Pilot Calls on industrial transition and interregional cooperation

Audience: Public
Date: 09/10/2017

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On 18th July, the European Commission adopted the Communication "Strengthening innovation in Europe's regions: towards resilient, inclusive and sustainable territorial growth strategies", in the frame of which the Commission proposed launching two pilot actions by the end of 2017 on "Interregional innovation projects" and "Industrial transition regions".

1) Call for Expression of Interest for Regional Authorities to Participate in a Pilot Action on Industrial Transition

DG REGIO seeks expressions of interest from national and regional authorities, at the appropriate geographical level and at least at NUTS level 2, willing to work on the basis of their respective smart specialisation strategies in order to promote broad-based innovation to address the challenges of industrial transition. The deadline for this call is 31st October 2017 at 23:00h Brussels time.

2) Call for Expression of Interest for Thematic Partnerships to Pilot Interregional Innovation Projects

DG REGIO seeks expressions of interest from transnational partnerships of regional authorities, which include regional stakeholders (universities, research centres, clusters, SMEs, etc.), that are willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships aimed at facilitating the commercialisation and scale-up of inter-regional innovation projects and to incentivise business investments. The deadline for this call is 31st October 2017 at 23:00h Brussels time.