DG Enterprise & Industry organises Info Day on two Calls for Proposals

6 MARCH 2013

The European Commission's Enterprise & industry Directorate-General has published two call for proposals that might be of interest to you given their focus on "Promoting cluster excellence" (62/G/ENT/CIP/13/C/N04C031) and on "Clusters and Entrepreneurship in Support of Emerging Industries" (64/G/ENT/CIP/13/C/N04C02), where the latter will aims to foster cross-sectoral spillovers, including through creativity and creative input. On 20 March 2013, DG Enterprise and Industry will organise an information day.

The first call will be implemented through a one-stage procedure inviting transnational, regional consortia to submit full proposals for adapting and using the results and tools developed by the European Cluster Excellence Initiative to improve cluster management capacity and excellence in their respective regions. The submission deadline is 6 June 2013.

The second call invites interested regional organisations to submit, in a first stage, a short “concept note” on their vision of how to promote entrepreneurship in regions by using clusters as platforms with a view to supporting the development of emerging industries. The concept notes shall be submitted by 17.04.2013. The “winners” of this first round will then be invited to submit full proposals by 22.08.2013 outlining in detail how a ‘systemic approach’ shall be followed to reshape existing industrial value chains and/or to create new value chains thereby stimulating growth and employment.

For both calls, only electronic submissions will be accepted.

Call for Proposals – Financial Aspects (pdf)
Call for Proposal: Clusters and Entrepreneurship in Support of Emerging Industries (pdf)

To register for the info day, please click here.

Background information:
Information Day (agenda)
DG Enterprise and Industry Calls for Proposals