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Funding for co-creation between industry, academia and public sector 

This call is asking for pilot communities of expert facilitators for increasing knowledge exchange and co-creation between industry, academia and public sector and help matching the supply and demand for innovation. This action will link professionals in industry-academia-public sector collaboration, build communities of expert facilitators for industry-academia co-creation and disseminate best practices and know-how for demand-driven industry-academia collaboration across Europe. This will include training a wider community of expert facilitators in higher education institutions across Europe. Apply until 29 March!

Piloting communities of expert facilitators to improve industry-academia-public sector co-creation (CSA)



The role of intermediaries, e.g., industry clusters, science and innovation parks which can provide a collaboration platform and facilitate co-creation is relevant in this context. Methodologies for improved industry-academia co-creation through expert facilitation offer possibilities for higher education institutions to better meet the needs for innovation from the industry, business side and public sector. The diverse pool of R&I talents at the higher education institutions across Europe constitutes a vast source for creativity which should be fully capitalized for innovation.

This action could explore complementarities with already existing instruments in the field of university-business cooperation, such as the EIT Knowledge Innovation Communities, EIT HEI Initiative, Erasmus+ Alliances for Innovation, European Skills Agenda and relevant national and regional activities.

This action should integrate appropriate Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) disciplines, with appropriate experts and/or partners, in order to produce outcomes enhancing its societal impact.


Call Total Budget



Financing percentage by EU: up to100%

EU Contribution: €2,00 million


Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Industry
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness


Eligibility for Participation

  • Educational Institutions
  • Large Enterprises
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres


Call Closing Date

Apply here until 29 March!