The policy instrument addressed by the North Region of Portugal is Norte 2020 - Scientific and Technological Knowledge Transfer - Collective Actions, promoted by CCDR-N – Regional Coordination and Development Commission of Norte.

The objective of the policy instrument is the promotion of science-industry collaborations, supporting projects under public private partnerships: companies, universities, R&D centres, associations, public bodies.

The results of the 2nd call for proposals -launched in March/April 2016- have already been publicized.

15 projects were approved with an ERDF funding of 6.5 M €. The financing rate is 85%. The projects were mainly proposed by universities, polytechnic institutes and technology centers, being the operations centered in some of the strategic areas of RIS3, namely food and agriculture environment systems, health sciences and information and communication technologies.

Around 30 projects are being supported by this measure since the beginning of the program. At the moment, no information is available concerning future calls for proposals.

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