Spanish Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology invests €29M in 48 business R&D projects

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  • 53 companies, of which 39 are SMEs, participate in the development of these projects, and 28 of them receive financing from the CDTI for the first time
  • 3 approved projects are related to the health emergency caused by COVID-19
  • 11 of the approved operations are co-financed with the Pluriregional Operational Program of Spain FEDER 2014-2020

The CDTI Board of Directors, a Public Business Entity (EPE) attached to the Ministry of Science and Innovation, has approved 48 new R&D projects with a total budget of 39.92 million euros, of which the CDTI will contribute 29.76 million euros.

Three of the approved projects are related to the health emergency.

  • Manufacture of FFP2 / FFP3 masks and nasopharyngeal swabs
  • Development and implementation of a new line for the production of hydroalcoholic gel in different formats to increase production capacity
  • Investment to increase the production capacity of hydroalcoholic gel

53 companies participate in the development of these projects, with 130 people dedicated to carrying out the defined objectives. Of the total number of participating companies, 39 are SMEs (73.58%) and 14 of them belong to medium and high technology sectors. In addition, 28 of the 53 participating companies receive aid from the CDTI for the first time.

Operations co-financed with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

11 of the 48 operations approved in this Council are co-financed with the Multiregional OP for Spain ERDF 2014-2020, with a public contribution (CDTI + ERDF) amounting to 3,557,308.48 euros.


The Multiregional OP for Spain ERDF 2014-2020 allows the CDTI to offer a non-reimbursable tranche of up to 33% to projects that have co-financing from this program, regardless of the size of the beneficiary.

You can consult the conditions of the CDTI aid on the website:

This article was first published on 3 November by the CSIC.

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