The Official State Gazette (BOE) publishes in its edition of April 3, 2018, the regulatory bases for the application of subsidies for the execution of innovative projects, in addition to the modification of Royal Decree 253/2016 for the creation of supra-autonomous operating groups.
This decree marks the first time that the implementation of innovation projects of general interest for a sector has been launched, defined and designed by supra-autonomous operating groups. These projects must be executed within a maximum period of 3 years, and start from an innovative idea in order to solve possible problems that may arise in their scope of action. On the other hand, it is not necessary that these groups had presented last year 2017 to the creation phase previously named.
In the creation phase, the maximum aid limit is € 100,000 and in the project phase of € 600,000 , and the eligible expenses will be those incurred in the period between the application for the aid until the date set by the corresponding call. With regard to innovative projects, the subsidy will be 100%, for those focused on products included in Annex I of the TFEU, as well as forest products.