The Center for Industrial Technological Development estimates that the sum of these initiatives will employ 708 workers directly and 1,016 workers indirectly. In total, 1,724 employees in the economy as a whole.
The Board of Directors of the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), a body under the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, has approved 180 new R & D & I projects with a total budget amounting to more than 128 million euros. The CDTI will contribute more than 100 million euros, thus promoting business R & D + i. 177 companies participate in the development of these projects, of which 60% are SMEs and, of these, 39% belong to medium and high technology sectors. Of all the companies involved, 57, that is, 32%, receive, for the first time, CDTI financing.
Projects co-financed with FEDER funds .
In this Council, the CDTI has approved 154 projects co-financed with funds from the new 2014-2020 ERDF-PluriRegional Operational Program for Smart Growth-, whose public contribution (CDTI + FEDER) amounts to more than 83 million euros. Of these projects, 133 correspond to “Most developed regions”, 20 to “Regions in transition” and 1 to “Less developed region” according to the definition of ERDF.
The Pluri-Regional Operational Program for Smart Growth allows the CDTI to increase the non-reimbursable tranche to 20% for all projects that have co-financing from this program, regardless of the size of the beneficiary.