLAS help me find a funding programme for my project?

AIMPLAS will listen confidentially to your project defining the R&D&I needs, and will assist you with possible sources of funding and grants available that are accessible to your company.

What is the life cycle of a R&D funded project?

The life cycle of a R&D funded project covers:

  • Application: study of the call for proposals, project design and preparation of the required documents.
  • Execution: Implementation of the project.
  • Justification: preparation and submission of required documents to demonstrate proper implementation of the project and its expenditure.
Does my organization need to have an electronic signature to apply for a grant from a funding body?

Yes. It’s important for the entity to have the signature as a legal person issued by a valid organization (e.g. the National Mint and Stamp Factory, FNMT).

What is lump sum funding?

It is a funding method used in European projects, especially within the framework of EU-funded research and innovation programmes such as Horizon 2020 and its successor, Horizon Europe. This approach aims to simplify administrative and financial processes by providing a fixed amount of funding for implementation of an R&D project rather than requiring detailed reporting of actual expenditures.

The goal of this approach is to reduce the project’s administrative burden.

What does 'de minimis' refer to?

De minimis aid is granted by Member States of the European Union for less than €200,000.

When do I have to pay the invoices associated with my project funded by the Spanish public administration?

In 30 days unless there is a written agreement between the parties agreeing to 60 days.

What is a non-refundable tranche (TNR) in CDTI projects (Spain)?

TNR or the non-refundable tranche of the aid, subject to the availability of funds, varies according to the characteristics of the project, the type of enterprise and the source of funds used in the public funding. Funds in the non-refundable tranche are not cumulative. This is money from the loan that you do not pay back.

When do I receive funding for an R&D project?

In some cases, if the call for proposals establishes it, after the final award resolution has been issued, the beneficiary may request advance payment. On the other hand, some calls for proposals require the presentation of guarantees (bank guarantee).

How long does the application process for public funding usually take?

It depends on the type of funding being applied for, but it could take from three to eight months for large consortia projects.

Can AIMPLAS confirm whether my project is eligible for public funding?

AIMPLAS can study your project confidentially, advise you on funding possibilities and help you prepare a consultation with the funding body. However, even if this consultation receives a positive response, it does not guarantee that you will receive funding.

What happens if my company does not receive the aid that AIMPLAS has helped me apply for?

The company can decide whether or not it wishes to carry out the project with its own funds. AIMPLAS can also help you study the possibilities of resubmitting the application to this call for proposals or a different one.

We manage your project

Do you have an idea but don’t know how to implement it? At AIMPLAS, we help you manage your project