Creative Europe - Innovation Lab

Deadline :
September 7, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€13 640 000
Partners required:
At least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions: minimum 2 entities from 2 different countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. The consortium must present a diverse range of expertise across several cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual.

Funding programme

Creative Europe is the EU’s funding programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Call overview

This call aims to incentivise players from different cultural and creative sectors to design and test innovative digital solutions with a potential positive long-term impact on multiple cultural and creative sectors.

Call detail

The Lab shall facilitate the creation of innovative solutions (e.g. tools, models and methodologies) that can apply to the audiovisual sector and at least another creative and/or cultural sector. Solutions should be easily replicable and have a potential for market penetration. For the purposes of clarity, the project does not necessarily have to be applicable immediately to the audiovisual sector but one that could easily be replicated in this sector.

For the purposes of this year’s call, in addition to recurring objectives and activities, a thematic approach is also being adopted. For the second year of the Creative Innovation Lab the two themes are greening as well as innovative education tools to tackle relevant societal topics such as disinformation. The aim is to foster lifecycle thinking and promote a more sustainable and inclusive living environment and way of life. The Creative Innovation Lab will gather players from different cultural and creative sectors to design and test innovative solutions (e.g. tools, models and methodologies) for a circular economy. These solutions would need to combine sustainability with inclusion and aesthetics, be replicable in different sectors and have a potential for societal behavioural changes.

Expected results

  • Improve the competitiveness of the European audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors through cross sector collaboration;
  • Improve the greening process of the European audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors through cross sector collaboration;
  • Increase knowledge transfer between different sectors of creative industries;
  • Increase the visibility, availability and diversity of European content in the digital age;
  • Improve business models and use of data;
  • Increase the potential audience of European content in the digital age.

Description of the activities to be funded

The InnovLab support shall support the development of innovative tools, models and solutions applicable in the audiovisual and other cultural and creative sectors. It aims to support the competitiveness, greening process, cooperation, circulation, visibility, availability, diversity and/or audiences across sectors.

In 2022, in addition to recurring objectives and activities, the action will address the following themes:

  • Greening,
  • Innovative education tools to tackle relevant societal topics.

Special attention will be given to applications presenting adequate strategies to ensure more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

Eligibility


In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. Creative Europe Participating Countries: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) and non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature (list of participating countries)
  • be established in one of the countries participating fully in the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe Programme and owned directly or indirectly, wholly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries. When a company is publicly listed, the location of the stock exchange will in principle determine its
  • Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.
    Other entities may participate in other consortium roles, such as associated partners, subcontractors, third parties giving in-kind contributions, etc (see section 13 of the call document).

Consortium composition

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions: minimum 2 entities from 2 different countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme.

The consortium must present a diverse range of expertise across several cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual.

Project Duration


Projects should not normally exceed 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).

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Deadline :
September 7, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€13 640 000
Partners required:
At least 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions: minimum 2 entities from 2 different countries participating in the Creative Europe Programme. The consortium must present a diverse range of expertise across several cultural and creative sectors, including audiovisual.