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:

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 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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