This certification facilitates access to a 40% discount on the employer's share for common contingencies of Social Security for staff that are exclusively dedicated to R&D&i activities.
Advantages of applying this incentive:
Applicable to all organisations that carry out R&D&I activities, regardless of their size and activity.
The discount on social security contributions is totally compatible with tax deductions for research and development and technological innovation activities for small and medium-sized enterprises recognised with the status of R&D&I-intensive by means of the official «Innovative SME» logo (see
EA 0047 for Innovative SMEs certification).
AENOR has been accredited to certify researchers who are exclusively classed as research staff since 2007. Since this date, AENOR has certified more than 10,000 researchers.