Nubica, a startup in the consulting sector, focuses its activity on taking advantage of incentives for research, development and innovation, while its objective is to facilitate access to different public financing instruments for entrepreneurs and companies. Among the services offered by Nubica are tax deductions for R&D&I, reductions in Social Security contributions and national and European funding programs, among others.
The startup team is made up of professional engineers who work to identify opportunities for clients and materialize them into subsidies or savings. In this sense, its founder, Manuel Ruiz Izquierdo explains that they have “a success rate in these incentives that is much higher than the average for the sector, something that our clients appreciate”. Izquierdo, who has more than 10 years’ experience in the R&D&I financing consultancy sector, has accompanied technology companies in order to help them take advantage of R&D&I grants and incentives. Therefore, he decided to start up Nubica.
Founded in 2018, the startup gets its name from a colleague of the founder, Guillermo Gomez, and refers to “a type of African lion” says Izquierdo, indicating that “we are not as aggressive…but it sounded good and we chose this name”.
The startup, although it has not achieved awards so far, has provided one of its clients with the best mark in Spain in the call for startups Neotec 2019 (from the Center for Industrial Technology Development). In this sense, one of the features that best define this technology company is that “we always look out for the client. We try to optimize the return on their investments and expenses, seeing things from their point of view”, explains the founder.
Nubica’s business model is based on invoicing a fee, or rate, linked to obtaining results. Specifically, this is a percentage of the savings or financing provided to the user.
Although Nubica is currently based in Spain, it has an international presence and occasionally gets involved in projects with other European partners, and even those from other continents.