Training programme on “Cascade funding” R&I European funds for SMEs

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From 27 January to 17 February 2022, the Instituto Tecnológico de Canarias (ITC) organized a new edition of this virtual training in ‘Open Calls‘. This action is part of the FORWARD project (WP4 activities) and has the support of the Enterprise Europe Network of Canary Islands.

The itinerary of the course started with an open informative session on Thursday, January 27th. The following sessions had limited capacity and were linked to a project idea to present to an ‘Open Call’ of interest to the company or organization.

The aim of the course was to raise awareness of this type of financing and to offer companies tools with which to participate in these procedures. Likewise, the contents of the training have been designed to adapt to the reality of Canary Island companies and organizations.

· Phase 1 – Info session. 27th January.
· Phases 2 and 3 Training and workshop. From 3rd to 17th February.

You can consult the program and the agenda and register to.
The training as delivered in Spanish and the videos of the Phase 1 and 2 sessions are available here

This is the 2nd edition of the training organized with FORWARD programme, the previous edition of the capacity building action took place in May/Jun 2021, with great and successful results:
– 20 R&D+I projects received Individual professional support to opt for Open Calls financing.
– 10 companies from the Canary Islands submitted 5 proposal to an Open Call.
– 6 companies, 4 proposals, have been granted for value of 370.000 €.

The rest of the companies have the knowledge to opt to Open Calls financing, and may submit their proposal in future calls.
The granted R&D+I projects are related to the following areas: tourism, waste management, business strategy, and intelligent ports.

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