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INFO SESSION: Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) instrument

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The Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument

EBN together with the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), is organising an informative session to present to the EU|BIC Community the new Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) instrument.

I3 is a new funding instrument under the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) regulation, whose objective is to encourage the development of European value chains by mobilising innovation ecosystems to scale up and commercialise interregional innovation projects, enhancing the cooperation with partners from the different Member States.

The first I3 Calls have been launched for organisations to apply, and a new deadline is set for the 18th of October 2022, 17:00 (CEST). An introduction to the Instrument, but also recommendations on how to present a good proposal, will be shared during this informative session for EBN members.



10:00-10:05 Welcome and presentation

Laura Lecci, CEO of EBN

10:05-10:45 The Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument

Denisa Perrin, Deputy Head of Unit at European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

Valentina Pinna, Programme and Policy Advisor at European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

10:45-11:00 Q&A on the proposal preparation
11:00 End of the session



To attend register your attendance here.

(Note: this info session is exclusively for members of the EU|BIC community)



Denisa Perrin is Deputy Head of Unit at the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). She is an economist with a specific focus on innovation-led regional development, working on linking European research and cohesion policies in order to promote the socio-economic development of all European regions and countries. She pays a specific focus on innovation diffusion and is particularly engaged in finding smart & place-based strategies for industrial transition and economic growth.


Valentina Pinna is currently working at EISMEA after 3 years spent at DG REGIO (European Commission) where she was dealing with Smart Specialisation and the design of Interregional Innovation Investment instrument (2021-27). Before joining the EC, she was responsible for Research Innovation in the Lombardy Region. In this framework, she was involved in the launch of the Vanguard Initiative and she was the Chair of the network (2017-2018). Valentina has experience working with key players of the regional innovation ecosystems (interface between regional administration/RDA and triple helix Clusters), the Smart Specialisation Platforms, relevant European Technology Platforms and contractual PPPs.

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