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27 Jul 2020

EC launches call for innovative response and recovery partnerships between EU regions

On 27 July 2020, the European Commission launched a call for expressions of interest for thematic partnerships to pilot interregional innovation projects that support the response and recovery following the coronavirus pandemic. The aim of the call is to help regions catch the opportunities emerging from the crisis, develop resilience and build on green and digital transformation for the recovery of the most affected sectors, such as health and tourism.

Under this call, the European Commission seeks expressions of interest from transnational partnerships of regional authorities and other stakeholders such as universities, research centres, clusters and SMEs willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships aimed at facilitating the commercialisation and scale-up of interregional innovation projects and to incentivise business investment.

The call will support interregional partnerships in four thematic areas:

1. development of the medical value chain

2. safety and management of medical waste

3. sustainable and digital tourism

4. developing hydrogen technologies in carbon-intensive regions.

Call information

EC Press release

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