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The 2 Seas area has a great potential for innovation and for technology transfer, with world class networks and clusters well connected to the private sector. The Programme wants to fully take advantage of this potential and enhance the delivery of innovation. A better exploitation of research results to translate them into new technologies, products and services is a key driver for growth in the 2 Seas area. Competitiveness clusters, incubators, business sector stakeholders, regional authorities, chambers of commerce, research centres, technology parks and civil society will be among the expected beneficiaries to deliver this Specific Objective.



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Expected Results

The Programme seeks to contribute to increase the delivery of technological innovation applications throughout the innovation chain by:

  • enhancing technology transfer and uptake, in particular by SMEs,
  • testing and developing pilot actions;
  • promoting a closer, more effective and operational cooperation among the key stakeholders of innovation.

This Specific Objective includes a focus on some smart specialisation sectors that are shared across the Programme area including:

  • Transport and ports;
  • Environmental & marine technologies
  • Agro-food;
  • Life sciences & health;
  • Communication, digital and creative industries.
  • Manufacturing

This list is not exhaustive, as the Programme will be responsive to emerging needs according to developments within smart specialisation strategies.

To be supported under this S.O. your project should position itself between Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 3 and 7 in line with the scale adopted by the Horizon 2020 Programme.

SO 1.2 Technological Innovation
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Examples of actions

  • Development of technological and applied research, in particular based on the application and use of Key Enabling Technologies
  • Development of early product validation actions, in particular based on the application and use of Key Enabling Technologies
  • Development of demonstration projects and pilots testing innovative technologies, products, processes and services, in particular by SMEs
  • Prepare for investments for the joint economic exploitation of new ideas of products, services and processes.
  • Investments in small-scale physical infrastructure or e-infrastructure related to technological innovation deriving from a preparation stage jointly designed and carried out by cross-border partnerships.

This list is not exhaustive.