Call for proposals - Clusters and entrepreneurship in support of emerging industries 64-G-ENT-CIP-13-C-N04C02 Closed!


The aim of this call is to help regions in using clusters as platforms for promoting entrepreneurship in view of supporting the development of emerging industries. The main objective is to facilitate the reshaping of existing industrial value chains and/or to create new value chains by capitalising (1) on the transformative power of cross-cutting technologies and service innovation, (2) on all forms of creativity that help stimulate innovation, and/or (3) on the potential of resource efficiency and the concept of the "circular economy" that shall lead to a more robust and resilient industrial landscape.


Applicants are expected to develop all of the following three specific activities that are explained in more detail below:

  1. Mutual transnational policy learning;
  2. Cluster collaboration and networking activities;
  3. Entrepreneurial support activities through voucher schemes, service incubation or SME internationalisation.

European community funding

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

  • 4,25 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 April 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche 64-G-ENT-CIP-13-C-N04C02 (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Any legal organisation

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)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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