What do we fund?
The Nuclis programme provides funding for research organizations and companies that develop joint R&D projects to obtain prototypes and demonstrations of new products, processes and technologies.
The programme offers financial support to the Catalan company in the project, whereas the foreign partner should apply to their local funding program.
Catalonia Trade & Investment has agreements already in place with local agencies in France, Germany, South Korea, Quebec and Israel, and will help you get funding from other local agencies too. Please click on the countries to learn more about the advantages in each case.
All participants in the joint project have to sign an international consortium agreement including every partner’s role in the project.
Who can apply?
The joint project may involve a minimum of two companies: one with its operating base in Catalonia, plus one from another country. Alternatively, it may involve a company with its operating base in Catalonia, plus an international technological centre.
Priority is given to high impact and differential R&D projects in these sectors: food, energy and resources, industrial systems, design, sustainable mobility, health and experience-based industries.
Key technologies that will be highly considered are: ICT, nanotech, photonics, advanced materials, biotech and advanced manufacturing.
The Catalan part of the project must be developed in Catalonia.
How does funding work?
- The minimum project budget is 150,000€.
- Grant intensity will be up to 70% of the project.
- Grants will be direct and non-refundable, of up to 150,000€.
- Projects can last a maximum of 3 years.
- Catalonia Trade & Investment will support project partners during project proposal, evaluation and monitoring phases.
Fostering international cooperation
Since its launch in 2012, the Nuclis programme has provided €4.5M in funding for 24 international R&D projects that involved partners from 6 different countries.