Actions for the European Innovation Ecosystem

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Aims to create and expand more connected, inclusive, and efficient innovation ecosystems that support the growth of companies and spur innovation to address important challenges in a responsible way .  The funding will support mainly strategically oriented long-term programmes of activities to enable authorities in charge of public national, regional, or local innovation policies and programmes, with the participation of the private sector and research and innovation actors, to implement joint activities towards innovation development and deployment.

Eligible actions

  • CONNECT – Interconnected innovation ecosystems

    The actions in CONNECT seeks to support the flagship action on accelerating and strengthening innovation in European Innovation Ecosystems across the EU and addressing the innovation divide under the New European Innovation Agenda.
  • INNOVSMESPartnership on Innovative SMEs

    The action under INNOVSMES will support the European Partnership on Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), which will help innovative SMEs to increase their research and innovation (R&I) capacity and productivity and successfully embed in global value chains and access new markets.


Opening date

Next deadline

Deadline model


Implementing co-funded action plans for connected regional innovation valleys

17 May 2023

17 October 2023


Stimulating Experimentation Practices

08 June 2023

21 September 2023


Specialist Advisory Services to build capacities on innovation procurement

08 June 2023

21 September 2023


Ambit: Europe

Budget: 600.000 €

Organism: European comission

Nature the project: R&D

Depending on the topics and type of actions require different participation, but normally they are consortiums, including: national, regional and/or local authorities together with private actors, state-owned enterprises, and research and innovation actors or networks, e.g. the European Institute of Innovation and the Technology Knowledge and Innovation Communities (EIT KICs) and Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs).

Variable, depends on the topic.