The Centre for Industrial Technology Development (CDTI) is the main agency for financing industrial technology development and innovation in Spain. Legally it is a state-owned company. CDTI has financed more than 3,500 technology development projects since 1977.
The budget managed by CDTI in national and international programmes is about 240 m.
- Financing market-oriented technology development projects by granting soft loans.
- Financing pre-competitive research projects carried out by companies and research centres
- Promoting technology transfer among companies.
CDTI has wide managing responsibilities in international industrial research and development programs:
- European Union R&D Programmes: Manager of Spanish industrial participation in the most important R&D programs: Quality of Life, Information Society (IST), Competitive Growth, Environmental and Sustainable Development, Innovation and SME.
- Eureka: National project co-ordinator, having responsibilities for approving and financing projects.
- Iberoeka: National project co-ordinator. This program is similar to Eureka in objectives and management, with a total participation of 19 countries from Latin America, Portugal and Spain.
- European Space Agency (ESA): Spanish delegate.
- European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN). Spanish delegate in the Financing Committee.
José R. Pellón. www.cdti.es
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