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Interreg North-West Europe


Interreg North-West Europe – Get ready for the ninth call for projects.

Interreg North-West Europe are looking for transnational cooperation initiatives that can deliver concrete results for the North-West Europe area. If you have an idea that could make one of their programme objectives a reality, you need to start developing your proposal now.

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Since the beginning of the programming period in 2014, 83 projects were approved (31 on Innovation, 34 on Low Carbon and 18 on Resource & Materials Efficiency) and €313 million have been allocated to these projects. This does not take into account on-going development of projects from call 8.

The current call for proposals is only open to priority 1 and priority 3 of the NWE Programme. Each of these priorities has one specific objective. Transnational partnerships are therefore invited to submit their project application under one of these two priorities.

Priority 1: Innovation
Specific Objective 1: To enhance innovation performance of enterprises throughout NWE regions.

Priority 3: Resource and materials efficiency
Specific Objective 5: To optimise (re)use of material and natural resources in NWE.

Within priority 1, and without excluding in any way other relevant topics for this priority, the NWE programme would welcome in particular projects dealing with:

  • Social innovation (please see guidance note), including projects adressing the migration related challenge, focusing on the integration of recognised refugees on the mid and long-term, in particular in the domain of entrepreneurship, employment and access to the labour market.
  • Innovative products, processes and technologies contributing to CO2 reduction and the green economy, including green transport, in line with the big societal challenges addressed by the Paris Agreement.

Within priority 3, the NWE programme is specifically interested in projects focusing on circular economy.

There will be local and transnational events until the call opening to give you the opportunity to learn more about our programme and develop your project idea into a successful application.

Info Days

Are you new to the Interreg NWE Programme or want to learn more about the programme? Then take part in an information day near you in your local language. Check out the events page regularly for updates.

Project Ideas Lab in Brussels, 2 April 2019 – Save the date!

This transnational event will be a unique opportunity to develop your project application. It is the perfect occasion to network, find partners, meet the Interreg NWE team and get useful tips for submitting a successful application in June 2019.

Cresco Innovation works with companies to develop and implement innovation strategies. We help client companies identify opportunities to develop new products and services, and then create a package of support to ensure that the idea is turned into a commercial reality.

Our services include securing grants (as a team we have raised around £40million over three years), business planning, IP advice, access to finance and funders, project management and IP commercialisation support.

We regularly act as the interface with the funding bodies and help clients ensure that their projects are properly managed to ensure the best outcome for all.

Call to find out more

If you’d like to know more about this competition, please give us a call on 01509 261182 and one of our team will be delighted to help you access this funding opportunity for your business.