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PPPA – Pilot action on interregional innovation call for expression of interest for COVID-19 response and recovery partnerships – 2020

Grants for projects which aim to fund Pilot projects (PP) and Preparatory Actions (PA) introducing new initiatives that might turn into standing EU activities and programmes

400,000 euros

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Health
Regions European Union

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Priorities and funded actions

* To incentivise business investment projects accelerating commercialisation and scale-up of inter-regional innovation

* To accelerate the response and recovery process from the COVID-19, joining forces to identify solutions to new emerging challenges (health safety, security, need for a rapid uptake of smart, digital, circular and sustainable solutions);
* To focus on commercialisation and scale-up of concrete investment projects;
* To attract private investment for promising, but risky innovation projects, and address the gap for financing the step from technology development and validation to market;
* To explore and strengthen synergies and develop investment pipelines for projects which are bankable for support from financial instruments, in particular through the European Fund for Strategic Investment, and other EU initiatives and projects supported under INTERREG, Horizon 2020, DEP, EIT KICs, Joint Undertakings, European Innovation Partnerships and Macro-regional strategies

Amongst financed actions
* Concrete actions for the commercialisation and scale-up of interregional investments;
* Identify financial and legal obstacles to commercialisation and scale-up

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Eligibility:
– Partnerships should be composed of regional authorities from at least four different EU countries;
– Regional authorities, universities, research centres, clusters, SMEs, etc.


* Grant amount: 100,000 euros

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