Sup­port for Oulu Inno­va­tion Alliance’s EU project appli­ca­tions Grant appli­ca­tion 2024 opened

The OIA Oper­a­tional Man­age­ment Team opened a grant appli­ca­tion on Jan­u­ary 22, 2024 to sup­port direct EU project fund­ing appli­ca­tions (com­pet­i­tive fund­ing, e.g. Hori­zon, which can be applied for through­out the EU).

One project appli­ca­tion is sup­port­ed with a max­i­mum of €20,000. A total of €120,000 in fund­ing is avail­able dur­ing 2024. The grant can be used for writ­ing costs of project appli­ca­tions, or, for exam­ple, trav­el expens­es relat­ed to prepa­ra­tion. Grants are award­ed to project appli­ca­tions whose dead­line is by the end of Feb­ru­ary 2025. Note. Receiv­ing sup­port requires that the appli­ca­tion is sub­mit­ted as planned by the dead­line of the appli­ca­tion, to the EU call men­tioned in the appli­ca­tion (i.e. mon­ey can­not be trans­ferred to oth­er appli­ca­tions). The sup­port is paid after the costs have been incurred, in one instal­ment, up to the max­i­mum amount grant­ed.

The appli­ca­tion is open con­tin­u­ous­ly from Jan­u­ary 22, 2024 to August 12, 2024.

The first appli­ca­tion pro­cess­ing day is Feb­ru­ary 23, 2024: appli­ca­tions received by 12.00 noon on that day will be processed by the end of Feb­ru­ary. The sec­ond pro­cess­ing day is August 12, 2024 and appli­ca­tions received by 12.00 noon on that day will be processed by the end of August.

Grant appli­ca­tions must include 1) a con­cise project descrip­tion and 2) a sum­ma­ry of the fol­low­ing:

1. A con­cise descrip­tion of the project for which EU fund­ing is sought (1–3 pages ppt/word) and the sig­nif­i­cance of the grant sought for the appli­ca­tion process.

2. A sum­ma­ry page (max 1 ppt) detail­ing the fol­low­ing:

A. EU-Call where fund­ing is sought, appli­ca­tion dead­line. The appli­ca­tion dead­line must be no lat­er than Feb­ru­ary 28, 2025.

B. Project name and a 1–2 sen­tence sum­ma­ry of the project con­tent.

C. Con­nec­tion to the OIA flag­ship pro­gram and strat­e­gy imple­men­ta­tion.

D. Applicant’s role in the project, esti­mat­ed bud­get.

E. Amount of project fund­ing applied for and what the mon­ey is intend­ed to be used for.

Project fund­ing appli­ca­tions are uploaded to:
Title the appli­ca­tion attach­ments as fol­lows: EU project funding_Hakijan surname_Organization

For the spring, the dead­line is Feb­ru­ary 23, 2024 at 12.00 noon (1st pro­cess­ing day). Deci­sions on sup­port­ed prepa­ra­tions will be made at the end of Feb­ru­ary in the OIA Oper­a­tional Man­age­ment Team meet­ing, after which appli­cants will be noti­fied of the deci­sions.

The sec­ond pro­cess­ing day is August 12, 2024, and appli­ca­tions received by 12.00 noon on that day will be processed by the end of August.

TIP: The appli­cant should con­tact the leader of the flag­ship pro­gram whose goals the applied EU project pro­motes. The OIA flag­ship pro­gram leader, togeth­er with his team, con­sid­ers which appli­ca­tions are sub­mit­ted, i.e. which best pro­motes the MWB/roadmap of the OIA flag­ship pro­gram in ques­tion. If there are project drafts that touch on sev­er­al flag­ship pro­gram themes, coordinate/consult and pri­or­i­tize projects with these flag­ship pro­grams to direct them to this. Con­tact infor­ma­tion for OIA flag­ship pro­grams is avail­able at

More infor­ma­tion:

Maria Vuoren­so­la
Oulun inno­vaa­tioal­lianssi
BusinessOulu/ Oulun kaupun­ki
p.040 7601288