Cascade Funding. C-VoUCHER 1st call for adopters

01 October 2019
Horizon 2020
Circularize ValUe CHains across European Regional Innovation Strategies

Project full name: Circularize ValUe CHains across European Regional Innovation Strategies
Project acronym: C-VoUCHER
Call identifier: H2020-INNOSUP-01-2017-twoStage
Call title: Cluster facilitated projects for new industrial value chains
Project grant agreement number: 777773
Publication Date: 1 August 2019
Deadline: 31 October 2019, 17:00 CET (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: up to 3 months
Indicative budget for the call: €270 000
Maximum funding request per proposal: €15 000
Submission language: English
Web address for full open call information and
Web address for proposal submission

Additional information:

C-Voucher, a European project financed by the European Commission is looking for 18 European SMEs (Adopters) willing to approach the circular economy business and create circular feasibility plans for their companies.

The Adopters can get inspiration from current participants of C-Voucher acceleration programme or adopt one of the classic, circular business models promoted by C-Voucher.

Who can apply?

European SMEs [legal person] established in an EU member state or in H2020 Associated Countries (as defined by Article 7 of the Horizon 2020 Regulation) from Health, Blue Growth, Textile, Agro-Food and Manufacturing sectors, showing willingness and readiness to define and develop circular feasibility plans leading to more efficient use of resources and improved competitiveness.

What's in it for the SMEs?

SMEs will be offered support of up to €15 000 per company and mentoring from designers-in-residence and funding experts. The experts will help to analyse the companies' potential for transforming them into circular economy entities. The circular feasibility plan will be later measured against possible funding (public and/or private).

What types of projects will be prioritised?

C-Voucher is looking for companies willing to approach the transformation of their current linear value chains into circular ones. There are 2 paths that the applicants can take:

  1. Get inspiration from current participant of the major acceleration programme
  2. Adopt at least one of the following circular economy business models:
    • Industrial Symbiosis
    • Material Resource Efficiency
    • Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Efficiency
    • Biological Products
    • Product Life Cycle Extension
    • Performance Economy
    • Sharing Economy
    • Platform Economy

It is important that the applicants see potential not only for changing their current value chains but also for establishing cross-sectoral cooperation.

What can be funded under €15 000 support for companies?

The support provided by C-VoUCHER project under Value Chain Replication Programme is a €15 000 lump sum, therefore all costs bore during the preparation of the feasibility plan, aiming at its completion, indispensable for its creation and final submission are eligible.