The Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI) leads the European project INNOWWIDE, in which it also participates the Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA) as partner.
The project is supported by the European program H2020 and has a budget of € 7.2M to fund at least 120 Viability Assessment Projects (VAPs) from innovative SMEs.
The objective is to fund viability assessment projects related to innovative business models in close collaboration with entities and companies from developed, emerging and developing countries.
The projects funded by INNOWWIDE should address the technical, commercial and financial feasibility of the proposed business models. In addition, they will have to identify key practical aspects to ensure their subsequent technological and commercial development and their successful implementation in cooperation with entities in the countries of destination.
The first call will be launched in April 2019 and will grant € 60,000 for a non-refundable project under the lump sum formula. The second and final call will be launched in 2020.
This project involves 11 partners from 7 European countries, gathering 6 financing agencies, including CDTI, 2 R&D consultants, a network of business accelerators, a business cluster (CTA) and an international association.
- Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI)
- BPI France Financement SA
- Ministerie van Economische Zaken en Klimaat (RVO)
- Deutsches Zentrum für Luft und Raumfahrt (DLR)
- Österreichische Forschungsförderungsgesellschaft MBH (FFG)
- Innovaatiorahoituskeskus Business Finland (BF)
- Steinbeis 21 GmbH
- Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovaçao (SPI)
- European Business and Innovation Centre Network (EBN)
- Eureka Secretariat
- Technological Corporation of Andalusia (CTA)
Budget and deadlines
Total budget: 8.998.325 €
Deadlines: 1st January - 31th June 2021
CTA participates in the design of the funding instrument that the INNOWWIDE project will launch, as well as in the impact assessment and in the formulation of R&I policy recommendations to the European Commission and the member states.