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Interregional Innovation Investments Instrument (I3) – Capacity Building Strand 2b – 2023

Interregional Innovation Investments Instrument (I3) - Capacity Building Strand 2b aiming at hencing to build capacities for a successful participation in Strand 1 or Strand 2a calls, enhancing interregional cooperation with a view to identifying and sharing good practices, and experimenting new approaches

2023-03-16
7,1 million euro
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Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Research & Innovation Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries Large company (> 250 employees) Local Authority & Affiliated Entity Research centre & university Smes & Start-Ups (< 249 Employees) State administration & affiliated entities
Regions European Union

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Priorities and funded actions

Objectives

  • To build capacities for a successful participation in Strand 1 or Strand 2a calls, enhancing interregional cooperation with a view to identifying and sharing good practices, and experimenting new approaches

Priorities

  • Priority 1: company engagement and identification of a pipeline of investment projects
  • Priority 2: increasing investment readiness and capacity to build interregional business and investment plans
  • Priority 3: exploring the use of technical assistance from the mainstream programmes to structure and reinforce the local ecosystems internally (identification of specific challenges to address fragmentation, identification of the innovation potential, ecosystem building and animation, company involvement, putting in place the right framework conditions based on best practices identified) in order to develop the capacities to connect the local ecosystems at interregional level
  • Priority 4: connecting the less developed regions with other ecosystems (reinforcing connections with relevant platforms and EU networks, mobilising the ecosystem in the framework of S3 partnerships) and integration them in EU value chains
  • Priority 5: building capacities to understand value chains articulation and implementation

Among financed action

  • Ecosystem Building and Connection
  • Supporting the identification of investment projects
  • Mapping & Benchmarking
  • Networking and staff exchange schemes

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 18 and 24 months

Eligibility

  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Be established in one of the EU Member States
  • Be a consortium with minimum 2 entities representing 2 different regional ecosystems from 2 different EU Member States and represent at least 1 “more developed region” of an EU Member State
  • The consortium must include innovation actors such as public administrations, research and academia, industry, end users
  • The coordinator must be established in an EU Member State from a “less developed region” and be either a public body, private non-profit organisation or international organisation

 

Financement
  • Total budget of the topic: 7,1 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 500 000 and 1.5 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 100% of the total eligible costs

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