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TOPIC : Cluster Go international in the defence and security sector

Topic identifier: COS-CLUSTER-2017-3-6
Publication date: 13 September 2017

Types of action: COSME-GA Grant agreement
Opening date:
13 September 2017
Deadline: 13 December 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises COSME website
Pillar: More favourable conditions for business creation and growth
Work Programme Year: COSME-2017
Work Programme Part: COSME 2017
Topic Description

The initiative shall support European defence and security-related clusters and business network organisations to intensify collaboration across borders with other non-defence industrial clusters and to develop and implement joint strategies in the areas of dual use technologies, products and services towards non-EU countries.

Expected Impact:

The consortium members are expected to develop and submit a joint internationalisation strategy defining a joint ‘European’ strategic vision with a global perspective and common goals and actions towards specific third markets as well as an implementation roadmap in the European Defence & Security Sector. This way the cluster and business network collaboration will be intensified across the EU Member States and also across sectoral boundaries and the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships will be supported in order to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest towards third countries beyond Europe and notably in support of the development of emerging industries.

Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: Described in section 6 of the Call document
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in sections 5 and 6 of the Call document.
  3. Evaluation

    3.1. Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: Described in section 9 of the Call document.

    3.2. For submission and evaluation process, see the Guide for applicants.

  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: described in section 3 of the Call document.

  5. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

    COSME Grant Agreement (COS-GA):
    Standard proposal template
    Model Grant Agreement - Multi-Beneficiary
  6. Additional documents:
    COSME Work Programme 2017
    COSME legal basis


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