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TOPIC : Innovation procurement brokers

Topic identifier: COS-LINKPP-IPB-2017
Publication date: 20 September 2017

Types of action: COSME-GA Grant agreement
Opening date:
26 September 2017
Deadline: 04 January 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises COSME website
Pillar: Improving access to markets
Work Programme Year: COSME-2017
Work Programme Part: COSME 2017
Topic Description
Specific Challenge:

This call aims to

  • help innovative SMEs and start-ups grow and develop by allowing them to address public demands through the use of public procurement;
  • create adequate links between government, research institutions and the private sector by adding the buying potential of large buyers or other aggregators of public procurement to the mix. This should open up opportunities to participating SMEs and start-ups to develop new products, services and to grow or scale up their operations;
  • contribute to the creation of an innovation-friendly business environment and the overall competitiveness of the European economy.
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:
    List of eligible countries

             See also section 6 of the Call document.

  1. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in sections 6 and 7 of the Call document.

  2. Evaluation

    3.1. Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: Described in sections 8 and 9 of the Call document.
    3.2. For submission and evaluation process, see the Guide for applicants.

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

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

    COSME Grant Agreement (COS-GA):
    Model Grant Agreement - Multi-Beneficiary

  5. Additional documents:
    COSME Work Programme 2017
    COSME legal basis


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Type of Action Grant agreement [COSME-GA]
Topic Innovation procurement brokers - COS-LINKPP-IPB-2017
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