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Grants to Strengthen Innovation Action (IA)

Grants to Strengthen Innovation Action (IA)

Deadline: 21-Sep-22

The European Commission (EC) is excited to announce an open call to strengthen Innovation Action (IA).

An Innovation Action (IA) in the frame of the Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking (KDT JU), primarily consists of activities aiming at technology or method introduction, pilot lines, test beds, demonstrators, innovation pilots and zones of full-scale testing.

These activities produce plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes, methods and tools or services. For this purpose they may include prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation and market replication.

Funding Information
The total indicative EU budget for the topic is EUR 20 million.

An IA proposal in KDT JU is characterized by one or more of the following:

Execution by an industrial consortium that may consist of large enterprises and SMEs but also including universities, institutes, public organizations;
Using innovative technology;
Establishment of a new and realistic innovation environment connected with an industrial environment, such as:
a pilot line facility capable of manufacturing
a zone of full-scale testing;
a development of new processes or tools and their introduction in several domains;
the development of frameworks or platforms together with the usage of these frameworks or platforms in innovative products.
Having a deployment plan leading to short to mid term economic value creation in Europe.
Eligible Countries
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sloval Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Turkey.

Eligibility Criteria
For the partners of a Participating State that coordinates grants, specific rules may apply regarding the eligibility to national funding.
Size limit: the maximum size of the project is 70 participants.
Capping: The EU contribution per project is capped at 25M€ and the maximum contribution per partner in a project is limited to 30% of the total EU funding for the project.
Proposals that do not comply will be excluded.
For the purposes of the eligibility conditions, applicants established in Horizon 2020 Associated Countries or in other third countries negotiating association to Horizon Europe will be treated as entities established in an Associated Country, if the Horizon Europe association agreement with the third country concerned applies at the time of signature of the grant agreement.
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