Public grants for innovation in Galicia

For years Galicia has had a support structure for those companies that bet on R+D+i as a tool for growth and consolidation of competitiveness. This support structure is articulated fundamentally from the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry, through two attached agencies: the Galician Agency for Innovation (GAIN) and the Galician Institute for Economic Promotion (IGAPE).

Thus, companies with a work center in the Autonomous Community can opt to benefit from different lines of aid to finance not only their R&D projects, but also the personnel structure of their R&D&I areas and their productive investments that present a markedly innovative character.

Therefore, beyond the options for sectorial, national or European regional grants, entities wishing to reinforce any of the above-mentioned aspects must take into account the following grant programmes at the regional level.

Euro-Funding has been collaborating with Galician companies through the team located in Santiago de Compostela for more than 20 years. Thanks to this extensive experience, we are experts in regional funding lines, maintaining an average success rate of 90%.

For R&D projects:

Conecta Peme Programme (GAIN), for R&D&i projects in collaboration between companies in strategic areas for Galicia. Call for non-refundable grants, on a competitive basis, normally published at the end of each year.

IFI INNOVA (IGAPE) loans for innovative projects. Call for loan contracts, on a non-competitive competition basis, open at this time until the end of the year.

For incorporation of research staff:

Principia Programme (GAIN), for hiring technologists between 18 and 35 years old to carry out R&D&I activities. Call for grants, on a competitive basis, normally published in the second quarter of the year.

Senior Talent Programme (GAIN), for hiring highly qualified personnel, with more than 5 years of experience, to carry out R&D&I activities. Call for grants, on a competitive basis, published for the first time this year (end of September).

For innovative productive investments:

Grants for business investment projects (IGAPE), to boost economic activity in Galicia and boost job maintenance and creation. Announcement of subsidies, on a non-competitive basis, open at this time until the end of the year.

Loans IFI Industry 4.0 (IGAPE), to finance investments that prioritize technologies related to the factory of the future and the concept Industry 4.0. Call for loan contracts, on a non-competitive competition basis, open at this time until the end of the year.

For entrepreneurs:

Galicia Emprende Grants (IGAPE), for SME creation projects by new entrepreneurs or investment projects of already created SMEs. Call for grants, on a competitive basis, currently open until 25/10.

IFI EMPRENDE Loans (IGAPE), for financial support of SMEs promoted by entrepreneurs. Call for loan contracts, on a non-competitive competition basis, currently open until the end of the year.

If you are a Galician company or you are going to open a new work center        in this community, do not hesitate to contact us and we will analyse the financing opportunities for your projects.

María Tallón Queija

María Tallón Queija

Project Manager INTERNATIONAL