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TOPIC : support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International (ESCP-4i)

Topic identifier: COSME-2016-CLUSTER-1A
Publication date: 21 March 2017

Types of action: COSME-GA Grant agreement
Opening date:
23 March 2017
Deadline: 23 May 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises
Topic Description

Strand 1.a will support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International (ESCP-4i) open to a wide range of European industrial sectors and value chains. Applicants should propose preparatory actions that will contribute to establishing a "European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International"

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. This way the cluster and business network collaboration will be intensified across European countries 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 6 and 7 of the Call document.

  3. 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
  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.

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

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

    Proposal templates are available after entering the submission tool below.

    COSME Grant Agreement, max. 90% co-funding rate (COS-GA):

    Model Grant Agreement - Multi-Beneficiary



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