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ACCIÓ Coupons for Company Competitiveness

2020 Call: coupons with more possibilities than ever

Selling for the first time in a new country. Implementing advanced technologies. Turning your business model upside down and adapt it to new consumer trends. Discovering the best financing tools for you. Or else, whether you are an established SME or a start-up company, turning the page on the situation caused by COVID-19 and heading for new horizons.

These are the ACCIÓ Coupons for company competitiveness, direct discount coupons that can be redeemed for expert service in internationalisation, innovation, new technologies, financing or strategy through expert advice by ACCIÓ-accredited providers.

This year’s offer includes more variants and types than ever, and coupons run out in no time, as usual. Choose the coupon that best suits your needs.

 

Coupons for Internationalization

What do they offer?

Internationalization Coupons aim to encourage the internationalization of companies and can be redeemed for any of these services:

  • Coupon for the development of an international promotion plan: selection of the product or service to be internationalized, the destination countries, the distribution channels, drafting of the list of prospective customers. Maximum grant of 2,400 euros.
  • Coupon for outsourcing an Export Manager. Maximum grant of 4,000 euros.

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

Accredited providers

Service outsourcing must be done through one of these providers accredited by ACCIÓ*:

- Consulting and training entities specialising in internationalisation processes.

Accredited advisors specialising in internationalization or in patents and trademarks (they must be outsourced by an accredited entity to carry out the service). 

* The selected provider must be accredited when applying for the respective coupon.

Are you a provider and want to get accredited for your customers to benefit from Internationalization Coupons?

Target audience, conditions and application

These grants are aimed at SMEs headquartered in Catalonia that do not yet export or that export up to a maximum of 15% of their turnover (having invoiced a minimum of €100,000 and exported a minimum of €5,000 in 2019). That is to say, they are coupons aimed at companies with little export experience or that have never exported before.

The grant intensity will be a maximum of 80% of the service cost, with a maximum grant of 2,400 euros per coupon for the international promotion plan and 4,000 euros per coupon for outsourcing of an Export Manager.

Subsidised projects may be implemented between the date when the call is published and 30 June 2021.

 

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

 

Steps to apply

  • Choose the service you are interested in and the provider you want to work with.
  • Submit your application following the call rules. 
  • Carry out the project: when you receive the acceptance resolution from ACCIÓ, you will get your coupon to start working. You have eight months to complete the service.
  • Justify the work done: at the end of the service, the provider will submit the appropriate supporting documents to ACCIÓ. You will not need to make any arrangements in order to receive the grant amount.

 

Coupons for Industry 4.0

What do they offer?

Industry 4.0 Coupons are intended to provide grants for the procurement of innovation services and the implementation of Industry 4.0 technologies to improve the company’s products, services or processes. They can be redeemed for one of the following services:

  • Industry 4.0 diagnosis coupon: A diagnosis that allows improvement opportunities to be identified in order to help companies incorporate new technologies and make a strategic, organisational and cultural shift towards Industry 4.0 by establishing transformation plans.
    Maximum grant: 8,000 euros.
  • Industry 4.0 implementation coupon:Integration and testing of Industry 4.0 technologies, pilot testing and access to unique technological infrastructures, facilities or architectures.
    Maximum grant of 20,000 euros.

 

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

Accredited providers

Service outsourcing must be done through one of these providers accredited* by ACCIÓ:

  • Technological agents with the TECNIO seal
  • Advisors accredited by ACCIÓ in the RIS3CAT sector of Industry 4.0 within the categories: strategy, technology, operations and organisation.

Find your advisor in the list of ACCIÓ-accredited advisors and/or in the TECNIO Developers List. Filter by the category you are interested in to find out all the options available to you.

* TECNIO advisors or technology agents must be accredited at the time of project justification. If this is not the case, the company will not be able to collect the coupon, even if the work has been done.

Are you a provider and want to get accredited for your customers to benefit from Industry 4.0 Coupons?

Target audience, conditions and application

These grants are aimed at SMEs with:

  • operational headquarters in Catalonia.
  • a minimum of 4 years at the date of application for the grant.

 

The grant amount for this programme will be a maximum of 8,000 euros for the Industry 4.0 Diagnosis Coupon or a maximum of 20,000 euros for the Industry 4.0 Implementation Coupon, provided that it does not exceed the cost of the subsidised action. Subsidised projects may be implemented between 1 January 2020 and 30 November 2021. 

The beneficiary company may receive up to a maximum of two coupons, provided that one of them is the Industrial Property Coupon or the Tax Coupon (within the Innovation and Strategy Coupons). 

 

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

Coupons for Innovation and Strategy

Specialties

Innovation and Strategy Coupons can be redeemed for one or two of the following services:

Coupon for new disruptive initiatives

  • To transform the company's business model and adapt it to the emergence of new exponential technologies, new consumer trends, new business models and the transformations arising from climate change or the COVID-19 crisis.
    Maximum grant of 8,000 euros.

 

Tax coupon

  • To obtain R&D&I certificates.
    Maximum grant of 2,500 euros.

 

Coupon for the management model and innovation processes

  • To implement a new innovation management system, design new products and services, improve the company's internal processes involving structural and business model changes and consolidate a consistent and sustainable innovation level. 
    Maximum grant of 6,000 euros.

 

Coupon for industrial property

  • To draft and file patents or utility models.
    Maximum grant of 2,500 euros
  • To define a strategic plan for the company’s industrial and intellectual property.
    Maximum grant of 4,000 euros.

 

Coupon for circular economy

  • To apply eco-design criteria to your products, services and processes in order to analyse and minimise their environmental impact.
    Maximum grant of 6,000 euros.

 

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

 

Accredited providers

Service outsourcing must be done through one of these providers accredited by ACCIÓ*:

Coupon for new disruptive initiatives

  • Advisors accredited by ACCIÓ who are experts in innovation management and corporate venturing.

Tax coupon

  • Advisors accredited by ACCIÓ who are experts in R&D&I taxation and are also accredited and in force according to ENAC for services related to obtaining R&D&I certificates.

Coupon for the management model and innovation processes

  • Advisors accredited by ACCIÓ who are experts in innovation management, product design and innovation strategy, finance and management control, marketing, sales and digital channels, operations and organisation.

 

Coupon for industrial property

  • Advisors accredited by ACCIÓ in the patent and trademark category.

 

Coupon for circular economy 

  • Advisors accredited by ACCIÓ in the Green Economy category

 

Find your advisor in the list of ACCIÓ-accredited advisors. Filter by the category you are interested in to find out all the options available to you.

* The selected provider must be accredited when applying for the respective coupon.

 

Are you a provider and want to get accredited for your customers to benefit from Innovation and Strategy Coupons?

Target audience, conditions and application

These grants are aimed at SMEs with:

  • operational headquarters in Catalonia
  • a minimum of 4 years at the date of application for the grant

The maximum grant amount for Innovation and Strategy Coupons is as follows:

  • Coupon for new disruptive initiatives: Maximum grant of 8,000 euros.
  • Tax coupon: Maximum grant of 2,500 euros.
  • Coupon for the management model and innovation processes: Maximum grant of 6,000 euros.
  • Coupon for industrial property: Maximum grant of 2,500 euros (drafting and filing of the patent) or 4,000 euros (definition of the strategic plan).
  • Coupon for circular economy: maximum grant of 6,000 euros.

Subsidised projects may be implemented between the date when the call is published in the DOGC (Official Gazette of the Regional Government of Catalonia) and 30 November 2021.

The beneficiary company may receive up to a maximum of two coupons, provided that one of them is the Industrial Property Coupon or the Tax Coupon. 

 

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

Coupons for Financing

What do they offer?

Financing Coupons can be redeemed for advice and/or support in any of the following services:

  • Refinancing liabilities, seeking financing or carrying out a contingency plan.

This service includes the analysis of the company’s current and future economic/financial situation; the description of the strategy to be followed; an account of the relevant decisions to be made; documentation support and accompanying negotiation with creditors or possible financiers.

Maximum grant of 2,500 euros.

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

Accredited providers

Service outsourcing must be done through one of these providers accredited by ACCIÓ*:

  • Expert advisors in finance and management control. 

Find your advisor in the list of ACCIÓ-accredited advisors.

 

* The selected provider must be accredited when applying for the respective coupon.

 

Are you a provider and want to get accredited for your customers to benefit from the Financing Coupons?

Target audience, conditions and application

These grants are aimed at SMEs headquartered in Catalonia.

The grant amount for the Financing Coupons will be a maximum of 2,500 euros, provided that it does not exceed the cost of the subsidised action. The subsidised projects can be implemented between the date when the call is published and until 28 February 2021.

The beneficiary company may receive up to a maximum of two coupons, provided that one of them is the Industrial Property Coupon or the Tax Coupon (within the Innovation and Strategy Coupons).

 

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

Coupons for Startups

What do they offer?

Coupons for startups aim to help emerging companies overcome the months of stagnation owing to COVID-19 by supporting the solution of immediate financing, sales or growth strategy needs. These coupons subsidise support by expert providers in decision-making and can be redeemed for the following services:

  • Financial advice
  • Advice on sales or marketing strategy
  • Advice on equipment, internal management or process improvement
  • Strategic advice

Maximum grant: 1,600 euros.

 

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

Accredited providers

Service outsourcing must be done through one of these providers accredited by ACCIÓ*:

  • Experts from all categories accredited as startup advisors and mentors.

You can find your advisor on the list of accredited ACCIÓ advisors or your mentor on the list of accredited mentors.

 

* The selected provider must be accredited when applying for the respective coupon.

 

Are you a provider or a mentor and want to get accredited for your customers to benefit from coupons for startups?

 

Target audience, conditions and application

Startups receiving a grant must meet the following requirements:

  • Have their own legal personality, i.e. independent from that of their founding partners. Individual entrepreneurs shall not be considered beneficiaries. 
  • The founding team must be made up of entrepreneurs, i.e. not companies or institutions. These must hold the majority of the company shares (50%). 
  • Beneficiary startups must have been established for 6 months old or less than 10 years old.
  • They must develop a clearly innovative product, service or business model with high growth potential. 

 

The coupon grant for startups will amount to a maximum of 1,600 euros, provided that it does not exceed the cost of the subsidised action. The subsidised projects can be implemented between the date when the call is published and until 28 February 2021.

The beneficiary company may receive up to a maximum of two coupons, provided that one of them is the Industrial Property Coupon or the Tax Coupon (within the Innovation and Strategy Coupons). 

 

Remember that coupons are granted in chronological order of application and usually run out in no time. Get prepared to apply for your coupon by referring to the related documentation.

 

 

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