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European Innovation Ecosystems calls

European Innovation Ecosystems actions are grouped under three destinations: CONNECT, SCALEUP and INNOVSMES.


Publication date
Opening date
Deadline model
Multiple cut-off
Deadline dates
10 May 2022, 17:00 / 26 Apr 2022, 17:00 / 27 Sep 2022, 17:00 / 4 Oct 2022, 17:00 (CEST)


Check the open and upcoming calls on the Funding and tenders opportunities portal.


The actions in CONNECT focus on building interconnected, inclusive innovation ecosystems across Europe by drawing on the existing strengths of national, regional and local ecosystems and pulling in new, less well-represented actors and territories to set, undertake, and achieve collective ambitions towards challenges for the benefit of society, including the green, digital, and social transitions.


The actions in SCALEUP focus on reinforcing network connectivity within and between innovation ecosystems to accelerate sustainable business growth with high societal value. By actively engaging in local, national and European networks, companies can better capture and create ecosystem opportunities and gain new competitive advantage.

One of the actions funded under the SCALEUP destination is the WomenTechEU initiative.


The INNOVSMES destination supports the European Partnership on Innovative SMEs.

The European Partnership on Innovative SMEs will help innovative SMEs to increase their research and innovation (R&I) capacity and productivity and successfully embed in global value chains and new markets.

The INNOVSMES call is closed (deadline was 1 September 2021).