£1m Collaborative R&D fund with Catalonia - Apply Now

Scottish Enterprise and The Catalan Trade and Investment Agency (ACCIÓ) and are working together to directly fund international collaborative innovation projects between companies from both regions.

Scottish Enterprise will invest around £1 million to support the Scottish elements of the projects, with similar levels from ACCIÓ for Catalan elements. This is an exciting opportunity for Scottish companies looking to develop world class innovations, linking them with leading players in Catalonia: not just facilitating access to new technologies and ideas but also to new international markets.

This is an open call for proposals, although Scottish Enterprise and ACCIÓ share interest across the following themes:

Manufacturing 4.0

Call Details

We expect the Scottish element of joint projects to have total eligible costs between £150,000 and £350,000. This value excludes eligible costs incurred by Catalan partners which is anticipated to be of approximately the same level. The total maximum grant available to Scottish applicants will be approximately £200,000.

To be eligible to apply to this call the consortium must contain a minimum one Scottish and one Catalan company. Your project can start from 1st January 2020 and should be completed within 12 to 30 months from the agreed project start date (subject to standard Scottish Enterprise terms and conditions).

Download the application form

Download the application form in MS Word format (with editable forms), or in PDF format using the links below

The application form contains detailed instructions on how to complete it and how to return your information to us, but if you have any questions, and to access the template documents referred to in the application guidance, please contact us

Catalan companies wanting to find out more detail about the call, eligibility, and how to apply, please visit:


Find a partner

You may already have a partner in mind for your project. If not, a dedicated team at Scottish Enterprise and ACCIÓ are on hand to discuss your project and partner requirements and help identify companies that may be a fit.
For further information or to discuss your needs, please contact:
Scottish companies
Catalan companies
Natalia Nicolau nnicolauv@gencat.cat

This fund supports collaboration between companies from two regions and as such data provided by participants may be shared between funding agencies (Scottish Enterprise and ACCIÓ) and related partners for the purposes of matchmaking and the management of the fund. For further information please refer to our privacy policy, which may be subject to change.

Key Dates

Webinar: 28th May 2019,
10 am (BST)/11am (CET)

Call opens: 31st May 2019

Call deadline: 10th Oct 2019

Applicants informed: 16th Dec 2019

Projects start from: 1st Jan 2020


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Why Catalonia?

Strongly industrialised, Catalonia is one of Southern Europe’s main economic powerhouses with a diverse and dynamic industrial base.

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Strengths in Scotland

Scotland is an entrepreneurial nation – a CAN DO place for new ideas, innovation and business growth. We have a proud tradition of sharing our knowledge internationally.

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