• In the first quarter of 2015, they have invested more than 156 million euros in 315 R & D & i projects.
  • The initiatives approved generate 680 jobs, mostly highly qualified, 3168 jobs in the first quarter.


Of the initiatives approved this month, 70 are R & D projects, of which 69 are developed individually by companies and 1 project will be carried out in a consortium in which two companies participate. Finally, 21 of the approved projects belong to the Línea Directa de Innovación.

In the development of these 70 projects, 91 companies participate, of which 70.3% are SMEs and, of these, 39% belong to medium and high technology sectors. Of all the companies involved, 42 of them, that is, 46%, receive, for the first time, CDTI financing.
Throughout the quarter, 308 companies participated, 67% were SMEs, and 121 (39%) received CDTI funding for the first time.

Direct jobs that are expected to be generated with the approved projects throughout this first quarter of 2015 have been 1286, and 1882 indirect jobs, 3168 jobs in the first quarter.

In this council the CDTI has approved 57 projects co-financed with FEDER funds, with a public contribution of more than 23 million euros, in addition to the 157 previously approved with a budget of more than 74 million euros.