This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 671295


INNOVOUCHER project has worked to develop a new model of innovation voucher programme supporting the transnational exchange of innovation services in Europe. The project aims to help European regions and national governments to face their innovation challenges and achieve their goals in their innovation support to companies by putting into place a collaborative framework across Europe. This way, regions and enterprises can take advantage of the globalization benefits and Europe can promote competitiveness and cooperation in an effective and cross-national way.

With a view to spread the future adoption of the improved model based on the empirical findings of the project, this Call is aimed to test the model in the five partner regions (“target regions”). Besides the dissemination of the results and impacts of this pilot project will encourage other regions to adopt the model. Such a pilot action foresees the provision of financial support to enterprises and their associations, as a mean to achieve its objectives.

Objective of the call:

The objective of the Call is to enable small and medium sized enterprises and their associations to acquire knowledge, technology and innovation services supplied by accredited providers located in other EU Member States.
The action will provide a total grant of 600.000 EUR to a maximum of 25 beneficiaries.

Beneficiaries must be located in any of the following “target regions” (Innovoucher Consortium partner regions): Flanders (Belgium), Romania, Region of Marche (Italy), Poland and Region of Murcia (Spain). Managing Authorities of this Call in Target Regions are as follows:  

Belgium - Flanders

VLAIO - Vlaams Gewest

Koning Albert II Laan, 20, 1000 Brussel


UEFISCDI - Unitatea Executiva pentru finantarea Invatamantului Superior, a Cercetarii, Dezvoltarii si Inovarii 

Mendeleev Street 21-25, Bucharest

Italy - Region of Marche

SVIM - Sviluppo Marche Srl Società Unipersonale 

Via Gentile Da Fabriano, 9, 60125 Ancona


PARP - Polska Agencja Rozwoju Przedsiebiorczosci

Ul. Panska 81/83 00-834, Warszawa

Spain - Region of Murcia

INFO - Instituto de Fomento de la Región de Murcia 

Avenida de la Fama, 3, 30003 Murcia


Trusted Regions added during the pilot call:  


FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia

Av. D. Carlos I, 126, 1249-074 Lisboa

Spain - Valencian Community

REDIT - The Technological Institutes of the Valencian Community

Avda. Leonardo da Vinci nº 48, Parque Tecnologico Paterna, Valencia

Germany - Northrhine-Westphalia

Zenit, GmbH - Zentrum für Innovation und Technik in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Bismarckstrasse 28, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr

Accredited Providers and RIS3 Priorities for the participating regions:

Region of Murcia, Spain: Accredited Providers and RIS3 Priorities,
Romania: Accredited Providers | RIS3 Priorities,
Poland: Accredited Providers | RIS3 Priorities,
Marche Region, Italy: Accredited Providers | RIS3 Priorities | S3 Brochure,
Flanders, Belgium: Accredited Providers | RIS3 Priorities,
Northrhine-Westphalia, Germany: Accredited Providers,
Portugal: Accredited Providers 1 | 2,
Valencian Community, Spain: Accredited Providers.


NOTE: the lists of Accredited Providers published for the current pilot call are not exhaustive. Please, refer to the respective Managing Authority in your region for further information on how to join the lists!

Call calendar:

Publication Date: 15th March 2018.
Submission Deadline: 15th June 2018, 5p.m. Brussels time.

Call launch: 15th March 2018
Submission deadline: 15th June 2018, 5p.m. Brussels time
Notification to Beneficiaries 31st July 2018
Start of the projects:

From Sub-Grant Agreement signature until 28th February 2019


Expected duration of participation: 5 months.
Maximum amount of financial support for each third party: 24.000 EUR.

Call text is available and can be downloaded here

Submission procedure for grant applications:

Applications must be submitted online, in English, using UDiManager platform powered by UEFISCDI, available here. Electronic submission will open 15th March 2018.

Bank Guarantee model can be downloaded here

Any additional request or question regarding this Call can be sent to the Call Manager only via dedicated e-mail address:

Projects Approved for Funding

The pilot call registered 32 initiated applications and 7 final submitted proposals. Six projects involving another three trusted regions added during the call were approved for funding, as per the table below. 
More information about the call results and the projects can be found in the INNOVOUCHER Projects Catalogue

Project Applicant Accredited provider Budget before contracting (EUR)
CELLS4ALL Murcia Portugal 24.000
COGEN_TES Murcia Germany 17.500
FOOTSCAN MOBILE APP Marche Region Spain (Valencia) 14.000
NEWDEFIRE Murcia Germany 24.000
NYSA Marche Region Belgium 24.000
SG-2018 Poland Italy 24.000

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