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Interregional Innovation Investments
|Parent program||European Regional Development Fund|
|Link to the program||eismea.ec.europa.eu|
Content of program
The Interregional innovation investments instrument as part of the European Regional and Development Fund (ERDF) aims at supporting interregional innovation projects in their commercialisation and scale-up phases giving them the tools to overcome regulatory and other barriers and bring their project to investment level.
The I3 Instrument work programme aims at promoting innovation through Smart Specialisation and interregional collaboration. The I3 Instrument supports stronger interregional cooperation in investments and makes sustainable connections by linking regional ecosystems in shared smart specialisation areas vital to accelerate market uptake of research results and stimulate innovation. Therefore its focus is on:
Strand 1 - Financial and advisory support for investments in interregional innovation projects
Strand 1 targets mature partnerships to help them accelerate market uptake and scale-up of innovative solutions in shared smart specialisation priority areas, as well as to develop a portfolio of investment projects.
Strand 2a - Financial and advisory support to the development of value chains in less developed regions
Strand 2a focuses on increasing the capacity of regional innovation ecosystems in less developed regions to participate in global value chains, as well as the capacity to participate in partnerships with other regions.
|Regions / countries for funding||Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT), EU Member States|
|Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), International organization, Other, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Research Institution incl. University, Education and training institution|
Minimum 3-5 partners from different Member States and regional ecosystems are required.
|Topics||Competitiveness of Enterprises, Employment/Labour Market, SME & entrepreneurship|
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|