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C-VOUCHER - Circular Value Chains across European Regional Innovation Strategies

Title of measure
2018 to 2021
Policy objectives Plus
4.1. Direct funding to business R&D and innovation
4.5. Knowledge transfer and cooperation between firms (incl. technology acquisition)
2.3. Knowledge transfer structures between academia and industry
Presentation of the measure:

The objective is to develop new value chains that will contribute to the generation of innovative business models, subscribed to the principles of the circular economy, by developing and adopting innovative solutions in:

• manufacturing industry
• the agri-food industry
• textiles and clothing
• water distribution, treatment and treatment
• the field of health, medical equipment
C-VoUCHER is the proof-of-concept framework where 24 selected Classic SMEs from traditional industries (Agro-Food, Health, Sea, Textile, and Manufacturing), will be offered an innovative 4-phase Circularity Programme to develop 12 Circularity Solutions, to be then introduced in 42 Adopter SMEs with similar challenges.

Budget, source and type of funding
National public funds
Regional public funds
EU Structural Funds 5,205,836.90
Private funds
Form of funding provided
Policy learning
To what extent the measure can be considered as a success and worthy of policy learning?:
It is too early to judge the success of the measure (e.g results of first call for proposals still not known).
Evidence of outcomes based on evaluation and other evidence:


What are the most important “Do’s and Don’ts” that regional stakeholders should be aware of when launching a similar measure?:


Would you recommend this measure as an example of regional good practice to policy-makers from other regions ?: