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Call: European Cluster Excellence Programme

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Programme
Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"COSME"

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
COSME supports SMEs in the following areas:

  • Accessing finance
  • Opening markets
  • Supporting entrepreneurs
  • Improving business conditions
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Call
European Cluster Excellence Programme
Description of call
"European Cluster Excellence Programme"
The overall objective of this call is to strengthen cluster management excellence and facilitate exchanges and strategic partnering between clusters and specialised eco-systems across Europe, including through implementing a new “ClustersXchange” pilot scheme. As high quality cluster management and strategic connections between clusters are key elements of world-class clusters, the call aims to foster SME competitiveness and assist companies to successfully access global markets by exploiting the innovation and growth potential that clusters can offer.
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Thematic Focus SME, Competitiveness, Innovation, Education
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)
Applicant details Applicants must be a cluster organisation or a business network organisation
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Projects need to involve at least 3 partners from 3 different countries
Project duration min 20 months
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Budget: 3.6 million €
Max. grant per project: 360 000 €
Co-financing rate: max. 75%
Submission Online via Participant Portal
Contact Details
EASME-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu

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