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Knowledge Industry Grants for 2016. Modality A. LLavor Grants

11446 - Convocatòria d’Industria del Coneixement per a l'any 2016. Modalitat A. Ajuts Llavor Departament d'Empresa i Coneixement agaur

Modality A. Llavor Grants for innovative projects with the potential for being incorporated into the production sector

 

The funding of innovation projects at Stages 1 and 2 of the Technology Readiness Level scale[1] for knowledge valorisation, with the potential for being incorporated into the production sector. The projects must be aimed at boosting protection for knowledge created and initial (pre-prototype) testing, and the definition of the commercialisation road map, the establishment of the business model, technological and/or commercial viability analysis, proof of concept design or similar activities included within these stages.

The grant is complemented with an entrepreneurship training plan, aimed at members of the Llavor team and designed to develop the innovative projects funded by these grants. Beneficiaries must be informed by the relevant means on the work plan and the specific actions to be carried out.

[1]Technology Readiness Level (TRL), a document included in the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 work programme [Decision C (2014) 4995 of 22 July 2014] <http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2014_2015/annexes/h2020-wp1415-annex-g-trl_en.pdf>.

 

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Contact: Nadal Bayà i Fons (nbaya@gencat.cat)

Deadline for applications submission: from 22/10/2016 until the 21/10/2016 (both included)

The final decision has been published on the 5th of July 2017.

Research teams from universities in the Catalan universities system, research centres, technology centres, hospital foundations and non-profit foundations whose main activity is research and which are based in Catalonia (where they must carry out all or part of the research activity) may benefit from these grants.

Participant institutions must be owners or co-owners of the knowledge or technology whose valorisation is sought. Management of any additional results that may be obtained during the carrying out of the project is the responsibility of the applicant institution.

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Last update 05.07.2017