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Open Call Reference: HORIZON-WIDERA-2023-ACCESS-07-01

This action responds to the third priority in the ERA communication on translating R&I results into the economy and will especially support R&I policies aiming at boosting the resilience and competitiveness of our economies and societies. This means ensuring European competitive leadership in the global race for technology based on excellence while improving the environment for business R&I investment, deployment of new technologies and enhancing the take up and visibility of research results in the economy and society as a whole


-Focus on Innovation through better linkages from innovation ecosystems in Widening countries and beyond, in the fields of academia, business, government, and society
-Demonstrate the win-win effects of the partnership established by the consortium and the benefits for employment and post crisis recovery
-Addressing regions as relevant R&I actors where innovation and industrial ecosystems breathe and develop
-Development of a cross-border joint R&I strategy that is aligned with regional smart specialization strategies


-Facilitation of sustainable place-based R&I ecosystems in Widening countries and beyond in relevant domains, as well as long term joint R&I strategies characterized by strong relation to European action plans
-Strengthened linkages between science and business
-Improved knowledge transfer and development of entrepreneurial skills -Establishment of new business opportunities especially for SMEs, university spin-offs and start-ups, especially in deep tech

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