European Commission launches PRO INNO Europe initiative - calls for proposals

October 6, 2005

Brussels, 05 Oct 2005

The European Commission has launched the PRO INNO Europe initiative, designed to foster trans-European cooperation between national and sub-national innovation programmes and actions, through five calls for proposals under the Research and Innovation section of the Sixth Framework Programme for Research and Development (FP6).

PRO INNO stands for 'promoting innovation in Europe' and is particularly addressing publicly funded innovation policy initiatives and public-private partnerships in support of innovation. This new initiative builds upon the results and experience of the current PAXIS and Gate2Growth initiatives. Its objective is to facilitate trans-European cooperation among national and/or sub-national innovation programmes and to provide incentives for joint actions.

CORDIS, the EU's official information service on research and innovation, has launched a new Innovation Partners Search facility specifically developed to facilitate partner searches for the PRO INNO initiative.

The total indicative budget for these calls is 29.25 million euro.

The call for proposals will be open until 5 January 2006.

Potential participants are invited to attend an Information Day in Brussels on 24 October 2005. Further information on the information day, along with the full details of the call, published in five strands, is available at the following web addresses:

FP6-2005-INNOV-9-Strand-5 http:/// m?CALL_ID=241 FP6-2005-INNOV-9-Strand-4 http:/// m?CALL_ID=240 FP6-2005-INNOV-9-Strand-3 http:/// m?CALL_ID=239 FP6-2005-INNOV-9-Strand-2 http:/// m?CALL_ID=238 FP6-2005-INNOV-9-Strand-1 http:/// m?CALL_ID=237

To access the Innovation Partners search tool, on the CORDIS European Innovation Portal, please go to: http:/// ers.htm

Further information and supporting documentation can be downloaded from the CORDIS website at:

Remarks: Before contacting the Commission, proposers are strongly advised to consult the original call text in the Official Journal of the European Union at the reference below.

CORDIS RTD-NEWS / © European Communities
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