FICYT - Foundation for the support of the Applied Scientific Research and Technology in Asturias



  • Management of the Regional R&D Funding Programme (PCTI)

  • Promotion of the participation of companies and research organizations in European projects and transnational technology transfer.

  • Biohealth Research Office of the Regional Ministry of Health.

  • Encouragement of the creation and development of scientific and technological infrastructures that give support to R&D activities.

  • Support and collaboration with Public Administrations for the development and participation in National and International R&D Programmes.

Mission: Promotion, encouragement and development of the participation of Asturian entities in innovation, technological development and research activities.

Sector: all sectors, but mainly Health area.


The services that FICYT offers to researchers and companies in Health area are the following:

  • Encouragement of the participation of companies and research centers in H2020 projects, and other European Funding Programs.

  • Specialized advice on writing H2020 and other European Programs proposals.

  • Financial and administrative management of National and European projects.

  • Partner search to build European consortiums.

  • Massive dissemination of transnational partner searches to take part in H2020 and other European Programs, through the coordination of the consortium Galactea-Plus of the Enterprise Europe Network.

  • Involvement of researchers and companies en European research networks.

  • Massive dissemination of relevant information about calls, events, funding,… related to European funding programs.

  • Encouragement and advice on the participation in Transnational Technology Transfer activities, search of entities interested in innovative technologies developed by national researchers, patents, commercial grants,…

  • Communication among Public Administrations from different countries to encourage transnational collaborations to support innovation in Health.