On 5 September Eureka launched the first INNOWIDE call, a hands-on grant for European SMEs providing them with €60 000 for a market viability study in an international market. Although the funding goes to a European SME, some of it can be sub-contracted to a local partner in the targeted regions.
This first call will fund 50 projects, with up to 25 of those involving counterparts in Africa and the other 25 for North and South America, the Middle East or Asia-Pacific.
With regards to Africa, this call introduces a concept of reciprocity, targeting and supporting not only innovations by SMEs from EU Member States or Horizon Europe associated countries and directed towards Africa, but also those from an African SMEs directed towards an EU Member States or Horizon Europe associated countries . In the latter case, the application should, however, be submitted by a partner SME from an EU Member State or Horizon Europe associated country, on behalf of the African counterpart.
Deadline for submission: 15 November 2022 (17:00 CET).
- Publication date
- 14 October 2022
- Directorate-General for Research and Innovation