Italy: Regione Calabria

Name of Funding agency
Regione Calabria
Geographical coverage (national/regional)
Name of the programme/initiative
PR Calabria FESR-FSE+ 2021/2027 – Azione 1.1.1 – Sostegno a progetti di ricerca, sviluppo e innovazione, anche in collaborazione con organismi di ricerca, nelle Aree e nelle traiettorie prioritarie della S3
Programme owner
Regione Calabria
Program manager (executing funding organisation)
Regione Calabria
Contact person(s) (e-mail, tel.)

Rosalba Maida     Anna Perani




Funding commitment
500.000 €
Anticipated number of fundable research partners


Maximum funding per grant awarded to a partner

500.000 €

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

Industrial research and experimental development:

From TRL 3 – Experimental proof of concept

To TRL 7 – System prototype demonstration in operational environment

Funding rates (approx.)


  • For Industrial Research Activities up to 60% in case of medium enterprises and up to 70% in case of small enterprises
  • For Experimental Development Activities up to 35% in case of medium enterprises and up to 45% in case of small enterprises

Universities and public research institutions, research organizations (public)

  • For Industrial Research Activities 70%
  • For Experimental Development Activities 45%
Major eligibility criteria (e.g. types of organisations, thematic restriction, cost types and caps)

Types of organizations:  SMEs and partnership between SMEs, Universities  and research institutions

Thematic restriction:  in according with the Smart Specialization Strategy of Calabria Region, the projects to be funded must focus exclusively on Calabria S3 innovation areas

Submission of the proposal at national/regional level (schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines, etc.)

Transmission by pec respecting the same dates of Joint Call 2023

Submission of financial and scientific reports at the national/regional level

Transmission by pec respecting the same model of Joint Call 2023

Further guidance

Regional additional documents must be sent to Regione Calabria by the same deadline established in the international joint call.

More information (rules for funding for the Call 2023) can be find here:  programma regionale Calabria FESR - FSE+ (2021-2027)