OPEN CALL for Tourism SMEs

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TourINN-act project invites tourism SMEs registered in Italy, Romania, Greece, Spain and Cyprus (accommodation and travel intermediaries) to apply for a voucher to implement innovative, digital and sustainable solutions that fall into the TourINN-act Catalogue of innovative solutions for tourism SMEs. The benefited SMEs will be awarded a minimum voucher of EUR 5,000 and a maximum of EUR 10,000 (VAT excluded). The financial support for each tourism SME covers up to 10.000EUR (VAT excluded); any extra costs will be co-financed by the winning SMEs.

Deadline: 15 May 2023, 17:00 CET

At least the highest 60 top-ranking proposals (12 per country) will be selected and awarded a maximum of €10.000 voucher to implement the selected solutions. A reserve list will be drawn and taken into consideration in case of residual funds.

Categories of Innovative, Digital and Sustainable Solutions:

  1. Digital architecture. Digital infrastructure, services and solutions that provide the foundation for an organisation's information technology to improve and connect operations along tourism value chains and ecosystems. 
  2. Digital technologies and innovations. Digital and innovative solutions to improve the quality of services provided to guests.
  3. Technology for marketing and promotion. Services that enhance or improve the online sales channel.
  4. Technology for smart governance and e-business. Services to perform key business functions, services for business intelligence.
  5. Technology for prevention and mitigation of COVID. Solutions to prevent and mitigate the risk of COVID spread.
  6. Smart and sustainable tourism products, services and activities. Solutions and practices with a sustainable impact, respecting the environment.
  7. eCommerce services, both for B2B and B2C.
  8. Advisory services, coaching and technical support. Advisory services, body rental support services / mentoring services.
  9. Training services for employees. Training to enhance their digital, innovative and sustainable skills. 
  10. Technology for regional cooperation. Solutions for knowledge and experience sharing cooperation with travel and tourism ecosystem.

Key dates for the open call:

  • Open Call Launch: 15 MARCH 2023
  • Closing of the Open Call: 15 MAY 2023
  • Evaluation of application form received and Interview process (if necessary): 16 MAY 2023 - 26 JUNE 2023
  • Official publication of the awarded SMEs: 30 JUNE 2023
  • IPA agreement to be signed by the SME: 30 JUNE - 07 JULY 2023
  • IPA agreement signed by the awarder: 07 - 15 JULY 2023
  • Implementation of Project activities: From 01 SEPTEMBER 2023, after the signature of the agreement by both Parties, until 01 SEPTEMBER 2024.
  • Deadline for Final and Financial report: 11 SEPTEMBER 2024
  • Financial reimbursement of the voucher: BY 09 OCTOBER 2024

Steps for a successful submission of the application:

  1. Register on TourINN-Platform (https://platform.tourinnact.eu/)
  2. Access to the TourINN-Catalogue of Innovative Solutions
  3. get in contact with the provider to negotiate the conditions (final price, purchase order, etc.) and get the quotation
  4. Preparation of the Online Application content 
  5. Upload in the online form the following:
    • Budget (ANNEX I of the open call)
    • Signed Declaration of Honour
    • Company register showing at least 1 year activity & the NACE code(s) of the company
    • Signed Platform-generated quotation
    • ID of the legal representative of the SME
    • Additional documents (optional)

   6. Submission of the application here!

More information of the open call, guidelines and submission process and documentation here

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The TourINN-actTourism Innovation Actions and cross-sectoral cooperation in SMEs is funded by the COSME Programme.

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Funding Opportunities

Available funding opportunities:

EIC Accelerator
EIC Pathfinder

EIC Transition

For more information about deadlines visit the Calendar.

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