“Mutual policy learning and exchange of good practices” are not only high on the Interreg Europe agenda.

The Horizon 2020 (H2020) programme offers a specific opportunity for “innovation support agencies, i.e. the regional and national agencies that design and/or implement innovation support programmes for SMEs” to improve their policies and practices with respect to the delivery of innovation support to SMEs.

The call INNOSUP-05-2018-2020 Peer learning of innovation agencies provides such regional or national innovation agencies to engage with peers in the development of “new approaches in innovation support to SMEs”.

Funding for grants awarded under this topic will take the form of a fixed lump sum of EUR 15.000 / 50.000.

Upcoming cut-off dates for the submission of a proposal are:       

  • 18 October 2018
  • 13 March 2019
  • 16 October 2019

The estimated budget for the call is of EUR 500.000 for 2018 and again EUR 500.000 for 2019.

More information on the call for proposal, including all documents necessary to take part, are available at http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/h2020/topics/innosup-05-2018-2020.html