THE CDTI INVESTS MORE THAN 56 MILLION EUROS FOR BUSINESS R & D & I PROJECTS

The approved initiatives will employ almost 900 workers, most of them highly qualified.

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The Board of Directors of the Center for Industrial Technological Development (CDTI), a body under the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, has approved 103 new R + D + i projects with a total budget amounting to 75.5 million euros. The CDTI will contribute 56.8 million euros, thus promoting business R & D + i.

102 companies participate in the development of these projects, of which 60% are SMEs and, of these, 41% belong to medium and high technology sectors. Of all the companies involved, 36, that is, 35%, receive, for the first time, CDTI financing.
The Center for Industrial Technological Development estimates that the sum of these initiatives will employ 359 workers directly and up to 540 workers indirectly. In total, 899 employees in the economy as a whole.

Projects co-financed with FEDER funds

In this Council, the CDTI has approved 61 projects co-financed with funds from the new 2014-2020 ERDF-PluriRegional Operational Program for Smart Growth-, whose public contribution (CDTI + FEDER) amounts to 31.5 million euros. Of these projects, 49 correspond to “Most developed regions”, 10 to “Regions in transition”, and, finally, 2 to “Less developed regions”, according to the definition of ERDF.

The implementation of the Pluri-Regional Operational Program for Smart Growth has allowed the CDTI to increase the non-reimbursable tranche to 20% for all projects that have co-financing from this program, regardless of the size of the beneficiary.

How to build capital through insurance controlling our expenses

Image result for capitalFinancial education and the recovery of some habits lost in recent years is one of the few positive consequences of the financial crisis. One of the examples we have in the habits of saving and more specifically the ultimate goal of it, that is, to accumulate an income little by little to be able to buy a good or service in the future. To buy any good, in these years it has been more prized to use sources of financing – consumer loans, credit cards – that in addition to their cost, in many cases have led to a debt above the recommended and financial imbalances.

Therefore, with a healthy family economy, we must devote part of our budget to savings and one of the best products are savings insurance such as the CuenTAEgon that without a minimum period of permanence and with small periodic contributions will allow us to build capital to spend it. in what we most want, with the additional security of allocating a small part of our contributions to life insurance.

What is the best way to achieve our goal?

The best way to achieve this is to separate, from the moment we receive our income, a part of them for savings as if it were another expense. Set aside an amount every month and enter it into your savings insurance, and before you know it, you will have attractive capital. Withdraw money that you know you do not need, avoid many unnecessary expenses and allow you higher goals. A recommended percentage is to allocate a minimum of 10% of the income to savings, although any amount, however minimal, will deserve to be saved.

To know how much we can allocate for this purpose it is essential to correctly elaborate a budget. The starting point is to keep a careful control of all expenses, pointing them out in detail. You will be surprised at the total cost of many games and the possibilities and impact if you cut back on many of these games.

An essential step in preparing your budget is to know well in what you spend your money. To do this, distinguish the expenses in three categories:

  • Mandatory fixed costs: housing, loan installments … The amount does not vary much from month to month.
  • Variable expenses needed: food, clothing, electricity, etc.
  • Discretionary expenses: all other expenses that, in case of need, could be reduced or eliminated.

The last ones are the easiest to cut even some items in a total way, while in the variables necessary only partially, for example in electricity changing habits or improving efficiency.

Finally, we must not forget that what is budgeted for certain expenses may not coincide with reality. Therefore, review the budget continuously, so that it adjusts to reality with achievable objectives.

NEW CDTI EXPANSION DIRECT LINE IN ASSISTED REGIONS

Image result for cdti expansion lineLast Thursday May 31st, the CDTI Council approved the New CDTI Expansion Line directed to assisted regions (LICA), thus improving the existing line of aid for all communities (LIC).

This program is aimed at investment projects in tangible or intangible fixed assets , with a budget between 175,000, and 3,000,000, and only for a series of Autonomous Communities: Andalusia, Castilla la Mancha, Extremadura, Murcia, Castilla y León, Valencian Community (except for the city of Valencia), and the Canary Islands. It is an aid with an intensity of 75%, 10% of the TNR, and the rest to 0.5% currently, to 7 years and includes one year of grace.

This line belongs to the 2014-2020 FEDER aids, within the Plurirregional Operational Program of Spain, and has an expected endowment of 160 million euros for 2018-2020 . In a few days it will be published on the website of the Center for Industrial Technological Development, and in about two weeks the application will be available, and will be open all year.

In the event that it does not comply with the geographical requirements mentioned above, we remind you that the application period of the Direct Innovation Line (LIC) is still open, with a non-reimbursable section of 2% and applicable to all the Autonomous Communities.