The Cluster recognized as AEI – Innovative Business Group

The Energy Cluster of the Valencia Region is recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness as an Innovative Business Cluster (AEI), with registration number REAEI-150 since 2011, what grants its members access to exclusive annual grants for Projects of R & D, being the only recognized association in the Valencian Community in the Environment and Energy sector.

The program of support for Innovative Business Groups, managed by the General Directorate of Industry and SMEs, of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, offers subsidies to companies associated with the clusters registered in the Register of Innovative Business Groups, regulated by the Order IET / 1444/2014.

The selected projects receive non-refundable grants from MINETUR with an intensity of up to 70% for the development of innovative activities in products, processes, organizational innovations or innovations in marketing, individually or in cooperation between companies.

This type of project allows the realization of technical feasibility studies, including the preparation of requests for assistance that allow access to community, state, autonomous and municipal support programs in force.

In the years in which the program is operational, the Cluster of Energy of the Valencia Region has consolidated itself as a generator and beneficiary of projects.

Examples of projects achieved can be found in the corresponding section.