September 1, 2022

Infoday I3 Instrument 2022

On 23 June 2022, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) organized an online information day on the Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument new calls.

Consortiums can apply to Strand 1 and 2a until next 18 October 2022.  Strand 1 targets mature partnerships to help them accelerate market uptake and scale-up of innovative solutions in shared smart specialization priority areas, as well as to develop a portfolio of investment projects. 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. Proposals must fit one of the I3 topics: digital transition, green transition or smart manufacturing.

During the event, the statistics for the first cut-off 2021 of the I3 Instrument was presented. Strand 1 received 16 submitted proposals, 44% of them were approved. For Strand 2, 7 proposals were submitted, obtaining a success rate of 43%. Additional information can be obtained in the documentation provided below.

It was also detailed how to submit a good proposal, including a series of useful tips to take into account during the preparation.

The Interregional Innovation Investment Instrument (I3) financed from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF represents an opportunity to support interregional portfolios of companies’ investments bringing innovation to the market at high technology readiness levels (TRL 6-9) and reshaping EU interregional value chains.

It funds interregional innovation investments projects under shared smart specialization priorities (S3) in the following thematic areas: green transition, digital transition and smart manufacturing which take place in the S3 participating regions. It aims to use the untapped potential of investments in innovation where the public and private sectors, as well as research and business from different countries and regions, can work together.

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