Promoting research and innovation (Priority Axis 1)

  • Open until 23 November 2018
  • Focus on investment priorities:

1a – research and innovation infrastructure

Enhancing research and innovation infrastructure and capacities to develop research and innovation excellence, and promoting centres of competence, in particular those of European interest.

1b – business investment in research and innovation:

Developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the Higher Education sector; in particular promoting investment in product and service development, technology transfer, social innovation, eco-innovation, public service applications, demand stimulation, networking, clusters and open innovation through smart specialisation.

Supporting technological and applied research, pilot lines, early product validation actions, advance manufacturing capabilities and first production, in particular in key enabling technologies and diffusion of general purpose technologies.

Indicative funding available: £15,300,000. A minimum value of £500,000 of funding can be applied for.