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I3 Instrument - Strand 2b Capacity Building in Less Developed Regions - recording and PPT available

On 19 January 2023, an information day was held about "I3 -Strand 2b Capacity Building in Less Developed Regions". Presentation and the recoding are now available. 

The purpose of this event was to inform potential applicants about the call for proposals stemming from the Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Instrument - Strand 2b Capacity Building in Less Developed Regions (LDR) that is open and published on 15 December 2022.


23 JANUARY 2023
Interregional Innovation Investment Information Day - PPT


Background information

The objective of the call is to test new approaches in order to increase the capacity of regional innovation ecosystems in less developed regions participating in EU value chains. Actions under this call shall facilitate the cooperation between regions which want to develop and increase their capacity to participate in the Interregional Innovation Investments prorgramme, e.g. for the submission of proposals under the I3 Instrument Strands 1 and 2a calls.

The submission deadline is 16 March 2023, 17:00 CET. For more information about the call check the Call page.


  • regional integration
  • Thursday 19 January 2023, 14:30 - 16:40 (CET)


  1. 19 Jan 2023, 14:30 - 14:40 (CET)
    Welcome, housekeeping and agenda

    Intro: Catherine WENDT (REGIO) 

    Moderator: Denisa PERRIN (EISMEA)

  2. 14:40 - 14:55 (CET)
    Policy background


  3. 14:55 - 15:25 (CET)
    Strand 2b –Capacity Building in Less Developed Regions

    Michael BERZ (EISMEA)

    • What are we looking for
    • Eligible entities & activities
    • Call planning & budget available


  4. 15:25 - 29 Jan 2023, 15:45 (CET)
    Detailed budget table


    • How to fill the budget table


  5. 19 Jan 2023, 15:45 - 16:05 (CET)
    Submitting a good proposal

    Eric KOCH (EISMEA)

    • How to apply
    • Tips and tricks for submitting a good proposal


  6. 16:05 - 16:30 (CET)

    Closing session

  7. 16:30 - 16:40 (CET)

    Denisa PERRIN (EISMEA)

Practical information

Thursday 19 January 2023, 14:30 - 16:40 (CET)