"Financing agreements worth € 33 million will be signed by entities recognized by the Ministry of Economy under the Interface Program," the government announced today in a statement.
The Interface Program aims to enable the Interface Centers in their mission of technology transfer and knowledge valorization, promoting collaborative dynamics between science, technology and companies, as well as the internationalization of innovation and the results of R & D activities.
"This funding seeks to contribute to greater security and stability to Interface Centers, as well as greater competitiveness in the medium and long term. Multi-year base funding is provided by the Fund for Innovation, Technology Transfer and Circular Economy (FITEC), based on three-year activity plans to be implemented by each Interface Center, "the statement said.
"In total, some 33 million euros will be made available by FITEC as part of a strategy estimated at more than 400 million euros, which will allow the creation of some 380 highly qualified jobs, out of a total of 26 entities, by 2021" , adds.
The National Innovation Agency (ANI) will monitor the implementation of the activity plans of the Interface Centers over the next three years, as well as assess their impact at the end of this period.