What is a highly innovative company (EAI)?

According to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, a highly Innovative company (EAI) is a company that systematically carries out R&D activities through clearly established processes, assigned resources and auditable results.

Which company can be considered a highly innovative company (EAI)?

Any company legally constituted in Colombia, having an organizational structure for the management of R&D with a seniority of more than 6 years.

What is a R&D unit?

They are R&D management systems that have systematic and organized structures and processes. Their main role is to carry out activities, research projects, technological development, or innovation projects, with the aim of strengthening their technological capabilities and increasing their productivity and competitiveness.

Which company can have a R&D unit?

Any company legally constituted in Colombia, having an organizational structure for the management of R&D with a seniority of more than 3 years.

Differences between highly innovative company (EAI) and R&D units

  • Scope of 3 and 6 years respectively
  • Commitment and experience of human resources
  • Requirement of projects qualified by the CNBT (National Council of Tax Benefits) in the case of highly innovative company (EAI)
  • Procurement of patents
  • Number of innovations launched to the market.

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The process and our certification service

The certification process of highly innovative company (EAI) and R&D units consists of 4 stages: a self-assessment, responsibility of the company, as well as an evaluation, analysis and decision of the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation within a specified period of 90 days.

We offer a full service, with days at our client place and our own intervention methodology.

Benefits of highly innovative company (EAI) and R&D units certification

  • Be a player recognized by the Ministry of Science, Technology, and Innovation
  • Belong to the SNCTeI network
  • Possibility of developing collaborative R&D projects
  • Be a guarantor of their own projects
  • Easier access to the general royalty system
  • Facilitating procedures and access to tax benefits
  • Better access to government incentives: calls for co-financing, contingent recovery and/or forgivable credits

Additional benefits for highly innovative company (EAI)

  • Exclusive call for tax benefits for EAI
  • Business visibility and standing
  • Simplified evaluation process (depending on amounts invested)
  • Brand positioning as an innovative company
  • Protected and assigned tax quota.
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