MINECO awards Smart Engineering with the Innovative SME label

MINECO awards Smart Engineering with the Innovative SME label

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On October 5, the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness of the Government of Spain awarded Smart Engineering the seal of Innovative SME. An SME is considered innovative when one of the following circumstances exists:

a) When it has received public funding in the last three years, in calls for R+D+i,

b) When it has demonstrated its innovative character through its own activity,

c) When it has demonstrated its ability to innovate,

The Innovative SME label is granted for a period of 3 years, during which Smart Engineering will be able to access advantageous sources of financing, such as the ICO Innovation Technological Fund, will have the opportunity to participate in the Innovative Public Purchase and make compatible the bonus in the quotation To the social security of the research staff with the application of R+D+i bonuses in Corporate Income Tax.

In this way, Smart Engineering sees explicitly its commitment to R+D+i and further strengthens its position as a reference company in innovation and development in the Civil Engineering sector.

Smart Engineering moves on to the next step of the Ingenium program by CelsaGroup

Smart Engineering moves on to the next step of the Ingenium program by CelsaGroup

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The Ingenium program promoted by Celsa Group, is an initiative that seeks talents able to successfully solve the challenges the company is facing. Ingenium was created with the desire to revolutionise the model of the steel sector, to assume the transformation that the Industry 4.0 poses in order to lead the change and revolutionise the steel sector.

Ingenium arises to solve the challenges Celsa Group faces day by day in its production process, or to include new technologies in industrial processes which revolutionise the sector. These challenges, grouped into 5 large groups, are: 1 – Energy storage, 2 – Traceability in the supply chain, 3 – 3-D printing, 4 – Smart steel, and 5 – Use of byproducts

Smart Engineering participates in the Ingenium program with two innovation proposals for the steel production sector. The first proposal seeks new processes and applications to valorise slag byproducts, transforming it into a product of high added value. The second proposal is to modify the steel reinforcements in such a way that they have a sensing capability.

Of the 48 proposals submitted, only 20 have moved on to the next phase of the program, including the two proposals submitted by Smart Engineering. The next 10 and 11 January 2017 will be presented the different proposals in an Infoday at the headquarters of the Celsa group in Castellbisbal, where they will select the proposals that go to the next phase of the process. The selected proposals will finally begin a process of incubation and acceleration of 8-9 months by the Celsa Group.