We remind you that the following international calls agreed among CDTI and their homologue organisms, which objective is to promote technological internationalisation of Spanish companies through the development of R&D collaborative business projects. New calls:

Iberoeka: Argentina. Seventh call / Business technological collaboration call between Spain and Argentina.

CDTI in Spain and MINCyT (Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation) in Argentina, are presenting their calls for R&D projects for collaboration between companies from both countries. The call, open to every industrial sector, will be done in two phases.

  • Phase I: obtaining the international project seal, open until October 6th
  • Phase II: Financing, will be open after the evaluation of the projects presented to phase I. Only those projects which have already obtained the international project seal in phase I will be able to be presented. More information will be available in the following days.

Eureka: South Korea. Second call for the Eureka joint call for proposal presentation between Spain and South Korea in 2017.

CDTI in Spain and KIAT (Korea Institute for the Advancement of Technology) in South Korea have agreed in publishing their second call for proposal presentation within the Eureka program in 2017, in which both companies are national managing agencies. The call will be developed in two phases:

  • Phase of obtaining the seal of international project, the Eureka Seal: participants must present to CDTI and KIAT their proposals simultaneously for the international collaborative project between both countries until 18:00 h on August 31st, 2017 (local time of the financing agencies).
  • Once the first phase of international evaluation has been successfully passed, Spanish companies that have already obtained the Eureka seal will be invited to submit to CDTI their financing request. For more information, click on this link.

Bilateral: Brazil. First joint call for R&D projects between Brazil and Spain.

CDTI (Technical Industrial Development Centre) in Spain and FINEP (Projects and Studies Financer) have published the “First bilateral call between Spain and Brazil for financing technological cooperation projects between a Scientific, Technological or Innovative Brazilian institution and a Spanish company.”

Project proposals must imply an effective collaboration in research and development. Brazilian ICT must be presented together with a company from Brazil. This call will be developed in two phases.

  • Phase I: Obtaining the international project seal, open until August 24th, 2017.
  • Phase II: Financing. This phase will be open right after the evaluation of projects submitted to phase I. Only those projects that had previously obtained the international project seal in phase I can be presented. More information in this link.

Unilateral calls

Fourth call for bilateral projects for international technological cooperation with third countries (unilateral projects). Second cut-off date for this call, when bilateral R&D projects with international technological cooperation will be collected for its presentation and evaluation, will be on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2017 until 24:00 Spanish time. Unilateral projects will be developed by international consortiums formally constituted, and with the participation of at least one Spanish company and foreign partners. Projects able to be submitted to CDTI will be those with foreign partners located in the following countries where the CDTI’s foreign network has presence: Mexico, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, China, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Japan, Australia, USA, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco, Lebanon and Tunisia.

Projects derived from multilateral and bilateral programs that, having already received a positive pre-evaluation from CDTI but did not obtain the international certification, will be invited to this call. More information on this link.

We would also like to remind other open calls:

Bilateral: India

4th Joint call Spain (CDTI) – India (DST-GITA) for R&D bilateral project financing. Deadline: June 28th, 2017. More information on this link.

4th Call Spain – India in Biotechnology. Deadline July 31st, 2017. More information on this link.

Bilateral: Egypt

ESITIP “Egypt-Spain Information Technologies Innovation Programme. Deadline: June 23rd, 2017. More information on this link.

This presentation will take place on the 25th of April in the CDTI headquarters (Cid 4 – 28001 Madrid).

The main target of this presentation is guiding companies interested in being financed through this aid for international technological cooperation projects, within the INNOGLOBAL 2017 call.
This event will consist of a first part where the particularities of all the existing programs of International Technological Cooperation that can be presented to INNOGLOBAL, will be briefly shown; then, the INNOGLOBAL call will be explained practically and in detail. Finally, several bilateral meetings will take place between sectoral experts from CDTI and the organisms that have previously made a request. Likewise, there will be a revision of the financing line of partially refundable loans followed by CDTI.

Registration: Free access up to reaching the capacity. Registration is mandatory and must be done through the CDTI web page. (link)

To make a request for a bilateral meeting with the sectoral experts from CDTI, the request sheet in the following link must be fulfilled and sent by email to dptosbcrn@cdti.es. The deadline for requesting these meetings and sending that sheet is April 21st, and requests will be addressed in order of arrival.


  • 8:30 Registration
  • 9:00 Opening and welcome. Nabil Khayyat, Head of CDTI’s Promotion and Cooperation Management Division.

Block of contents 1:

Moderator: Cecilia Hernández, Head of the Health, Bioeconomy, Weather and Natural Resources Department, Cooperation and Promotion Management, CDTI.

  • 9:15 Multilateral, bilateral and unilateral International Technological Cooperation programs
    Inmaculada Cabrera and Emilio Iglesias, Foreign Technological Action Department, CDTI
  • 10:10 International Technological Cooperation projects for companies willing to participate in international research organisms and in large scientific facilities that Spain takes part of. Roberto Trigo, Aerospace Programs department, CDTI.
  • 10:30 Break.

Block of contents 2:

Moderator: Sergio Lourenso, Energy, Transportation, Manufacturing and Digital Society Department, Cooperation and promotion Department, CDTI.

  • 10:50 INNOGLOBAL 2017 call. Grants for R&D international projects. – call presentation and practical aspects of it. Héctor González, Foreign Technological Action Department and Juan Luis Romera, Health, Bioeconomy, Weather and Natural Resources Department, Cooperation and Promotion Management, CDTI
  • 11:40 Monitoring and national certification. Silvia Martín, Monitoring Management, Systems and Processes, CDTI.
  • 12:10 Practical experience and expertise from companies. Former successful call participant company 2017. To be confirmed.
  • 12:30 Questions and answers. Conference closing.

From 12:30 until 14:00 bilateral meetings with the experts from CDTI, previously requested by companies, will take place.

Source: CDTI

48 strategical projects will be approved and financed with 194,56 million euros from CDTI.
CDTI’s Administration Board, an organism depending on the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, has approved 106 new R&D&I projects with a total budget of 263,61 million euros. CDTI will provide 2019,49 million euros for boosting business R&D&I.
101 companies will take part in the development of these projects, being SMEs a 68,3% of those companies and belonging 46,4%, of those SMEs, to the mid and high technology sector. From the total of companies implied, 37, this is to say, a 37%, will receive, for the first time ever, CDTI financing.
The Technological Industrial Development Centre (CDTI) forecasts that the sum of these initiatives will employ 494 workers directly and 2.389 professionals indirectly. In total, 2.883 people will be employed.

48 strategic R&D projects approved

The last Board meeting has resulted in the approval of 48 strategic R&D projects with a total amount of 229,02 million euros which CDTI will provide a contribution of 194.56 million euros to.
This process has the target of developing important R&D projects, up to 6 years long, for creating and improving significantly manufacturing processes, products or services in different technological areas, which are relevant for its strategy and business projection.
Approved projects will be co-financed with a partially refundable aid, covering an 85% of the total approved budget, and a partial non-refundable aid (TNR) of 7,5% for SMES and 5% for large companies, calculated over a 75% contribution.
Financing will be provided by the FEDER funds (FEDER R&D&I Operative Program for Technological companies benefit 2007-2013) within the Financial instrument “ICO Technological Background innovation” framework.
These financial aids will be assigned to projects developed in Andalucía, Asturias, Castilla La Mancha, Extremadura, Galicia, Murcia, Ceuta and Melilla.


In this Board meeting, CDTI has also approved 25 R&D operations being financed with the round of FEDER funds 2014-2020 – Operative multi-regional Intelligent Growth Program -, whose public contribution (CDTI+FEDER) reaches 8,44 million euros.
The Operative Multi-Regional Intelligent Growth Program allows CDTI to offer a partial non-refundable aid of 30% to every project being co-financed with this program, independently of the size of the beneficiary.

Source: Europa Press

The project promoted by Grupo Rioja will allow controlling the oxygen during the whole winemaking process.
Grupo Rioja has just finished the project “I+D VIN-O2” for improving the quality of Rioja wines by controlling the oxygen with non-intrusive techniques. Four wineries have taken part of this project under the technical direction of Excell Ibérica Labs.
The project pursued an improvement in homogeneity of wines reducing the effects of their exposure to oxygen during the whole winemaking process, using new technologies and techniques that do not interfere in the process. The target of this project is increasing as much as possible the quality of the wines, with an increased capability of aging both in the barrel and in the bottle. Being able to limit the dose of sulphur in wine, the project was aiming to increase its fruity characteristics, being loyal to its geographical, varietal and styled profile.
Tasks have been performed during three consecutive campaigns in Bodegas Ontañón, Bodegas Riojanas, Bodegas Santalba and Bodegas Vivanco. Analysis and dissolved oxygen measurements have been done among different wines throughout the different phases of the winemaking process. Analysis and studies have allowed reaching a better level of knowledge about consequences of having a presence of oxygen during winemaking process and to develop techniques to control the amount of oxygen what has resulted in an improvement in wine quality.

The VIN-O2 project has been funded with 140.000 € from the Economic Development Agency of La Rioja (ADER) for an investment of almost 700.000€.