Euroclusters call for proposals underway

Euroclusters call for proposals underway

The European Commission has launched around 30 cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and trans-European strategic Joint Cluster Initiatives to be called Euroclusters, with the aim to help in the implementation of the updated industrial strategy.

Clusters are regional ecosystems of related industries and competencies featuring a broad array of inter-industry interdependencies. The European Cluster Collaboration Platform has mapped more than 1200 clusters. You can find them, per industrial ecosystem, here: Industrial Ecosystems | European Cluster Collaboration Platform

The call for proposals (SMP-COSME-2021-CLUSTER) is now ongoing. Its objectives cover the following topics:

  1. Network for resilience to improve the resilience of the EU industrial ecosystems by developing value chains interlinkages in the EU Single Market;

  2. Innovate for strategic autonomy to build capacity in the most critical supplies and technologies of their ecosystems;

  3. Adopt processes and technologies to reinforce transformation into a greener and more digital economy;

  4. Train to foster up- and re-skilling of the workforce whilst attracting talents;

  5. Go international to boost access to global supply and value chains.

Proposals should be focused on one of the 15 strands: Open Strand for proposals focused on cross-fertilisation of various industrial ecosystems with no specific focus on one industrial ecosystem, or one of the 14 Industrial Ecosystem Strands.

Target audience: Cluster organisations and cluster networks (for more information and definitions please refer to the call text, section 6) or other types of organisations supporting green and digital transitions and building EU resilience

Available budget: EUR 42 000 000

Learn more here.