International calls for proposals

Innosuisse promotes international innovation projects in the open-topic initiatives EUREKA and Eurostars, in thematic initiatives of the EU partnerships as well as bilateral cooperations between companies and research institutions from strategic partner countries. Innosuisse will also help you find the right partner with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

On this page you will find all current calls for proposals for Swiss companies, research institutions and other organisations within the scope of Innosuisse’s international support offers. You can currently submit project proposals for the calls indicated below.

Funding contributions from Innosuisse for international projects

Funding for project partners in international innovation projects differ depending on the support offer. For Eurostars and the EU thematic partnerships, the European funding rules apply; for all other international innovation projects, the Innosuisse funding rules apply.

Transnational Eureka Lightweighting Call


For R&D Projects between Austria, Belgium (Flanders & Wallonia), Canada, France, Luxembourg, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

Lightweighting Technology is the key enabling technology that provides environmental-friendly solutions, while at the same time adding commercial value, across all industries. In an increasingly connected world, collaboration across borders is essential. Strong partnerships within leading Europe regions and worldwide allow access to customers, technologies and best practices for all stakeholders’ businesses and research institutions.

We invite Swiss companies and universities to establish an international R&D cooperation with partners from the participating countries, to solve challenges in this domain. Areas of interest and topics are listed in detail in the call document.

25 January 2023 Call launch
25 April 2023, 17:00 CET Submission deadline to Innosuisse
September, 2023 Communication of the evaluation results

Driving Urban Transitions Call 2022

Driving Urban Transition-logo

The purpose of this Call is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning.
The Call is open to a wide range of scientific disciplines and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches. It intends to support a large range of activities, from research to innovation and implementation. It also asks to engage explicitly stakeholders (companies, public authorities, NGOs…) in the projects and to consider users’ needs in the identification of the project goals.

Call topics:

Positive Energy Districts Pathway (PED)
PED topic 1: Energy communities – energy transition driven by civil society
PED topic 2: Energy flexibility strategies – technological, legal, societal challenges
PED topic 3: Energy efficiency in existing urban structures

15-minutes City Pathway (15mC)
15mC topic 1: Strengthen the mix of urban functions and services
15mC topic 2: Foster sustainable options for personal mobility and logistics in urban outskirts (and beyond)
15mC topic 3: (Re)imagine urban public spaces and streets for vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods

Circular Urban Economies Pathway (CUE)
CUE topic 1: Urban Resource Sharing and Circularity
CUE topic 2: Nature-based solutions (NBS)
CUE topic 3: Urban food systems

21 September 2022 Call launch
21 November 2022 Pre-proposal submission deadline  
3 May 2023 Full proposals submission deadline
July 2023 Funding decisions announced
September 2023 – January 2024 Start of the projects

Last modification 25.01.2023

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