Commission launched 122 million euros calls to close innovation gaps and strengthen innovation ecosystems
The European Commission launched three calls to engage regions with lower innovation performance and create innovation valleys. A total of 122 million euros is available.
The calls are part of Horizon Europe's Interregional Innovation Facility (I3) and European Innovation Ecosystem (EIE) actions.
The total budget made available by Brussels is 122 million euros and the ultimate goal of the calls is ambitious: to help European regions thrive in vibrant innovation ecosystems and enable them to join forces and propose trans-regional innovation projects within the framework of smart specialization strategies.
The call for Interconnected Innovation Ecosystems
Building on the experience of the European Regional Innovation Partnerships, the Regional Innovation Valleys have the task of bringing together different partners and stakeholders, who will cooperate