The COSME’s new tender is now open
The call for European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for Smart Specialization Investments is now open.
The overall objective of this call is to boost industrial competitiveness and investment in the EU via cross-regional cooperation and networking by supporting the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialization investments.
At the heart of the partnerships shall be the creation of value chain linkages and joint business cooperation projects and investments amongst groups of SMEs in specific industrial areas.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 2 800 000.
The maximum grant per project will be EUR 350,000.
EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises) expects to fund eight proposals.
The grant is limited to a maximum reimbursement rate of 75% of eligible costs.
The deadline for submission is on the 8th March, 2018, 17:00:00, Brussels time.
Please find more information on the call, eligibility and evaluation criteria as well as on the submission process here.