Region of Murcia / Instituto de Fomento

The main objective of INFO is to promote regional economic growth and competitiveness in the Region of Murcia, focusing on the following action lines:

• Research & Innovation, ensuring that each company can access the technology that best suits its needs.

• Internationalisation: Boosting international corporate expansion

• Promoting investment, development, and growth projects in companies from inside and outside the region with information and consultancy services.

• Entrepreneurship: Support for entrepreneurs, creation, consolidation and transfer of companies.

• Access to finance for investments in assets, quality, technology, internationalisation, and industrial equipment.

INFO provides personalised advice throughout the life cycle of regional SMEs: R+D+i, technology transfer, ICT transformation, internationalisation and access to finance. Also, as the leading regional institution for entrepreneurship, INFO offers institutional, technical and specialised support for entrepreneurs and business starts up, carrying out specific actions to support business creation and entrepreneurs, and supporting the regional innovation ecosystem by developing synergies between companies, universities, technological and research centres and the regional government. INFO has extensive expertise and technical capacity in EU funding management as leading intermediary organisation in charge of implementing ERDF since 1990. INFO is also the regional coordinator of the Research and Innovation Smart Specialization Strategy (RIS3Mur).

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Region of Murcia / Instituto de Fomento

S3 Strategy

RIS3Mur Priorities are structured around activities in which leadership is clear, such as those linked to the agro-food value chain, including key agriculture activities (livestock, fishing,agro-food), as well as water cycle (treatment, purification, management), environment and logistics and transport. All these activities, systemically prioritized, coordinated, targeted and processed through intensive use of cutting-edge technologies, will result in competitive advantages for the Region. Also, the Region of Murcia is committed to the future development of a set of potential activities: tourism, health and habitat, grouped under the concept “quality of life” as they contribute to the wellbeing of citizens. A characteristic of these activities is that, through the intensified technological application, they will favour the type of specialisation generating wealth and employment. Similarly, Murcia has a number of driving activities supported by large companies operating in the Region. Compared to other regions, Murcia needs to take full advantage of a key differentiating element: the uniqueness and large business volume of these companies. The fields of energy and sea or marine affairs, as well as others which could potentially be developed in the Region, should be engaged in the RIS3Mur strategy and commit to the entrepreneurial discovery processes described in this Strategy.

Strategic R&I Projects

INNOVOUCHER

The main objective of INNOVOUCHER is to develop a new model of innovation voucher programme supporting the transnational exchange of innovation services in Europe. 

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inDemand

Digital Health solutions with a high chance of success because they have been proposed and developed side by side with healthcare organizations. inDemand is a new model where Healthcare organizations and companies co-create Digital Health solutions.

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LIFE ADAPTATE

LIFE ADAPTATE aims to increase the commitment of European municipalities with the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy by the development of local adaptation plans which will be integrated in the previous mitigation objectives of several municipalities.

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SCALE UP

SCALE UP plans to improve policy instruments supporting SMEs capacity to growth in national and international markets. Main objective of SCALE UP is to contribute to European competitiveness and accelerate regional economic growth.

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  • By Nathalie Alvarez

InDemand-RCT Open Call-Murcia 2021

The inDemand-RCT project entails performing a Random Control Trial (RCT) to check the efficacy of an innovation support model for SMEs (inDemand model, innovation driven by demand). It will be put into effect to meet the innovation, digitalisation and Covid-19 response needs identified by large/tractor companies in the Region of Murcia (Spain).

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

HORIZON-CL6-2022-CIRCBIO-01-04: develop phytosanitary formulations, cosmetics, food additive, nutritional and health supplements with glucosinolates enriched crop by-products.

The Spanish company breeds, produces and markets high quality vegetable seeds throughout Europe, Middle East, Russia and Africa. Its research, production and sales facilities are located in 22 countries. The company has a research line focusing on increasing bioactive compounds in its products. In collaboration with a prestigious Spanish research centre, they have developed a patented product and methodology that substantially increases the amount of glucosinolates in brassica crops. This development will boost the exploitation of glucosinolates as active compounds in different products.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Data economy in the field of agriculture - HORIZON-CL6-2021-GOVERNANCE-01-20

Up Project is a Spanish SME which started its activity in 2006 specialised in project management and software development.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

Young company from Murcia offers expertise for: HORIZON-CL6-2021-CLIMATE-01-07: International Research Consortium on (agricultural) soil carbon

SAE, a young company focused on the development of Measuring, Reporting and Verification tools (MRV) to assess ecosystem services. SAE’s mission is to accelerate the uptake of sustainable practices by the farming sector, and for this reason we design MRV that can lean into carbon farming for the generation of monetary rewards for farmers’ well-doings.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

Project on “Circular Economy in the construction sector from the use of agri-food waste.”

The Construction Technology Center of the Region of Murcia - CTCON (Spain) is looking for partners interested in participating in a project on “Circular Economy in the construction sector from the use of agri-food waste”. The main objective is to evaluate the reuse potential of waste from the agri-food industry.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

Digitalization of educational institutions: From digital TWIN to digital LAB

The project addresses the digitalization and training use of the built environment of educational centers. The targeted levels are Bachelor and Tertiary VET, although it is envisaged the adaption and explotation of results at secondary education as a mean to ensure the maximization of Project impact and optimization of resources.