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Sectors: Industry, Innovation, Local development, New technologies, Research

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, Corporations, Development NGOs, Non-profit organisations, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Calls for proposal


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Additional info regions:

Eligible third countries:
* EEA countries;
* IPA countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey


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WE Funding – IPA II – Strengthen…
Funds for: Strengthening research and innovation in Montenegro 
Main beneficiaries: NGO, Research centres, Universities

Responsible: European Commission


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Funds for: Strengthening research and innovation in Montenegro 
Main beneficiaries: NGO, Research centres, Universities

Priorities and funded actions:

* Strengthen research and innovation in Montenegro;
* Develop innovative ideas in business, academy and civil sector in Montenegro that will be applied through the implementation of innovative projects, with the aim to contribute to the smart and sustainable economic growth

* Engagement of young researchers (at least 2 per action/innovative project), in order to strengthen human resources capacities as well as research and innovation system in Montenegro;
* Implementation of creative and sustainable ideas through start-up and spin-off companies;
* Development of innovations that could lead to significant impacts at community (national) level

Among financed actions
* Integrating new technologies into existing products, services or processes;
* Identification and examination of mechanisms that can be used to integrate new technology into existing products, and determining conditions under which specific integration mechanisms are most appropriate;
* Purchase of relevant equipment;
* Development and testing new innovative products and/or services;
* Test and validation of a working model (prototype); 
* Implementation (in market, continuous product or service improvement) with the possibility for expanding the product or service to a larger scale;
* Development and dissemination of information in order to present project results and/or to prepare innovation for placement on the market;
* Defining/developing/piloting of new, innovative ideas/concepts that can be further developed/expanded and possibly supported through other EU instruments;
* Preparation of scientific articles and its publications in relevant scientific papers

Additional information 
* This is a restricted call for proposal

* Initial duration of the action: between 18 and 24 months

– Be a legal person or an entity without legal personality; 
– Be a non-profit-making or profit-making organisation, which however cannot generate profit from the proposed action; 
– Be: a research institution licenses by the Ministry of Science of Montenegro (in accordance with Art 28 of the Law on Scientific-research activities – Official Gazette of Montenegro, No. 80 of 31 December 2010, 40/11, 57/14); a public or private university; an innovative and entrepreneurial centre/business incubator/enterprise; a Centre of excellence; or an NGO;
– Be established in an EU Member State, an EEA country or a country benefiting from IPA

– The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s); 

– Actions must take place in Montenegro