Research groups, entrepreneurs, start-ups and young innovative and/or technology-based companies established after 01/01/2010 can apply proposing their solutions in the form of products, services or projects:

  • in some of the challenges identified by the tractors
  • or in the “open challenge” mode, where they are free to propose 4.0 solutions that they think might be interesting and attract the attention of the leading companies

In any case, the limit of solutions that the same applicant can present is 3.

The program is open to participants from any national and international geographic area.

There are two types of participation: on an individual basis, in which the applicant is a single participant, either a company or a natural person (entrepreneur, researcher) or a consortium in which one of the members will act on behalf of the others and must therefore manage the sending of the application. Companies participating in the consortium will also be subject to the eligibility requirements described above.

The possibility of applying for funding for the development of projects in Phase 2 of implementation – articulated through a future call for public aid from IDEPA – will require, however, that the company be incorporated and have a registered office or work centre in Asturias.


Phase 1:

  • Access to the incubation and acceleration program managed by CEEI Asturias and with the support of the Government of the Principality through IDEPA for the design and definition of the solution. It will be articulated in working sessions whose schedule will be made known at the beginning of the programme.
  • Financial contribution of 2,000 euros from the tractor company.
  • Mentors and experts in the areas of work and business.
  • Possibility of implementation in the company of technologies, services and products developed by the company.

Phase 2:

  • Funding through the IDEPA specific aid call: 2nd semester 2019, with an estimated project execution period of 1 year.
  • Implementation of the technologies, services and products developed by the company to obtain a validation of the solution in a reference tractor company.
  • Possibility of access to additional financing for the continuity of the business project

The deadline is April 23rd deadline at 12.00 (CET), send your request to a maximum of three challenges. To do so, you must do so through this website, including the following documentation:

  • Project report, with a maximum of 10 pages (Download here)
  • In the case of companies already incorporated in Spain, entry in the Mercantile Register or corresponding register, and in the case of individual entrepreneurs, document justifying registration in the special regime for self-employed workers (RETA). For companies from other countries, they must send the relevant documentation that justify the incorporation of the company.

Applications that do not submit all documentation or do not comply with the established requirements will be rejected.

If you have any questions, please contact us at the following address: rparrondo@ceei.es / lydia@ceei.es

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