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Supporting innovation development and digital transformation small and medium-sized enterprise (MSMEs) – 2022

Supporting innovation development and digital transformation small and medium-sized enterprise (MSMEs) aiming at accelerating the digital transformation especially in creative and cultural industry

3 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Cooperation & Development Research & Innovation Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries Smes & Start-Ups (< 249 Employees)
Regions European Union, Latin America

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Venezuela
  • Ecuador
  • Bolivia
  • Panamá
  • Costa Rica,
  • Nicaragua
  • El Salvador
  • Honduras
  • Guatemala
  • República Dominicana
  • Cuba

Action must take place in Salvador

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To accelerate the digital transformation of small and medium-size enterprises especially in creative and cultural industry


  • Priority 1: to strengthen the University link – Private enterprise with the aim of strengthening business development services related to innovation, digital transformation, incubation and acceleration of small and medium-size enterprise

Among finances actions

  • Actions that strengthen the capacities of MSMEs to incorporate digital and innovation
  • Actions that strengthen Higher Education Institutions to provide better services to MSMEs in innovation, digital transformation, incubation and acceleration
  • Promotion of exchange spaces that promote digital transformation in MSMEs
  • Actions that promote an academic offer to respond to the demands of the business sector to face the digital transformation
  • Actions to promote cooperation between higher education institutions, MSMEs and public actors in the Innovation System
  • Development and implementation of solutions based on Copernicus11 programme services
  • Promote and/or improve the incubation and acceleration services of MSMEs for the creation and development of digital startups
  • Promote disruptive business models and/or processes, focused on innovation and digital business transformation.
  • Promote the digital transformation of the internal processes of MSMEs

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 24 ans 48 months


  • Be a legal non-profit entity
  • Be established in a Member State of the European Union or an eligible country in the Americas
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action
  • If the applicant is not established in El Salvador, he must submit his proposal in partnership with a co-applicant established in El Salvador
  • Total budget of the call: 3 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 1,5 and 3 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 85% of the total eligible costs

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