One of the objectives of Foment del Treball is favoring business competitiveness. And to be competitive, the investments in research, development, and innovation are indispensable, as is a true innovative culture. In this sense, it is fundamental that companies and entrepreneurs know about and can access the resources available to them and value the possibility to incorporate innovative processes in their professional dynamics.

Foment del Treball wishes to play a prominent role in the monitoring of all of those programs, plans, or strategies oriented towards innovation that are promoted in Europe and Spain, and in the identification of the priority areas of innovation. The creation of taxation policies which are favorable to investing in innovation and promoting entrepreneurship in this area are also some of our main objectives.

Lines of action

  • Monitoring the development and/or possible revision of the planning tools and proposals geared towards innovation. These include the Plan Nacional of R+D+i 2012, the Plan Avanza 2010-2015, the Estratègia Estatal per a la Innovació, and the Pacte Nacional per a la Innovació.

  • Identifying the priority areas of innovation. For example: ICT, energy, audiovisual/communication, eco-innovation.

  • Identifying challenges and drafting proposals, including needs in technological infrastructures.

  • Improving companies’ accessibility to existing aid for innovation processes and new investments in R&D and innovation.

  • Achieving taxation policies favorable to these investments.

  • Improving the transfer of technology to companies, joining Universities and Technological centers.

  • Promoting entrepreneurship in technological areas.

  • Supporting future platforms or clusters.

More issues


Analysing and tracking the evolution of the global economic context is one of the objectives of Foment del Treball

Labour Relations

From a business point of view, necessary reforms for the modernization of the labour market need to achieve quality employment.

Sustainibility and Environment

Making the defense of general principles of market freedom compatible with the environmental commitment is the backbone of Foment del Treball.


Energy sources and the debate on their future are important key points in a time of change and an adverse economic situation.


Foment del Treball is aware of the planning tools and proposals oriented towards the industrial sector.

Training and Business

Training and the link between the academic and the business worlds are essential for the productivity of the country.

Entrepreneurship and Business

The lines of action for the company and entrepreneurship are directly related to the operation of the business unit.


Growing is looking forward. Being able to access foreign markets is an opportunity for companies with a vocation for development.


Economic recovery must happen in order to set priorities and assure the creation of basic infrastructures (railway, environmental, technological, energy, etc.).