International tenders

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

On this page you will find all current tenders for Swiss companies, research institutions and other organisations within the scope of Innosuisse’s international funding activities. You can currently submit project proposals for these tenders.

Driving Urban Transitions Call 2022

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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

Second Eurostars Call 2022


Eurostars is a funding programme for innovative SME leading international project consortia, collaborating with like-minded partners on market-driven research, development and innovation projects and growing their business.

Eurostars is a funding programme open to SMEs, large companies, research organisations and universities. There are no thematic restrictions.

13 July 202 Call launch
15 September 2022  Submission deadline at 14.00h
December 2022 Evaluation results

Last modification 17.11.2022

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