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Interreg baltic sea region open calls

Do you have a smart project idea how to bring in innovative, water-smart and climate-neutral solutions for the benefit of people around the Baltic Sea? Do you want to develop and apply your solutions transnationally in regions around the Baltic Sea? Would you like to show how the EU values stand for real actions?

If you answer – yes – to these questions, INTERREG BALTIC SEA REGION 2021- 2027 programme calls for your project applications! They offer EU funding for organisations to connect and work as if there were no borders, and provide more than money: to create an environment for working together across borders to let great solutions become common practice.

Focus of the call

The call is open exclusively for applications tackling challenges under Priority 1 and Priority 3.

Priority 1 – Innovative societies

Under the thematic focus of Priority 1, the Programme particularly invites applicants who wish to address the following challenges:

Responding to societal challenges

  • Enhancing disaster preparedness through active engagement of actors at various levels including
    civil society, e.g. improving societal security or improving the ability to respond effectively to
    extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and other disasters;
  • Safeguarding the well-being and safety of communities, e.g. introducing models and services with
    particular consideration of vulnerable populations or nurturing social and economic initiatives
    responding to recent geo-political challenges tailored to the needs of specific territories and
    population groups;
  • Providing support to businesses undergoing transition, e.g. offering assistance to the creative and
    cultural sector or reducing the dependency of the Baltic Sea region on global supply chains.

Harnessing digitalisation potential

  • Introducing state-of-the-art technologies and tools in the management of public services, e.g.
    development of smart health solutions or inclusive social service aimed at promoting social
    welfare;
  • Deploying digital monitoring to swiftly identify challenges and enable more rapid and effective
    responses, e.g. in the field of biodiversity and climate change.

A detailed description of Priority 1, its objectives and examples of actions to be financed can be found here:  https://interreg-baltic.eu/about/priorities-2021-2027/priority-1-innovative-societies/ and in the tutorials on the Programme objectives published under: https://interreg-baltic.eu/gateway/tutorials/.

Priority 3  – Climate-neutral societies

The Programme exclusively considers core project applications addressing the topic of climate change within the thematic framework of Priority 3 as set out in the Programme Document. On the topic of climate change, the Programme strongly promotes applications that address the
following challenges:

  • Adopting and implementing better integrated and more systemic approaches to planning
    processes in sectors key to mitigating climate change (e.g. infrastructure for alternative fuels,
    green urban logistic systems, infrastructure for renewable energy);
  • Mainstreaming climate-conscious perspective through participatory and inclusive approaches,
    e.g. ensuring fair transition and combating energy poverty or developing accessible mobility
    solutions with the needs of the most vulnerable users and territories in mind;
  • Implementing effective strategies to combat climate change by improving the generation,
    distribution, utilisation and storage of energy through e.g. smart energy systems or utilisation of
    harbours as green energy hubs;
  • Promoting circular practices as a means to address climate change, e.g. supporting businesses
    and communities in taking up circular approaches (e.g. in transport, water, energy and waste
    management).

 

Project idea form (PIF) should be submitted no latter than 17 April 2024.

More information available at https://interreg-baltic.eu/gateway/calls/

uAM PlAZZA ACCELERATOR

Are you an innovative startup ready to reshape the future of Urban Air Mobility? The UAM Plazza Accelerator programme is looking for the most promising emerging Urban Air Mobility startups in the EU or EU-associated countries, particularly in the subdomains of

  • Transport of medical goods
  • Surveillance, security and safety
  • Ground-enabling infrastructures

A 6-month programme, designed to help you identify and solidify your product market fit, showcase your solutions and bring them to market through:

CONNECTIONS with the European UAM ecosystem,key stakeholders, investors and living labs;

WORKSHOPS on business strategy and development, pitching, fundraising, regulation and social acceptance;

EVENTS with key industry players where to network and pitch and FUNDRAISING opportunities.

 

Applications deadline: 15 April.  Application form and more details available here.

About the programme: The Urban Air Mobility Plazza Accelerator programme, co-funded by the EIT Urban Mobility, aims to solve current city challenges by implementing aeronautical innovative technologies in Urban Mobility. The programme is organized by the international consortium composed of Toulouse Métropole — a local public institution on a territory home to a pioneering aeronautics innovation ecosystem, Aerospace Valley — the leading European competitiveness cluster in the aerospace sector, CARNET — an open hub of automotive and mobility research & innovation, and Ferrovial — focused on developing innovative and sustainable transportation solutions.

The UAM Plazza Accelerator programme is already assisting 10 start-ups developing urban air mobility solutions from across Europe focusing on environmentally sustainable logistics and clean energy. Apart from networking with experts, information sessions on investment rounds, access to living labs, and regular mentoring, the accelerator programme is helping start-ups to raise investment, test and validate their product, learn more about policy and regulation requirements, and access the UAM ecosystem and market. Expert coaches are working with selected startups to design their business plan, product development strategy, investment needs, and go-to-market strategy. With the overall aim to innovate in urban mobility, integrating a third dimension with air mobility solutions to decongest and decontaminate the cities. Thus, facilitating the transport of citizens and goods and promoting sustainable, safe, and convenient mobility.