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European Innovation Ecosystems work programme: upcoming calls worth €29.5 million

The European Commission has announced additional €11.7 million to strengthen the European Innovation Ecosystems.

The European Commission has adopted the amended European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) 2021-2022 Work Programme under Horizon Europe. It provides new funding opportunities for deep-tech start-ups led by women and the EU angel investment industry on top of existing actions that aim to create more connected and efficient innovation ecosystems.

The amended work programme clarifies the COFUND rate in the context of the forthcoming EIE calls due to open for submission on 14 June:

HORIZON-EIE-2022-CONNECT-02-01: Implementing co-funded action plans for interconnection of innovation ecosystems (budget: €8 million)

HORIZON-EIE-2022-CONNECT-02-02: Stimulating innovation procurement (budget: €4.5 million)

Standard changes to the HORIZON-EIE-2022-SCALEUP-02-01 Expanding Investments Ecosystems call conditions for lump sum topics were applied. 

The call has a total budget of €5 million and will open for submission on 21 June 2022.

More information is available here. The work programme document is available here.