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News article17 May 2023European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

Regional Innovation Valleys calls for proposals are now open

The European Commission has launched today complementary calls for proposals under the Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Instrument and the European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) part of Horizon Europe.

In line with of the New European Innovation Agenda, the Regional Innovation Valleys (RIVs) aim to create connected regional innovation valleys across the European Union (EU), involving regions with lower innovation performances, by building on strategic areas of regional strength and specialisation (defined in their smart specialisation strategies), in support of key EU priorities.  

Today, the European Commission has dedicated EUR 122 million under Horizon Europe (European Innovation Ecosystems) and under the European Regional Development Fund (Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Instrument).

The calls are open for applications from 17 May until 17 October 2023, 17:00 CET:

An online info session for potential applicants is scheduled on 25 May, at 09:30-12:00 CET.

Registrations are open on this page, a team of experts who will share insights about the policy background and the calls application process.

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Commission launched €122 million calls for proposals to close innovation gaps in the EU and strengthen innovation ecosystems