Enhancing Research & Innovation (ERDF: €45m)
The economies of the region have a low proportion of high value sectors and low levels of Research & Innovation. There is an opportunity to build effective cross-border collaboration partnerships that will significantly impact upon the overall regional capacity for Research & Innovation in targeted sectors.
This objective will increase business industry-relevant Research & Innovation capacity across the region within two target sectors; 'Health & Life Sciences' and 'Renewable Energy'. It will result in an increase in the annual number of peer reviewed journal and conference publications within these two sectors, with cross-border authorship and with the potential to create economic impact. These sectors have been identified in consultation with national economic development agencies. They offer the most potential for growth and are relevant to all regions within the Programme's eligible area.
Output: 514 years worth of PhD (or above) level research
Output: 5 research institutions participating in cross-border, transnational or interregional research projects
Output: 20 enterprises receiving support
Output: 10 enterprises receiving grants
Output: 20 enterprises receiving non-financial support
Output:10 enterprises cooperating with research institutions
Output: 10 enterprises participating in cross-border, transnational or interregional research projects
The above outputs can be achieved through the following indicative actions:
- The creation of clusters which will enable the development of virtual centres of excellence within the region, involving capacity and competence building;
- Clusters will complement existing Research & innovation strategies within jurisdictions by promoting cross-border cooperation and will take the form of partnership arrangements between existing institutions in academia, public sector agencies and private sector companies;
- The further development of existing competence centres to facilitate increased levels of cross-border collaboration;
- The clusters will address market failure in the Research Technology Development and Innovation (RTDI) landscape, whereby the risk associated with the longer-term nature of strategic research carried out cannot be addressed by individual companies.
Closed Funding Calls
The SEUPB closed this call at 3pm on 6 May 2016.
- Research & Innovation - Objective 1.1 ''Health & Life Sciences and Renewable Energy". Full details of the call, including expected results and outputs can be accessed here.
- FAQs relating to this call can be accessed here.