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Grants for Collaborative Projects, including Research, innovation close to market, Coordination and Support Actions, and other new schemes (i.e. prizes, innovative public procurement, etc…) oriented to Political Priorities and Challenges of the Europe 2020 Strategy.

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  GRANTS FOR NEW FORMS OF INNOVATION
Capital-01-2015 Innovation Capital 2015 Prize CALL CLOSED
Specific ChallengeWith their capacity to connect people, places, public and private actors, urban areas can substantially enhance innovation in Europe. This award will aim to provide European level recognition to those cities that make the most to...
INSO-1-2014 ICT-enabled open government CALL CLOSED
Specific challengePublic administrations need to address the new challenges posed by the evolution of society. Financial constraints are making this task difficult. At the same time, expectations - in terms of burden reduction and efficiency of public...
INSO-1-2015 ICT-enabled open government CALL CLOSED
Specific challenge: Public administrations need to address the new challenges posed by the evolution of society. Financial constraints are making this task difficult. At the same time, expectations - in terms of burden reduction and efficiency of...
INSO-2-2014 Understanding and supporting business model innovation CALL CLOSED
Specific challengeTechnologies as such do not have a specific value. Their value is determined by the business models used to bring them to a market. The return on Europe's investments in technology and process development therefore depends not only...
INSO-3-2014 The economic impact of the Innovation Union CALL CLOSED
Specific challengeThis topic will gather evidence on the impact of the EU innovation policy on growth and jobs in the EU and its Member States.ScopeThe impact of the 34 IU commitments, both individually and as whole, needs to be analysed. The analysis...
INSO-4-2015 Innovative schemes for open innovation and science 2.0 CALL CLOSED
Specific ChallengeThe specific challenge addressed by this topic is, in the context of open innovation and science 2.0, to assist universities to become open innovation centres for their region in cooperation with companies, realising the ERA priorities,...
INSO-5-2015 Social innovation Community CALL CLOSED
Specific ChallengeThe specific challenge of this activity is to stimulate and support the establishment of a 'Social Innovation Community' of researchers, social innovators, end users (citizens) and policy-makers. Since the launch of the Innovation...
INSO-6-2014 Platform for ICT for Learning and Inclusion CALL CLOSED
Specific challengeThe aim of this challenge is engage a large number of stakeholders on a dialogue and awareness process over the role, benefits, and issues of concerns on ICT for learning and inclusion.ICT is crucial to boost the modernization of...
INSO-7-2014 Towards joint programming under Horizon 2020 CALL CLOSED
Specific ChallengeIn order to strengthen public-public partnerships and support Member States and their research funders in the preparation, implementation and monitoring of jointly implemented actions it is necessary to provide a common framework....
INSO-8-2014 Synchronised Call initiatives CALL CLOSED
Specific ChallengeThe aim of this pilot activity is to promote co-operation between national/regional funding bodies and contribute to increasing the quality of research in Europe.To this end, national/regional funding bodies will form consortia...
There is great potential for Europe to improve productivity and foster competitiveness with knowledge, creativity and new technologies. New forms of innovation, such as public sector innovation, social innovation and new business models, can play a big role in overcoming the crisis and creating opportunities for growth, and are specifically addressed by this call.
The modernisation of public administrations is one of the priorities of the European policy in order to exit the crisis and create growth and jobs. ICT can be an important enabler to facilitate this innovation process, as the take-up of new technologies increases connectivity, collaboration and openness. Moreover, the introduction of new processes will also transform the interaction between citizens, businesses and civil servants. These activities are in line with the Digital Agenda for Europe Flagship Initiative of the EU 2020 strategy and the eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015. Opening up and sharing assets in an open government context - making data, services and processes open - enables collaboration and increases bottom-up, participative forms of service design, production and delivery. This will also require cultural changes by the collaborating actors, often facilitated by showcasing and awareness of best practices.
The Innovation Union Flagship Initiative in 2010 as part of the EU2020 strategy for growth and jobs aims to create a vibrant, innovation-based economy. As its 34 policy commitments have been turned into action and the European Research Area Partnership for Excellence and Growth has been reinforced, it is time to assess the economic impact as well as to foster new forms of innovation. New knowledge on business models innovation and business models for SMEs in any sector of the economy can highly impact on European competitiveness and job creation. Open innovation and engagement of citizens and civil society are also important dimensions of innovative societies.