It has been designed to promote actions that improve the competitiveness of companies, through the support of innovative actions aimed at achieving a greater introduction of advanced manufacturing – Industry 4.0, greater diversification of its products, processes and / or markets, greater use of digital technologies and a better business organization.
a) Companies, whatever their legal configuration.
b) Self-employed persons with fiscal domicile in the Historical Territory of Álava and that at the date of submission of the application, at least one year has elapsed since their registration in the IAE corresponding to the activity for which they request assistance.
c) Technological and / or research centers with activity centers in Álava, university centers with teaching units in Álava, foundations and business associations and business R&D units with social and fiscal domicile in the Historical Territory of Álava, all of them with a minimum age of two years.
Actions that fall under the following innovative activities will be eligible:
Within the framework of the Industry 4.0 concept: Given the strategic importance for the Alava economy of advanced manufacturing – Industry 4.0, the introduction of intensive use of digital technologies in companies, such as cybersecurity, big data, additive manufacturing and 3D printing, collaborative robotics, augmented reality and virtual reality, cyber-physical systems or the internet of things.
Product or service: introduction into the market of new products or services or with substantial improvements of existing ones in order to be included in the catalog of products and with a vocation to exit or sell to the market.
Process: implementation of production, logistics, distribution or support activities for products or services that are new or provide a significant improvement.
Organization: implementation of new organizational methods that have not been previously used by the requesting entity.
Market: implementation of new strategies or commercial concepts that allow an opening to new markets or contribute a significant improvement to the current situation.
Others: includes those other actions, such as measures in favor of the ecological transition, corporate social responsibility, etc., not included in the previous sections, developed by the requesting entity and are novel for it, and must, in this case, argue its innovative nature and its contribution to increasing productivity and competitiveness.
External expenses: Maximum 50%.
Internal expenses: Maximum 20%.
Investments: Maximum 10%.
The maximum limit per beneficiary entity and grant call will be 60,000.00 euros.
So that the actions can be eligible, it is established as a minimum grant amount to approve the amount of 1,500.00 euros.
Until March 31, 2020.