Online info day: “Interregional Innovation Investment – I3” grants - coming soon

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20/09/2021

Learn more about the calls and how to apply! A team of experts will share insights about the work programme & application process. Online info day for potential applicants.

On 20 September 2021 the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) are launching the registration to an informative webinar to learn more about the Interregional Innovation Investment Work Programme (I3) 2021-2022

The I3 WP aims at promoting innovation through Smart Specialisation and interregional collaboration. The I3 supports stronger interregional cooperation in investments and makes sustainable connections by linking regional ecosystems in shared smart specialisation areas vital to accelerate market uptake of research results and stimulate innovation. Therefore, its focus is on:

Strand 1 - Financial and advisory support for investments in interregional innovation projects

Strand 1 targets partnerships to help them accelerate market uptake and scale-up of innovative solutions in shared smart specialisation priority areas, as well as to develop a portfolio of investment projects.

Strand 2a - Financial and advisory support to the development of value chains in less developed regions

Strand 2a focuses on increasing the capacity of regional innovation ecosystems in less developed regions to participate in global value chains, as well as the capacity to participate in partnerships with other regions.

The first call of applications will be launched soon, stay tuned!

Practical information

When: November, exact date to be confirmed

Languages: English

Organiser: European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency

Agenda

9:30  Introduction - Smart specialisation strategy: the cornerstone of cohesion policy to support innovation, DG REGIO

9:45   Presentation of I3 Work programme, DG REGIO

9:50   Call under Strand 1 + Q&A, EISMEA

10:30  Call under Strand 2 + Q&A, EISMEA

11:10 Closing session 

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