Call for expressions of interest for setting-up and co-leading new partnerships in new thematic areas related to Industrial Modernisation, Agri-Food and Energy
The Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry) aims to support EU regions committed to generate a pipeline of industrial investment projects following a bottom-up approach - implemented through interregional cooperation, cluster participation and industry involvement.
The S3P-Industry co-developed and co-led by the regions themselves ensuring an active participation of industry and related business organisations such as clusters, as well as research institutions, academia and civil society.
The Smart Specialisation Platform for Agri-Food (S3P Agri-Food) established at EU level aims to accelerate the development of joint investment projects in the EU by encouraging and supporting interregional cooperation in thematic areas based on smart specialisation priorities defined by regional and national government linked to agriculture and food. Through the S3P Agri-Food, EU regions and member states are able to implement more efficiently their smart specialisation strategies, and regional stakeholders benefit from the new cooperation opportunities with partners from other regions.
The S3PEnergy will contribute the EU energy policy priorities by facilitating partnerships between EU regions that have identified renewable energy technologies and innovative energy solutions as their smart specialisation priorities and by promoting alignment between local, regional, national and European activities on energy sustainability, competitiveness and security of supply.
CALL: Expressions of interest for setting-up and co-leading new partnerships in new thematic areas related to Industrial Modernisation, Agri-Food and Energy may be submitted here between the periods:
- 1 February - 31 March
- 1 September - 31 October.
It is anticipated that the evaluation of all new submissions will be completed by:
- 31 May (in case of submissions between 1 February - 31 March) and
- 31 December (in case of submissions between 1 September - 31 October).
The Commission will mobilise a wide range of advice and support services to offer continuous support to the interregional partnerships to make this approach a real success for the benefit of all EU regions and their stakeholders.