Participation requirements

All industrial doctorate projects must have at least representation from the academic and business spheres

Academic sphere

Research organisations, specifically public and private universities in the Catalan university system, and research centres and hospital foundations with headquarters in Catalonia are eligible for the funding offered in the Industrial Doctorates Plan's call for applications.

When the applicants are research centres and hospital foundations, the collaboration agreement must also be signed by the university in the Catalan university system in which the candidate must enrol for thesis tutorship.

Industry sphere

Industries are eligible for the funding offered in the Industrial Doctorates Plan’s call for applications as long as they are not research organisations:

A) Co-funding type of financing (DI-COF)

The business sphere entity's place of work must be located in Catalonia.

The following are eligible to apply for funding:

  • Private companies and public corporations belonging to or linked to the public sector.
  • Not-for-profit associations and foundations, local, regional or national public bodies, consortia in which the government has a majority share and town councils.

The following are not eligible to apply for funding

  • TECNIO centres with their own legal status.
  • Ministries, offices and regional services of the Government of Catalonia.
  • Research institutions and subsidiary companies.
  • Attached centres of universities or research centres. 

B) Specific funding type of financing (DI-ESP)

The business sphere entity's place of work can be located in or outside Catalonia.

The following are eligible to apply for funding:

  • Private companies and public corporations belonging to or linked to the public sector.
  • Not-for-profit associations and foundations, local, regional or national public bodies, consortia in which the government has a majority share and town councils.
  • TECNIO centres with their own legal status.

The following are not eligible to apply for funding

  • Ministries, offices and regional services of the Government of Catalonia.
  • Research institutions and subsidiary companies.
  • Attached centres of universities or research centres. 

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