ES: Spain   AEI - State Research Agency

The Spanish State Research Agency, AEI-Agencia Estatal de Investigación is a public funding agency created by a Royal Decree on November 2015. The AEI belongs to the Ministry of Science and Innovation and it is responsible for the proposal, management, monitoring and evaluation of the State programmes and the strategic actions of the State Plan for Scientific and Technical Research and for Innovation 2017-2020.
All these action of the Plan are performed under the Spanish Strategy of Science, Technology and Innovation 2013-2020 The Agency purpose is to evaluate, manage, finance and then monitoring technical research activities (mainly research projects) intended to generate, exchange and exploit knowledge as fostered by Central State Government. The Agency objectives comprise the fostering of scientific and technical research in all areas of knowledge through the efficient allocation of public resources, the promotion of excellence, duly encouraging cooperation between the System agents and providing support for generating high impact scientific and technical, economic and social knowledge, including the most serious societal challenges.
As well, the Agency has established agreements with other public or private, national or international entities/bodies, in order to promote the R&D and innovation within the implicit range of its purpose and objectives.


ES: Spain  CDTI - Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology of Spain

The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology, E.P.E. (CDTI) is a Spanish public organisation under the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, whose objective is to help Spanish companies to enhance their technological profile. The core competency of CDTI relies on the management of national and international R&D funding programmes for supporting Spanish entities in their scientific and technological goals. In order to achieve this purpose, CDTI undertakes several activities ranging from the promotion, assessment, funding and monitoring of RTD projects, both at national and international scale. CDTI manages the Spanish industrial participation in ERANETs within the 7FP and H2020, as well as international programmes for technological  cooperation (including Eureka, Eurostars, Prima, bilateral and multilateral agreements) supported by the foreign network of offices and delegates abroad, which operates in 28 countries. Besides, the European Programmes Division carries out the management of the different thematic areas under the pillars of Leadership Industrial Technologies and Societal Challenges of H2020 (including SC3 focused on secure, clean and efficient energy), performing as NCP, and having a National Delegate in all the management committees.


ES-AN: Spain Andalusia IDEA - Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia

Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia IDEA, is a new model of regional development agency, attached to the Regional Ministry for Economy, Innovation, and Science, which brings together the experience accumulated by the Instituto de Fomento de Andalucía (Andalucia Development Institute) and which marks out new ways in which to reach one consensual objective: to make Andalusia an avant-garde region in the field of the most advanced economies. Agency IDEA is the unique managing and executive organization of the policies of innovation and development of the Consejería de Economía, Innovación, Ciencia y Empleo (Regional Ministry for Regional Ministry for Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment), which takes as a reference, the strategies outlined in the Plan of Innovation and Modernization of Andalucía (PIMA) and has, as its final objective, the Second Modernization of Andalucia.
Agency IDEA promotes, encourages and co-ordinates the policies relating to the productive sector systems, defined as preferential, in accordance with the strategy of the Consejería de Economía, Innovación y Ciencía (Regional Ministry for Innovation, Science and Enterprise):

  • Aeronautic Sector
  • Nano technologies
  • Metalmechanics Sector
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and Emerging Sectors
  • Agro-industrial Sector
  • BioTechnology
  • Enviroment and Energy


ES-AS: Spain Asturias  SEKUENS - Agencia de Ciencia, Competitividad Empresarial e Innovación Asturiana

SEKUENS Agency is the regional government’s instrument entrusted with the deployment of a modern scientific policy, for the promotion of innovation ecosystems that attract talent and investment, allowing the creation of new companies and research groups. It is a fundamental element to continue building the Asturias of the future, greener, more digital and more inclusive.

In addition, it will manage all types of innovation in a comprehensive manner, with a particular emphasis on maximising the transfer of knowledge from R&D. 

SEKUENS led the design of the S3 strategy for Asturias and has identified several research and innovation areas based on Advanced Materials to address the regional specialization challenges.

SEKUENS offers different financial support to facilitate the setting up of new projects in the Principality of Asturias. Furthermore, SEKUENS manages a yearly fund of about 11 M € devoted to support research and innovation projects.


ES-BC: Spain Basque Country GV-EJ Basque Government

The Ministry for Economic Development and Infrastructures coordinates the design and implementation of the Basque R&D&i Policy. That policy is widely known throughout the whole Europe as an example of a very strong regional compromise with knowledge and industrial development. At the present moment the Science, Technology and Innovation Plan 2020 (PCTI 2020) is proof of the Basque Government’s determined commitment to position our country as an innovation reference in Europe. If the country’s first economic transformation served to strengthen operational efficiency and put us on the European quality map, the second important economic transformation, in which we are currently immersed, must serve to put us on the European innovation map in its broadest sense. This challenge requires a rich and varied Basque Innovation System, in terms of current disciplines or knowledge areas and the importance of relations which must be established in the heart of the system and with the exterior. Knowledge has its own life and is built on a cumulative process in which education, research and innovation participate. Knowledge flows and evolves with the different agents of the Basque Innovation System represented by the companies, agents of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network and the Basque Government along with the Regional Councils, as well as the General State Administration and the European Union. The key lies in supporting the core industrial strengths in the field of materials, energy, machinery, mobility and on the Basque advanced manufacturing capacities to invest based on a dynamic, flexible model in market niches with great potential.


ES-BC: Spain Basque Country Innobasque - Basque Innovation Agency

The Basque Innovation Agency is the agency launched from the Presidency of the Basque Government. It is a not-for-profit association set up to coordinate and promote innovation in all fields in the Basque Country, and to foster the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.
Innobasque is made up of the agents of the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network, private companies, public Basque institutions, official representatives of Basque administration and workers and all kinds of organisations connected with innovation. Its operational model is based on activities that promote the values and attitudes associated with innovation in the Basque society, on actions that spread the image of an innovative Basque Country to the outside world as an advanced centre for R&D&i, as well as on activities that generate the dynamics for innovation in Basque companies and organisations.
The Internationalisation Area of Innobasque cooperates with the Ministry for Economic Development and Infrastructures in the internationalisation strategy of the R&D&i programmes. It complements the functions of the SPRI, the Basque Development Agency, and the Basque Government itself, by executing functions of: Internationalisation of funding programmes, acting as a project office to analyse, benchmark, capture opportunities for improvement, organise workshops and involve government officials in mid- and longterm programme decisions.