R&D projects are projects aimed at the creation and / or significant improvement of a production process, product or service that can include both industrial research and experimental development activities.

These are partially reimbursable grants with the following characteristics:

  • Fixed interest rate: 1-year Euribor.
  • Aid of up to 85% of the approved budget.
  • Refund: 10 or 15 years including a grace period between 2 and 3 years.
  • Non-reimbursable tranche of between 20% and 33% of the aid.
  • Advance payment of 50% of the aid with a limit of 300,000 euros, without requiring additional guarantees.
  • The company must contribute at least 15% of the project budget with its own resources.
  • The minimum eligible budget is € 175,000

Personnel expenses are eligible for the aid; instrumental and material costs; costs of contractual research, technical knowledge and acquired patents, consulting and equivalent services; supplementary general expenses and other expenses derived from the project. The expense derived from the auditor’s report is also eligible.

All supported expenses must be used exclusively or derived directly from the supported R&D activity.


CARTIF participation

Cartif has been participating in the CDTI R&D program since its inception, through the development of technology for companies and supporting the placing on the market of the technologies developed.
CARTIF as a technological center regulated by RD 2093/2008 must achieve that at least 30% of its turnover comes from private funds of companies. That is why CDTI financing is a driving lever to achieve compliance with this indicator.
The Center has collaborated with companies from many sectors contributing to the improvement of their competitiveness, improving and giving greater value to their processes and products.

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Thematic blocks:

There is no restriction regarding the sector or the technology to be developed.


Irene Hompanera Velasco

Irene Hompanera Velasco

Programs Department

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