The Work Programme will focus on the following:
- Interregional cooperation in shared or complementary smart specialisation areas;
- Promoting innovation and smart economic transformation for addressing societal challenges in the EU;
- Supporting innovation and development of value chains in less developed regions;
Next Steps – New I3 Instrument grants
New calls will be launched in second quarter 2023 to tackle digital, green transition and smart manufacturing challenges linked to the challenges identified in the New European Innovation Agenda.
These calls will provide financial and advisory support for demonstration activities, commercialisation, and upscaling of mature innovations and developing new value chains in less developed regions. A Capacity building Call for less developed regions will follow in Q3 2023.
Source: European Commission I EISMEA (https://bit.ly/3K3nfa0)