Call for Proposals - Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) FP7-PEOPLE-2011-IAPP Closed!


The European Commission has given notice of the launch of calls for proposals under the 2011 People work programmes of the Seventh Framework Programme for Research, Technological Development and Demonstration Activities (2007 to 2013).

This action seeks to enhance industry-academia cooperation in terms of research training, career development and knowledge sharing, in particular with SMEs, and including traditional manufacturing industries. It is based on longer term cooperation programmes with a high potential for increasing mutual understanding of the different cultural settings and skill requirements of both the industrial and academic sectors.

The IAPP action in 2010 will provide EUR 80 million to support the 'Innovation Union' flagship initiative by strengthening research and business performance and by promoting innovation and knowledge transfer throughout the EU. Stronger cooperation between universities and business via staff exchange will encourage entrepreneurship and help to turn creative ideas into innovative products and processes that can efficiently address European and global societal challenges.


Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways: Support for training and career development of researchers

The action will be implemented through targeted and flexible support for human resources interactions within cooperation programmes between at least two organisations, one from each sector and from at least two different Member States or associated countries.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 80,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 December 2010 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - People (Work programme)
  • Marie Curie Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP) (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Universities
  • Any legal organisation
  • Non profit organisations
  • Non-governmental organization

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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