Call for proposals 2021 - Interconnected Innovation Ecosystems (2021) HORIZON-EIE-2021-CONNECT-01 Closed!


Proposals for topics under this destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to interconnected innovation ecosystems, and more specifically to the following impact:

  • Interconnected, inclusive and more efficient innovation ecosystems across Europe that draws on the existing strengths of European, national, regional and local ecosystems and pulls in new, less well-represented stakeholders and less advanced in innovation territories, to set, undertake, and achieve collective ambitions towards challenges for the benefit of the society, including green, digital, and social transitions.


This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-EIE-2021-CONNECT-01-01: Preparatory action for setting up joint programmes among innovation ecosystems actors (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-EIE-2021-CONNECT-01-02: Building capabilities in innovation procurement (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)

European community funding

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

  • 8,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 October 2021 - 2 days ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (Legal base)

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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