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Support for projects for the digital transformation of companies.

Digital transformation is one of the four axes around which the NGEU Funds are structured and is, together with ecological transition, one of the great principles that shape the European Recovery Plan.

What will be the keys to digital transformation projects?

What is understood by digital transformation? How much of the European Funds will be allocated to digital transformation projects? We tell you the keys in this video.

¿Qué es la Transformación Digital?

In line with the European digital strategy and the Spain Digital 2025 Agenda, digital transformation is understood to be everything that contributes to achieving the following objectives:

  • Ensuring adequate connectivity for the entire population.
  • Contributing and leading in the deployment of 5G.
  • Promoting and fostering the digitisation of the public sector and companies with a special focus on startups, SMEs and certain key economic sectors of the Spanish economy.
  • Contributing to boosting the population's digital skills.
  • Encouraging and promoting the implementation of new technologies such as Artificial intelligence in our business community.

Keys to digital transformation projects

It will not be possible to specify the specific type of projects until the plans submitted by each member state are definitively approved. Based on the structuring of the budget in Spain associated with the Next Generation Plan and its distribution among the different levers, it is possible to establish the main keys of digital transformation projects:
  • Strengthening the Spanish R&D ecosystem.

    Strengthening the Spanish R&D ecosystem (public and private) with the aim of reaching 2% of GDP and improving its effectiveness.

    How will this strengthening be promoted?

    • Supporting the innovation cycle: research centres, incremental innovation, incorporation of mature technologies in the productive fabric and disruptive innovation.
    • Modernising the R&D ecosystem in all its breadth: University and Technology Management Committee (CDTI) scope, network of technology parks, digital innovation hubs, bodies of the Autonomous Communities, etc.
    • Modernising the researchers' career, to ensure stability and improve the conditions for highly qualified professionals to attract talent.

  • Business growth in the technological field.

    Business growth in the technological field: business growth will be boosted and, in particular, scaling innovative and disruptive technology startups.

    How will this growth be driven?

    • Creating a network of support centres throughout the country (RENACE) is planned.
    • Setting up a NEXT TECH public-private investment fund that encourages investment and support for the growth of companies in disruptive technologies.


Competitiveness and sustainability in the agri-food sector.

The PERTE aims to contribute to the strengthening of the food industry throughout the value chain, for the next decade, and to support a sector so closely connected to the demographic challenge: the so-called "Empty Spain". A industry which needs to increase its competitiveness, be more sustainable and adapt to the demands of today's consumer.

This PERTE has three main lines:

  • €400m to strengthen competitiveness, sustainability and traceability and food safety.
  • €454.35m for the digitalisation of all actors in the value chain.
  • €148.56m to support research, innovation and the transfer of technology (R+I+T).

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