The government allocates 530 million to develop technological projects with the autonomous communities

The First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, confirmed, during his speech at the Digital Spain 2026 event, that the government is going to allocate 530 million of euros between 2022 and 2023 to development of technological projects with the autonomous communities.

It will do so, according to Europa Press, through Retech, with a project aimed at promoting territorial networks of technological specialization and the articulation of projects that the communities have proposed but that have not been able to accommodate the Pertes, such as that of semiconductors, that have been announced in recent weeks.

The projects that take advantage of this initiative, which was announced after the last Council of Ministers, will be able to count on the co-financing of the communities. These would provide an investment that will be added to that of the government. In addition, if they obtain successful results after their development, they could increase their financing thanks to the addendum to the Recovery Plan.

On the other hand, the BOE will approve tomorrow, Saturday, various help for SMEs and freelancers with audiovisual or video game projects that are innovative and that plan to use technologies such as the metaverse or Web3.

In addition, Calviño has confirmed that next week the negotiation with the Community of Madrid will begin so that the headquarters of the National Center for Neurotechnology, one of the government’s most outstanding projects in Artificial Intelligence, be located in the city of Madrid.

Likewise, he has stated that he trusts that the new call for the Digital Kit will be published before the end of this month, and has recalled that the government has already transferred to the communities the endowment that allows them to implement the Digital Competence Plan. He has also assured that the main national programs of the plan will begin this fall.

Apart from this, Calviño has announced the forthcoming launch of a pilot program of what he has called a citizen folder, which will allow citizens to carry out procedures and monitor them from their mobile. In addition, the process will be opened to select the headquarters of the future artificial intelligence supervision agency. That yes, will be out of Madrid.

After the intervention of the minister, it has been the Vice President of the European Commission, Margrethe Vestagerwho has participated in the event, highlighting that Spain continues to be at the forefront of the application of recovery plans. He has also highlighted the government’s digitization ambition, underlining the importance of digitizing SMEs

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