Asturias - ES: SEKUENS

Name of Funding agency
Asturian Agency for Science, Business Competitiveness and Innovation (SEKUENS Agency)
Geographical coverage (national/regional)
Name of the programme/initiative
Grants for international R&D projects in Asturias under and European Partnerships schemes (pending to be updated)
Programme owner
Program manager (executing funding organisation)
Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Ms Ana E. Fernández Monzón

Funding commitment
Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

200.000€ (100.000€ - most probable) 

(pending an update to reduce this figure to 150.000€; please contact SEKUENS)

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range


Funding rates (approx.)


Industrial Research 


Experimental Development 

Small size 



Medium Size 



Large Companies 



Major eligibility criteria (e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

Types of organisations  

Only companies (whatever sized) are eligible. 

R&T Centres & Universities are welcome as subcontractors. 


Eligible costs: 

  1. Personnel costs (experienced researchers and technicians). 

Social Security not included. 

  1. Depreciation costs of instruments and equipment corresponding to the life of the research project, calculated based on good accounting practices. 
  1. Cost of contractual research: technical knowledge and patents bought or licensed at market prices, and costs of consultancy and equivalent services used exclusively for the research activity. 
  1. Costs of materials, supplies and similar productsdirectly linked to the research activity. 
  1. Travelling costs incurred directly as a result of the research project. 
  1. Cost of the audit. 
  1. 25% of the personnel cost as a flat rate. 


Regional applicants - minimum budget 

150.000€ (pending an update to reduce this figure to 100.000€; please contact SEKUENS)


Project category and thematic content 

The contribution of the regional partners to the international project must fall within the category of Industrial Research or Experimental Development as described in the Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014 of 17 June 2014. 

The activities to be carried out by the regional partners must be aligned with the S3 strategy. 

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Yearly call.

One step procedure.

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Only one final report, at the end of the project 

Further guidance

Only one final report, at the end of the project