India-Spain Programme of Co-operation on Industrial R&D


Application invited for Funding support for industry-driven and close to market R&D Projects between India and Spain. The spirit of the Programme is to promote co-operation between companies in a voluntary basis, meaning cooperation between independent companies.


Minimum Eligibility Criteria: one qualified partner from each country (1 Indian Company + 1 Spanish Company).
Eligible Indian Applicants
Eligible Indian Project Lead (IPL) Applicants from the industry are Indian companies, registered in India under the Indian Companies Act 1956 with a minimum of 51 percent Indian ownership. Other Eligible Indian applicants include: researchers and managers from academic institutions, research hospitals or other R&D institutions (including not-for-profit research institutes recognized by DST/GITA) that are headquartered and operate in India. Sole proprietors, partnership firms and subsidiaries of firms headquartered and owned outside India are not eligible for support under this programme. 

Eligible Spanish Applicants

Eligible Spanish Project Lead (SPL). Applicants from the industry are companies, either private or public, operating and registered in Spain and holding a valid Spanish company tax code (CIF). No minimum Spanish capital percentage ownership is required. Spanish subsidiaries of companies headquartered outside of Spain may also be eligible for support.

As per CDTI’s internal regulations, the Spanish consortia should be led by a Spanish Company. Collaboration with other entities such as research centres, technological centres, universities, hospitals and other R&D‑performing organisations is permitted under CDTI’s regulations, as subcontractors of the Spanish companies present in the consortia.


  • The project should be innovative aiming to lead to a new or substantial improvement of a product, process or servicewith clear commercial potential
  • The project must show balanced effort of R&D activities and resources both in India and in Spain.
  • The industry partners from India must contribute at-least 50% of their participation cost in the project with own economic resources. Industry partners from Spain must contribute at least 30% of their participation cost in the project with own economic resources.
  • The application will be strengthened by the participation of academic and institutional researchers as a component of the R&D project

To Apply

For more information & Guidelines for Applications visit: India : www​.gita​.org​.in and Spain: www​.cdti​.es
Or write to (Email): India: vimal.​kumar@​gita.​org.​in and Spain: india@​cdti.​es

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