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Call: Smart Growth in the Upper Rhine Region - Supporting the Development into an Internationally Competitive Cross-Border Region Focusing on Knowledge and Innovation

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Type of Fund Structural Fund
Description of programme
"Interreg Upperrhine"

The cooperation programme Interreg V-A France - Germany - Switzerland (Rhin supérieur - Oberrhein) addresses the most important cross-border challenges linked to the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy in the Upper Rhine region.

Strategically, within the axis "Smart Growth" the programme contributes to a strengthened cross-border regional innovation capacity as well as to an increased cooperation of small and medium-sized enterprises and research and development sector across borders.

At the same time, within the axis "Sustainable Growth", the programme foresees actions aiming at improving the protection of plant and animal species, reducing the environmental impact of the economic development and increasing the share of transport of people and goods with a lower environmental impact.

Within the axis "Inclusive growth" the programme envisages support for projects promoting cross-border employment and development of strategic economic sectors in the Upper Rhine region.

Finally, within the axis "Territorial cohesion" the programme plans actions targeting the development and improvement of cross-border public services and the enhancement of the identification of citizens with the Upper Rhine region.

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Smart Growth in the Upper Rhine Region - Supporting the Development into an Internationally Competitive Cross-Border Region Focusing on Knowledge and Innovation
Description of call
"Smart Growth in the Upper Rhine Region - Supporting the Development into an Internationally Competitive Cross-Border Region Focusing on Knowledge and Innovation"
As part of the Operational Program INTERREG V Upper Rhine, the Priority Axis A “Smart Growth in the Upper Rhine Region - Supporting the Development into an Internationally Competitive Cross-Border Region Focusing on Knowledge and Innovation “comprises the following objectives:

  1. Capacity building for cross-border research to achieve excellence in the fields of research and innovation in the Upper Rhine Region.
  2. Increased participation of companies in cross-border research and innovation measures in cooperation with research and education institutions.
  3. Reinforcement of applications and innovation developed by cross-border consortia from the Upper Rhine Region.
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Thematic Focus Regional development, Research, Innovation, Competitiveness
Funding area France Est Alsace
Germany / Deutschland Baden-Württemberg Freiburg
Germany / Deutschland Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe
Germany / Deutschland Rheinland-Pfanz Rheinhessen-Pfalz
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Origin of Applicant France Est Alsace
Germany / Deutschland Baden-Württemberg Freiburg
Germany / Deutschland Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe
Germany / Deutschland Rheinland-Pfanz Rheinhessen-Pfalz
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Research Institution, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Association, Public Services, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union
Project Partner Yes
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details The total budget earmarked for Priority Axis A amounts to 27.426.241 € from the European Fund for Regional Development for cross-border research and innovation projects.
This budget has largely been exhausted. The 22 ongoing projects correspond to about 21.932.210 € or 80% of the funds available.
Submission The filled out and signed “Documents for Expression of Interest“ have to be submitted electronically by Tuesday, 03 April 2018, 12:00 at the latest via following e-mail address: interessenbekundung@grandest.fr.
Contact Details

Alsace Region - Directory of the International and European relations
1 place Adrien Zeller
BP 91006 - 67070 Strasbourg Cedex
contact@region-alsace.eu


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