Friday, December 3

This will be the bonus for the digitization of SMEs and freelancers

The program Digital kit, presented simultaneously in Barcelona and Madrid during which the First Vice President and Minister of Economy opened, Nadia Calvin, will be endowed with 3,067 million euros until 2023 in charge of the ‘Next Generation EU’ funds. The first call that will be launched shortly, worth 500 million, will be directed to SMEs with between 10 and 49 employees.

Later there will be other calls for companies of other dimensions. Information can be accessed through the website of Accelerates SMEs and its network of 90 offices. In total, the program is expected to benefit one million SMEs and freelancers. It is estimated that only 16% of SMEs are digitized.

According to the Executive’s calculations, in Spain there are more than 120,000 companies with 10 to 49 workers, which are the beneficiaries of the first phase. The objective is to reach at least 40% and in subsequent calls to the rest of companies and freelancers, until reaching around one million beneficiaries.

Up to 12,000 euros

The grants will be up to 12,000 euros per company and will materialize through the delivery of a digital voucher valid for 24 months. All or part of it may be used, depending on the needs. The deadline for submitting applications will be at least three months from the publication of the call in the Official State Gazette (BOE) or until exhaustion of the credit. More details will be given in the call, such as the role of the so-called digitizing agents.

Aspiring companies they will be able to access more than one solution, always within the maximum amount of the planned aid, estimated at 12,000 euros per SME. In the case of contracting combined solutions, the category of solutions of cybersecurity. The contracting of said solutions, which have the objective of promoting the digitization of the country’s industrial fabric, must be carried out through the figure of digitizing agents, which will be the service provider companies.

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The services that can be accessed range from creating a website, the e-commerce, the management of customer and / or supplier social networks, ‘business intelligence ‘and analytics, the process management, the electronic invoice, the virtual office tools and services and cybersecurity.

In order to access the program, you must be a small company, micro-company or self-employed person, meet the financial and effective limits that define the categories of companies, be registered and have the minimum seniority established by call, not be considered a company in crisis, be up to date with tax and Social Security obligations, not be subject to a pending recovery order from the European Commission that has declared illegal aid and incompatible with the common market, among other conditions

Reference-www.elperiodico.com

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