INNOWWIDE call for Viability Assessment Projects

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INNOWWIDE call for VAPs closes 31 March 2020

INNOWWIDE is launching its 2nd call for proposals that focus on supporting innovative European SMEs and start-ups in targeting international markets.

The call is for Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) in markets of:

  • developing countries
  • large emerging economies (Brazil, Russia, India, China, Mexico etc)
  • developed countries

What are VAPs?
Viability Assessment Projects are a comprehensive, balanced and coherent set of preliminary technical, market, legal and socioeconomic assessments intended to validate the viability of international, innovative businesses solutions along emerging global value chains.

VAPs should identify and assess key framework conditions that may favour or block the effective deployment of collaborative solutions and models in target third countries. VAPs also include a refined and viable definition of such business solutions and models, together with their implementation strategies.

Who can apply?
Innovative SMEs, including young companies and start-ups from any sector can apply if they are:

  • established in an EU Member State or a Horizon 2020 associated country (UK businesses are also eligible to apply)
  • looking to compete and start business in new and emerging markets around the world
  • engaged in an economic activity (selling products or providing services on the market)

Applicants must also meet financial viability and ethical criteria specified in the INNOWWIDE Call 2 guidelines.

Call deadline: 31 March 2020.

Find out more about the INNOWWIDE funding opportunities.

A series of webinars will take place in February provide practical information for SMEs and potential R&I partners in third countries about the INNOWWIDE open call.

Find webinar dates and register