Fraunhofer Portugal has recently been considered as an entity from the SCTN - Sistema Científico e Tecnológico Nacional - qualified for the rendering of R&D services within the QREN - Vale I&DT line of incentives.
The Vale I&DT is a type of public incentive conceded to SMEs for the simplified acquisition of R&D services to entities from the SCTN qualified for that effect. In the case of Fraunhofer Portugal, the qualified intervention area is Information Technologies and Telecommunications.
Objective and Benefits
The Vale I&DT seeks to strengthen the national R&D effort and promote the competitiveness of SMEs by providing simplified support for the purchase of R&D services to entities from the SCTN.
To respond to the specific needs of smaller businesses, this incentive tool encourages cooperation and involvement with the entities of the SCTN through collaborative R&D and technology transfer to contribute to the improvement of products, processes or services of domestic SMEs.
Applications to the Vale I&DT are done through an electronic form available in www.incentivos.qren.pt. It is essential in any case to read the tender notices (Aviso de Concurso) available in the same platform.
The next tender for Vale I&DT will available from the 7th of October to the 21st of November 2011.
The Fraunhofer Portugal is nevertheless available to assist in the preparation and submission of applications and clarify any related issues.
For additional information, contact us using the inquiries form or through phone number 220 408 300.
For more detailed information on the current open incentives and their respective regulations, please visit the QREN – Incentivos às Empresas official website.
Source: 06.10.2011, Fraunhofer Portugal