The Commission has published its proposal for Horizon Europe, an ambitious €100 billion research and innovation programme that will succeed Horizon 2020. The proposal was made as part of the EU’s proposal for the next EU long-term budget, the multiannual financial framework (MFF).
The EU institutions reached a provisional agreement on Horizon Europe on 20 March 2019. The European Parliament endorsed the provisional agreement on 17 April 2019.
THE MAIN FEATURES OF HORIZON EUROPE
Horizon Europe is proposed as the most ambitious research and innovation funding programme ever. It will continue to drive Europe’s scientific excellence through the European Research Council and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellowships and exchanges and draw on the scientific advice, technical support and dedicated research of the Joint Research Centre (JRC). And it will add a new level of ambition and boost the scientific, economic and societal impact of EU funding.
Opened on November 7, the INNOSUP-01-2018-2020 call for proposals for cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains has an allocated budget of 25.150.000 EUR and aims at developing new cross-sectoral industrial value chains across the EU, by building upon the innovation potential of SMEs.
The action promotes cross-border and cross-sectoral collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship across different regions and value chains, and seeks proposals that focus on integrating and supporting groups of SMEs in collaboration with other innovation actors when addressing specific problems and challenges.
Call name: For a better innovation support to SMEs | Call ID: H2020-INNOSUP-2018-2020
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The project’s support for the European SMEs with a total value of €4.2 million will offer €1.4 million direct vouchers to companies (to be spent on technology implementation) and €2.8 million in additional services.
24 SMEs will be awarded access to the ‘Circularity Programme’ – an acceleration program lasting up to 9 months with up to €60k vouchers and dedicated services from high-level Designers-in-Residence and top business professionals (mentors) who will guide them along the program to design new, circularity solutions.
Further 42 SMEs will be selected for the ‘Value Chain Replication Program’, obtaining €15k to create circular feasibility plans. This program will last for 3 months.
This will be implemented by two programs supporting European SMEs in new business models:
The Circularity Program and the Circularity Value Replication Program
This 9 months program will help Circularity SMEs reach “Circularity Solutions”. It offers:
Up to 24 Classic SMEs will be selected through 2 Open Calls to take part in a previous Prototype-athon, and the best 12 best will be invited to the Circularity Program to create new solutions.
This 3 months program aims at Adopter SMEs willing to incorporate or get inspired by the Circularity Solutions developed. It offers designers in residence professional services to define their own road map and incorporate those solutions in their processes (Feasibility Plan).
42 adopter SMEs that will take part in the program will be selected through 2 Open Calls and will be supported up to €15k per Adopter
For more specific information, please visit the C-Voucher website