The deadline for submission is 17 July 2017.

On April 8, the Official State Bulletin (BOE) published the excerpt of the 2017 call for the Reindustrialization and Strengthening of Industrial Competitiveness Programs of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad) for the granting of financial support to business investment for industrial development, with a budget of 600 million euros.The main characteristics of the call, are the following: APPLICATION PERIOD: from 05/30/2017 to 07/17/2017 Formalization and presentation of applications:

 https://sede.minetad.gob.es

Who can benefit?

Companies that are developing or are going to develop industrial activity classified in Section C-Divisions 10 to 32 of the National Classification of Economic Activities (CNAE 2009) (Sección C-Divisiones 10 a 32 de la Clasificación Nacional de Actividades Económicas (CNAE 2009), with SMEs being differentiated from big companies.
Entities in which some of the circumstances detailed in article 13.2 of the General Subsidies Law concur or any companies that are subject to a pending recovery order following a previous decision of the European Commission that has declared that aid to the recipient is unlawful and incompatible with the common market cannot be beneficiaries .
Project types:
.Creation of industrial establishments.
. Transfer.
. Expansions of production capacity installed in existing production centers, through the implementation   of new production lines.
.Improvements and / or modifications of production lines.
.Project requirements:
.Term of execution of the investments: from January 1 of the year of the call up to 18 months from the        final resolution of the concession.
.Minimum budget of € 100,000.
.Guarantees: Need in the application for a guarantee of 10% of the loan requested.
. Private financing: at least 25% of the investment.
.Concepts to be financed:
Civil Works: urbanization and canalizations, with the express exclusion of land.
Building: acquisition, construction, extension or adaptation of industrial buildings, as well as their    facilities and other equipment not directly linked to the process.
.Equipment and production equipment, excluding external transport elements. They can be of first or       second use.
.Production process engineering: own personnel, materials and external collaborations necessary for design and / or redesign of processes.
Type and intensity of the aid:
Loan of up to 75% of the financeable budget with 10 years of amortization and 3 years of default at an interest rate set according to economic-financial assessment (1.575%, 2.20% or 4%, depending on the economic and financial evaluation ).

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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