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Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) calls - Strand 2a


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Opening date
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Deadline dates
22 Feb 2022, 17:00 / 20 Apr 2022, 17:00 / 18 Oct 2022, 17:00 (CEST)


The Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Work Programme aims at promoting innovation through smart specialisation and interregional collaboration. The I3 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 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. This strand has a strong cohesion dimension and focuses on creating linkages between less developed regions with those regions where such regional innovation capacity is more advanced. It supports both foreign direct investment-driven value chains and other emerging sectors.