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EURADA becomes a member of the Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Expert Group

We are happy to announce that EURADA – European Association of Development Agencies has been accepted to become a member of the Commission expert group on Interregional Innovation Investments (I3 Expert Group). Our proposal of Ms Valeria Bandini as a member of the expert group of I3 has been accepted by the European Commission.

EURADA is experienced in contributing to various Working Groups. We participate in the Network of SME envoys (E02666) and the ESIF structure dialogue meetings (E03226). Our association is part of the SBA follow-up meetings with stakeholders, organised bi-monthly by DG GROW.  


During the past three decades, EURADA has always demonstrated its commitment to regional innovation strategies. And today we are very excited to announce that we are part of the I3 Expert Group.  


The Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) is a new instrument under the ERDF and its implementation is delegated to the European Innovation Council and SMEs executive agency (EISMEA). The objective of the I3 programme is to support the commercialisation and scaling up of interregional innovation projects in shared smart specialisation priority areas having the potential to encourage the development of European value chains. In order to ensure stakeholder involvement, the Commisison is to set up an expert group that aims at providing support to the Commission in defining a long-term work programme and in preparing calls for proposals. 


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