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Grants for business disruption projects

Change your company’s reality

Do you want to implement a disruptive project in your company? Would you like to speed up your innovation and upset the business model?

Technological evolution at breakneck speed and changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic are forcing companies to step up their innovation and turn threats into opportunities for growth.

Grants for business disruption projects provide the drive for making the change from basic innovation to genuine disruption and for leaving your comfort zone and progressing towards new business models.

With these grants you can generate, develop or implement any idea you may have to change the reality of your company or your sector or to encourage the emergence of industries that were hitherto unthought of. Do you dare?

The 2021 Call for proposals is now open.  Apply now for funding!

What is on offer?

Three lines of Grants for business disruption projects with which to advance towards new disruptive initiatives:

  • Line 1: Idea for new disruptive initiatives. Would you like to develop a ground-breaking idea? This line of assistance will help the company to boost its entrepreneurial capacity and its culture of experimenting, while generating new disruptive initiatives based on business transformation methodologies. Activities will include analysis of the company’s current business model and exploration of new technological or consumer trends that may entail both risk and opportunity for the company. 
  • Line 2: Development of a disruptive initiative. Do you already have a disruptive idea? This line will enable you to experiment with and develop the idea and bring it to fruition while finding its place on the market. It will involve the use of methodologies based on testing, measurement, learning and redefining the initiative. Hiring an external consultant will meanwhile also make it possible to analyse exponential technologies, do market or patent research, and seek and select startups, and much more.
  • Line 3: Startup - company collaborations. Are you a startup? Validate your product, service or technology by running pilot trials with a well-established company. This line of grants will help you to design and initially prototype an MVP, which may then be tested with the collaborating company.

The 2021 Call for proposals is now openChoose the line that best suits your company and apply for your grant!

Addressees, conditions and application

 

  • Line 1: Idea for new disruptive initiatives.
    • Length of time open: 9 months from the starting date of the call.
    • Grant: Up to 15,000 euros.
    • Expenditure: External consultant with expertise in new business transformation methodologies.
    • Addressees: Innovative companies with a capacity and desire for transformation that have been operating for at least two years.
  • Line 2: Evolution of a disruptive initiative.
    • Length of time open: 9 months from the starting date of the call.
    • Grant: Up to 15,000 euros.
    • Expenditure: External consultant with expertise in new business transformation methodologies (up to 3,000 euros) and subcontracting of other experts associated with the project.
    • Addressees: Innovative companies with a capacity and desire for transformation that have been operating for at least two years.
  • Line 3: Startup - company collaborations.
    • Length of time open: 9 months from the starting date of the call.
    • Grant: Up to 15,000 euros.
    • Expenditure: Personnel from the startup itself (up to 12,000 euros) and the accompaniment of an external consultant with expertise in new business transformation methodologies.
    • Addressees: Technology startups with disruptive solutions that have been operating for at least eight years.

All beneficiary companies and startups must take part in at least one feedback session with experts and organized by ACCIÓ. 

Apply now for Grants for business disruption projects and start transforming your business model.

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