As part of the management of Structural Innovation Support Funds, Operational Programmes may delegate management functions and investment type monitoring to Intermediary Organisations, specifically support, monitoring, management, follow-up and assessment, certification, auditing and control competences.
Since its creation, and over the last 20 years of activities in the area of TR&D, ADI has acquired and consolidated an invaluable wealth of experience and knowledge in the management of technical and scientific monitoring and optimising the results of support measures for corporate R&D and technological infrastructure. Its actions specifically include the construction and promotion of a network of partners, from the applications assessment phase to the closure of projects. This gives it privileged access to scientific assessors and a whole range of different players - NSTS companies and entities - and allows it to boost TR&D by linking different support instruments, depending on the maturity of R&D results.
From 2015 onwards, due to the delegation of Operational Programme competences, under the scope of the NSRS and the new Portugal 2020 European Community framework, ANI will provide technical-scientific assistance and management services of a wide range of Corporate R&D funding and tax incentive products, and will also provide support to Technological Infrastructure.
Incentives are assigned by the following specific Management Authorities:
The payment of expenses incurred by ANI for providing technical-scientific assistance services and funding products and incentive management has the designation of Technical Assistance.
Information relating to European Community funding received in previous years can be consulted on the website of the previous Innovation Agency.
As part of the scope of its repositioning process, ANI designed and is now implementing an ambitious project aimed at streamlining and modernising its operation, to enhance efficiency gains at an internal level, and particularly in relationship with its stakeholders.
Investment in IT systems is, therefore, fundamental and is identified as a strategic priority for achieving the vision defined for ANI.
The vision of the ANI PLUS programme will be achieved by strengthening the ANI brand, committing to mechanisms and new channels for the optimised management of customer relationships, strengthening project management practices, investment in dematerialisation of processes, training of human resources and improvement of physical customer service spaces.
The main objective of this project is to enhance the transfer of scientific and technological knowledge to the business community through networks and actions that place value on the results of research and its economic exploitation on markets and by companies. The aim is to create new instruments and procedures aimed at this transfer and valuing (or to increase the efficiency of the actions of existing instruments) through a coordinated and consistent set of initiatives.