"The subsidy we obtained from ICEX has allowed us to develop all of the products throughout the project. Otherwise, in view of the company's own options for investment in RDI, it would have been impossible to develop these products."
"The subsidy received from ICEX has allowed ALTRAN to develop R&D projects in Andalusia that have generated high-value assets for the company and for the group. The experience in terms of communications with ICEX was extremely positive, and management was very efficient, which made it easier to obtain the best results for the projects."
"The project definitely had a consolidating effect on the company and gave us access to a H2020 project and to the official recognition of the R&D activities carried out so far."
"The support received from ICEX allowed us to open offices in Spain. Since then, all production in research, development and innovation has been done in Spain, in addition to some of the marketing and operations for the whole group."
“In recent years, the Spanish entrepreneurial ecosystem has evolved spectacularly, and has made a name for itself internationally thanks to an abundance of talent and a young and energetic community.”
"This is a very important market in Europe, and one which is enjoying significant economic growth, where there are large companies –both multinational and Spanish – that are ultimately our target customers. There are also excellent professionals in the creative field."
"Spain is a good country for entrepreneurship. (...) We have numerous features that make our country the right place for new enterprises. Therefore, we can attract quality entrepreneurs capable of developing cutting-edge projects at the international level."
"There was no solution like this in the whole health ecosystem in Spain. So we know that it could be very interesting for families, and also that we have an abundance of talent in Spain: it's an unexplored market for most eHealth companies and we are now at the right moment and in the best place to do it."
"The fact that we have been selected from among 150 companies consolidates our business model and processes, so we are 100% committed to the market in Spain. At the operational level, they offer us a free workspace for a period of six months – which can be extended – and a subsidy, on our initial investment in Spain, which is reimbursable."
"After getting the support of the program we were able to explain to our investor that it makes sense to put money and efforts in Spain. The program increased our visibility in the Spanish market because we were a completely new company, so this program has helped us a lot in building our reputation and in gaining a broad presence, which has an impact on clients and potential stakeholders."
"It really helped us to make contacts in Spain’s technology ecosystem and to disseminate our brand in the country. We took part in several interesting networking and "speed-dating" events to meet potential customers. The mentoring sessions also allowed us to professionalize our internal processes and improve our organization in general. The most interesting thing is that they adapt to the situation of each company."
"The most important one [value added from the program] was to understand what the main challenges are that we are going to face in the coming months in Spain, and to increase our visibility in Spain. Also, the opportunity to have the best mentors for our company and team was crucial for the development of Knok in Spain."
"Extremely comprehensive support that offered excellent assistance in an R&D project from beginning to end (studies, validation, product start-up). This support is also adapted to up-and-coming and recently established companies."
"The project served as a leverage for developing technology and attracting more investment."
"The process of justifying the subsidy received from ICEX is fast, straightforward and simple."
"The ZELULA ZERO project aims to develop self-sufficient greenhouse modules with a minimum area of 1000 m². The energy will be obtained from clean sources depending on the environment where they are located, and they will be suitable for all kinds of crops."