The Community of Madrid opens a new call for aid in innovation and technology for the agricultural sector
The Community of Madrid opens the second call for Innobonos, a line of aid for research, development and innovation (R+D+i) projects that promote the use of technology and the competitiveness of the agricultural, livestock, forestry sector and its industries associates. For this, the Governing Council approved in its last meeting an investment of 1 million euros for 2023.
This measure of the regional government seeks to increase the sustainability and profitability of the companies that work and take care of the Madrid countryside. In addition, it will favor scientific progress and its subsequent application to farms. For this, the companies will have the support of the Madrid Institute for Rural, Agrarian and Food Research and Development (IMIDRA).
This initiative, through the Ministry of the Environment, Housing and Agriculture, will promote new products, practices, processes and applied sciences for greater protection and conservation of health, biodiversity and ecosystems.
Following the publication of the regulatory bases in the Official Gazette of the Community of Madrid (BOCM), next week, initiatives may be submitted under a competitive bidding regime, which will qualify for a maximum subsidy of 100.000 euros. The deadline for submission will be two months from its appearance in the Official Gazette.
Eligible expenses will be personnel costs; assistance and external services; inventoriable and fungible material; that derived from the report made by an auditor and general expenses, among others. Each project will have a maximum duration of 24 months from the concession, and must be executed at the regional level.