From the 22/10/2016 until the 21/11/2016 (both included).
Participating research teams must be responsible for creating the knowledge or technology whose valorisation is sought.
Research teams must be made up of at least two members, who have to meet the following requirements:
- The Responsible Scientist must possess a doctorate and must be statutorily or contractually linked to the workforce of the participating university or centre and work there on a full-time basis.
- The Entrepreneur Scientist must be at the predoctoral or postdoctoral stage.
The Business Mentor, who must join the research team, once the projects have been chosen, to form the Llavor team, must meet the following requirements:
- He or she may not belong to companies or institutions in which members of the research team have positions of responsibility, shareholdings or recognised advisory activities.
- He or she may not receive any form of remuneration for carrying on this activity.
The research teams participating in these grants may submit only one application, such that associated persons, the Responsible Scientist and the Entrepreneur Scientist may only be included in one Llavor team proposal.
Anyone participating, as Lead Researcher/Responsible Scientist or Junior Researcher/Entrepreneur Scientist, in a grant part of the previous call is excluded.
This procedure does not have any fees associated.
- Step 1 Apply
- Step 2 Receive an answer from the Administration
- Step 3 Accept a grant
- Step 4 Justify a grant
- Step 5 Receive a grant
Step 1 Apply
Applications, which shall preferably be in English, using the standard form, must be completed by the person with the power to legally represent the institution and with the approval of the Responsible Scientist and must not exceed the established number of sheets.
In order to complete the application process, the following documents must be taken into consideration:
- Application form for Knowledge Industry grants for 2016.
- Accompanying document to the Sworn Declarations (Each applicant organisation must submit this document only once within the framework of the Knowledge Industry grants for 2016)
- Definitions document on the State Aid Framework (This document contains definitions that refer to the accompanying document to the Sworn Declarations)
- Annex to the application form IdC 2016 (Modality A – Llavor)
- Supporting document to the Annex to the application form IdC 2016 (Modality A – Llavor)
Refer to the document with frequently asked questions in relation to the IdC 2016 (Modality A – Llavor) grants application process.
Also, Presentations made within the Knowledge Industry Conference 2016 can be looked up, which contain useful information to prepare your projects.
Applications must be submitted in electronic form and in hard copy form to the AGAUR registry (Passeig de Lluís Companys, 23, 08010 Barcelona) to be eligible for a grant.
The standard application document comprises a general form and an annex document, which must be converted to PDF and attached to the form, according to the standard model, following the instructions included in the form.
Step 2 Receive an answer from the Administration
When is the answer received?
The maximum deadline for resolving upon this call for grant applications is six months from the date of publication of this Resolution in the DOGC. Should this deadline pass without an express resolution being issued, the grant application shall be deemed rejected due to administrative silence.
What is the answer received?
The award resolution shall be notified to the interested parties by means of publication on the AGAUR noticeboard and the Government of Catalonia’s e-noticeboard (<https://seu.gencat.cat/ca/informacio-publica.html>). To ensure greater dissemination, and for information purposes, the outcome of the resolution may be viewed on the AGAUR and Secretariat for Universities and Research websites.
Can the decision be appealed against?
The resolution shall indicate the appeals that may be made against it.
Step 3 Accept a grant
The grant must be formally accepted by means of a standard form signed by the person responsible for the project and the beneficiary institution’s legal representative, in which they must undertake to comply with all the stipulations of the terms and conditions and the applicable AGAUR general terms and conditions. This document establishes the specific terms and conditions of the grant for the purposes of Article 125.3 c) to Regulation 1303/2013.
The acceptance document must be submitted to the AGAUR register or in accordance with the provisions of Article 16.4 of the Common Administrative Procedure of the Public Administrations Law 39/2015, of 1 October, within 20 calendar days of the day following the date of publication of the award resolution on the AGAUR noticeboard.
The following documentation must be submitted with the acceptance document:
- Indicative project calendar, adjusted in line with the actual period from the awarding of the grant.
- A copy of the deed of incorporation of the beneficiary institution and of its statutes or Memorandum and Articles of Association.
- A copy of the identification document of the legal representative of the beneficiary institution and of documentary proof of his/her power of attorney.
- Information on the remuneration paid to governing or management bodies, for disclosure purposes, pursuant to any corporate criteria adopted, or, as the case may be, to the relevant legislative implementation.
Step 4 Justify a grant
Grant beneficiaries must justify the actual carrying out of the projects within three months of conclusion of the implementation period by means of the standard supporting accounts.
The following documentation must be included:
- A technical report justifying the project, based on the standard form, signed by the person responsible for the project and the beneficiary institution’s legal representative. This report must provide evidence of compliance with the conditions imposed in the awarding of the grant, and must include analysis of the contemplated legal, commercial and technological viability and the action plan, with a view to execution of proof of concept. It must also be attached in electronic format.
- Certification by the manager or person responsible for the institution’s finances that the amount awarded has been included in its budgets and that the grant has been allocated to the purpose for which it has been awarded. A classified listing of activity expenditure and investments must be attached to the certificate, which must identify the creditor and the document, the amount, the date of issue and the date of payment. A budget variance report indicating any variances arising.
- A certified copy of the justifying documentary support for the expenditure incurred.
- A detailed listing of any other income or subsidies that have funded the subsidised activity, indicating their amount and origin.
- A receipt for repayment in the case of unused residuals as well as any interest arising therefrom.
Bearing in mind that the grants are being co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020, AGAUR may request that beneficiaries submit or complete other documents and systems required to justify the grants before the Government of Catalonia bodies responsible for the ERDF.
Step 5 Receive a grant
Payment of the amount of the grant funded by AGAUR shall be made directly to the beneficiary, with no requirement to submit guarantees.
This amount shall be issued in two payments.
- Once the project is accepted with the conditions established herein, payment of 80% of the project amount shall be made.
- Payment of the remaining 20% shall be made after AGAUR has checked the due justifying documentation for the grant and accomplishment of the project’s goals, pursuant to the provisions of Clause 19 to this grant type.
The grant shall be reduced in proportion to any reduction in the eligible expenditure if, by virtue of the reviews performed in the exercise of their duties by the Operational Programmes audit authority or by any other review bodies contemplated in European regulations, irregularities are detected that entail the application of financial corrections to certified eligible expenditure, governed in Commission Decision C (2013) 9527 of 19 December 2013, on the setting out and approval of the guidelines for determining financial corrections to be made by the Commission to expenditure financed by the Union under shared management, for non-compliance with the rules on public procurement.
Last update 05.07.2017