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Call: European incubation network(s) for creativity-driven innovation

Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme

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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European incubation network(s) for creativity-driven innovation
Description of call
"European incubation network(s) for creativity-driven innovation"
The action aims to support the creation of trans-national network(s) of business incubators and accelerators with a focus on providing business support to SMEs and start-ups in the fashion and the tourism sectors integrating creativity, art and design skills from CCIs (Cultural and Creative Industries) with cutting-edge technology, science and other relevant expertise.

The Call is targeting at two distinctive sectors FashionTech and Tourism. For that purpose, Topic 1 (FashionTech) is to support trans-national network(s) of business incubators and accelerators providing business support to SMEs and start-ups focussing on the intersection of Fashion and technology. The other topic 2 (Tourism) is to support trans-national network(s) of business incubators and accelerators providing business support to SMEs and start-ups operating in the tourism sector focussing on CCIs driven innovation.
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Thematic Focus Art & Culture, Cultural Heritage, History, Media, Tourism, Competitiveness, SME
Funding area EU Member States
EFTA countries
EEA Countries
Potential Candidate Countries
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
Candidate Countries
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Eligible applicants NGO / NPO, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, University, Research Institution, Association, Other
Applicant details The consortium is the network submitting the application.
Project Partner Details Proposals must be presented by consortia forming trans-national network(s) of business incubators, accelerators and business support organisations providing business support to SMEs and start-ups.
Consortia must be composed of at least four legal entities from at least three different EU Member States and/or COSME participating countries, as listed under section 6.1
Recurring Call Yes
Project duration min 24 months
Project duration max 36 months
Further info Applications for projects scheduled to run for a shorter or longer period than that specified in this call for proposals will not be accepted.
Financial details The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 2.6 Mio. € split as following:
Lot 1: 1.6 Mio. €.
Lot 2: 1 Mio. €.
The maximum grant per project will be 1.6 Mio. € per project for Lot 1, and 1 Mio. € for Lot. 2
The grant is limited to a maximum reimbursement rate of 75% of eligible costs.
Submission Applicants are requested to go to and follow the procedure for submitting an application.
No modification to the application is allowed once the deadline for submission has elapsed. However, if there is a need to clarify certain aspects or for the correction of clerical mistakes, the EASME may contact the applicant for this purpose during the evaluation process.
Applicants will be informed in writing about the results of the selection process.
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