The consortium of funding agencies from 14 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, France, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden) and European Commission offer 18 m€ to launch and realise collaborative, multidisciplinary, innovative projects for private and public sector R&I actors. The goal of this call is to generate transnational research and innovation projects to support capacity building for urban transformation. The funded projects are expected to show concretely how existing research and knowledge can be transformed into practical tools, methodologies, technologies, working processes and operate in concrete settings.

The call is now launched.

We are inviting private companies, public stakeholders, research community to submit the projects in 3 thematic areas:

•             Urban circular economies

•             Community-based developments and urban innovation ecosystems

•             Robust and resilient urban infrastructure and built environment.

More information on the call, click here


Are you eligible?

The eligibility criteria are set at 2 levels:

  1. EU transnational eligibility criteria set out in the call “ERA NET Urban Transformations Capacities”
  2. Regional Innoviris eligibility and funding criteria:
  • Develop all or part of its Research & Innovatinon activities in the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • Present an innovative R&I project that is likely to have a favourable impact on the economy, employment or sustainable development in the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • Have fulfilled your obligations under previous funding received from the Brussels-Capital Region.
  • As a Brussels company or qualified as economic actor, you must also be able to show your capactity to co-fund your share of the costs in the project.
  • Find out more about the terms and conditions for Innoviris eligibility and funding in Table 2 of the call text, please read it carefully and consult our expert. 

The submission process

  • Carefully read the EU call text, Guide for applicants and consult eligibility conditions before submitting a project.
  •  Submit your project via this Electronic Submission System (UDiManager by UEFISCDI). The link will be provided later in January.
  • As a Brussels based actor, and only for full stage submission, you must apply to Innoviris for funding.


The call for proposals is organised in 2 steps:

  • 1 stage preproposals submission - 15 April 2021, 14:00 CET
  • full proposal submission - 23 September 2021, 14:00 CET

Other information

The financial support follows Innoviris funding rules and is organised as follow:

  • For research centres: 100% of the project cost.
  • For private companies: between 40% and 80% of the project cost, depending on the size of your company and the project (industrial research (applied research)) or experimental development (innovation)).
  • For other organisations: between 40% to 100% of the project cost, depending on the share of economic activities of your organisation.
  • You can also apply for funding to help set up your project. For more information, click here.

Don’t hesitate to contact us while preparing your project, for a preliminary reading, or administrative, financial and legal advice.

Webinars to help you to prepare your project

Management Team of the call will offer a series of webinars and matchmaking tools during February/ March 2021:

Innoviris organises two local webinars for Brussels based actors interested in the call:

  • 24 February, 15.00 - 15.45, register here
  • 4 March, 15.00 - 15.45, register here


Presentationpdf1.69 MB
Flyerpdf1.67 MB
Joint call for proposalspdf947.88 KB
Guidelinespdf1.15 MB
Preproposal formdocx303.14 KB
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