European Innovation Ecosystems Online Info Session
On 07 September 2022, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) is organising an informative webinar to learn more about the European Innovation Ecosystems Work Programme (EIE) and the Startup Europe initiative under the European Innovation Council Work Programme 2022.
The EIE WP aims to create more connected, inclusive and efficient innovation ecosystems that support the scaling of companies and spur innovation to address important challenges. The focus is on:
- building interconnected innovation ecosystems across Europe that foster inclusiveness (CONNECT destination)
- reinforcing network connectivity within and between innovation ecosystems for sustainable business growth in Europe (SCALEUP destination). This includes support to women-led companies in deep tech (Women TechEU call).
- building synergies with the wider European startup ecosystem via the second wave of actions under the Commission’s Startup Europe initiative (STARTUPEU call).
All these actions encourage innovation and stimulate cooperation among national, regional and local innovation actors in view of helping European innovators and European enterprises to achieve their full potential.
Five calls are currently open for various types of innovation ecosystem stakeholders. The deadline for submissions is 27 September 2022 for the CONNECT calls, 04 October 2022 for SCALEUP and Women TechEU, and 17 November 2022 for the STARTUPEU Call.