Aid for high-impact business investment
AYUDAS ALTO IMPACTO.webp
18-05-2022
To promote high-impact investments in Catalonia through job creation projects and/or investments in fixed assets
Beneficiaries
Eligible beneficiaries are companies with an operational establishment in Catalonia or in the process of establishing one, with the exception of companies with projects in the retail trade, real estate, livestock slaughtering, meat preservation, meat product processing and primary production of agricultural products, companies operating in the fisheries and aquaculture sectors, and companies in the steel, coal, shipbuilding, transport, synthetic fibres and energy sectors.
 
Eligible expenditure
 
Job creation projects:
  • Job creation projects in service centres in the field of information and communication technologies. Creation of at least 25 jobs.
  • Job creation projects in supra-regional decision-making centres. Creation of at least 15 jobs.
  • Job creation projects in industrial projects. Creation of at least 15 jobs.
  • Job creation projects in logistics centres. Creation of at least 25 jobs.
  • Job creation projects in R&D&I centres. Minimum creation of 8 jobs.

The eligible expenses will be the labour cost of the first 6 months of the new personnel hired.

Business investment projects in fixed assets:
  • Investment projects in fixed assets that incorporate a new activity by the company in Catalonia or an expansion of production capacity. The minimum expenditure must be €2,000,000.
  • Investment projects in fixed assets in R&D&I centres. The minimum expenditure must be €500,000.
  • Strategic projects for the Catalan economy, involving the establishment of new companies in Catalonia (according to the regional map) or the opening of new sites for companies already present. The expenditure must be €5,000,000 and requires the creation of at least 30 direct jobs.

Eligible expenses are productive fixed assets, both tangible (machinery, production and/or laboratory equipment) and intangible, and installations also clearly linked to the production process. Second-hand assets will not be accepted

Aid details
  • The award procedure will be competitive.
  • Projects must start from 1 January 2022 and end no later than 31 December 2023. In the case of strategic projects for the Catalan economy (Action 2.3), projects must start from the date of application for aid and must be completed within a maximum period of two years from the start date. A minimum of 60% of the approved cost must be executed.
  • Depending on the type of project:
    • Job creation projects: 30% intensity with a maximum aid of €200,000.
    • Investment projects:
      • Investment projects in fixed assets that incorporate a new activity by the company in Catalonia or an expansion of production capacity. Intensity of 8% with a maximum of €200,000.
      • Investment projects in fixed assets in R&D&I centres. Intensity of 15% with a maximum of €200,000.
      • Strategic projects. Intensity of 8% with a maximum of €1,5000,000.
  • Aid affected by the minimum regulations.
Deadline for applications
The deadline for submission of applications will be from 09:00 hours on 18 May until 14:00 hours on 15 September 2022.

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