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Call: Public Procurement of Innovation

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Programme
Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"COSME"

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
COSME supports SMEs in the following areas:

  • Accessing finance
  • Opening markets
  • Supporting entrepreneurs
  • Improving business conditions
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Call
Public Procurement of Innovation
Description of call
"Public Procurement of Innovation"
This call supports projects that focus on improving market access for SMEs inside the EU, specifically regarding the public procurement market. Specifically, this call focus on the following 3 objectives:
  1. Encourage cooperation between public buyers to promote the use of public procurement to contribute to the development of innovation;
  2. Use public procurement as a mechanism to pilot innovation in areas of strong public interest (e.g. clean energy or healthcare);
  3. Link and establish synergies with research and innovation projects funded by the EU.
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Thematic Focus Competitiveness, SME, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Health, Social Affairs, Sports, Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Armenia / Հայաստան
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Armenia / Հայաստան
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Eligible applicants NGO / NPO, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, National Government, Education and Training Centres, Research Institution, University, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Association, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees)
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details The consortium has to be composed of a minimum of two public buyers from two different eligible countries
Project duration min 36 months
Project duration max 48 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total Call Budget: 5 million €
Budget per project: min. 2 million € - max. 5 million €
EASME expects to fund 1 to 2 proposals
Co-financing rate: max. 90%
Submission Online via Funding & Tenders Portal
Contact Details
EASME-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu

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