Science and Technology Parks are urbanised areas managed by a developer with plots of land occupied solely and exclusively by public or private entities whose primary objective is to foster the generation of scientific and technological knowledge and promote technology transfer. These parks may be located in one or several sites.
The purpose of this call is to promote high-quality scientific-technical research to boost the development of highly competitive R&D business activities and support regional development while fostering the procurement, updating and maintenance of scientific-technological equipment for carrying out R&D activities by companies, private technology centres and private innovation support centres.
Additional provision 121 of Law 3/2017, of 27 June, on the General State Budget for 2017, establishes that the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, following a mandatory and binding report from the Secretary of State for Budgets and Expenditure, may grant science and technology park developers that expressly request it a moratorium on payments (repayment of debt plus interest) due in 2017, when the due date is the result of a previous payment deferral procedure by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.
A moratorium may be granted provided that these payments were the subject of an application by the developer for one of the previous moratorium procedures established in previous years by the General State Budget Laws for 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014 and processed by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, even if the outcome of these procedures was unsuccessful due to the failure of the developer to provide the required guarantees.