The new General Regulation of exemption by categories 651/2014 of the European Commission determines the minimum information that must be contained in a request for public aid to consider that this has an incentive effect.
The content of the preliminary request required so far does not meet the minimum requirements of the new regulations, so in the last CDTI council it was agreed to eliminate this previous step for the granting of CDTI aids.
From now on, companies must submit only one complete application. For its part, the C for Industrial Technological Development will start the use of a form of advice on the application, which will be managed by the Directorate of Promotion and Cooperation. In addition, companies can receive expert advice on the degree of novelty of their idea and the fit in the financing lines . In this way it is intended to maintain the levels of advice and accompaniment to the company that are characteristic of the CDTI.
Preliminary applications submitted previously and recorded in the system will be pre-evaluated before January 1, 2015 for its subsequent passage to the full memory.