Interregional Cooperation and Funding under I3

Part of the “Meet the Policymakers” webinar series


Jan 2024

13:00 – 14:00 CET


Have you heard of the Interregional Innovation Investments Instrument (I3)? It finances innovation project in Smart Specialisation priority areas between European regions. Beneficiaries are regional authorities and their stakeholders, including HEIs! Like with the EIC grants, there are various cut off dates throughout the year, so there will be several chances to apply.

EURASHE members are invited to join a policy maker from DG REGIO and the EISMEA Executive Agency to discuss how they can get involved. Join us, learn more and make a difference in your region!

In the members only Meet the Policy Makers webinar series, we explore the main policies and funding opportunities that shape higher education institutions. From quality assurance to applied research, community engagement to regional innovation strategies, these webinars provide EURASHE members with the opportunity to exchange with policy makers at European, national and regional levels on what matters and how to get involved. 

13:00 – 13:05
Welcome and introduction

John Edwards, EURASHE Secretary General

13:05 – 13:20
Smart specialisation and interregional cooperation

Tomislav Pinter, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

13:20 – 13:40
Applying the I3 Instrument

Erik Koch, Head of Sector at European Innovation Council and SME Executive Agency (EISMEA)

13:40 – 14:00
Discussion among participants

Moderated by John Edwards