Regional authorities play a leading role in guiding and promoting the development of the 'strong' lines of their territory. In this sense, it is of primary importance for our researchers to also participate in those initiatives of the Regions aimed at the strengthening of internal resources thanks to the synergy between extraterritorial scientific excellences, thus promoting a dynamic and open interaction between the research and the business sectors.
The Regione Toscana, through the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds), translates into actions that are coherent with the regional specificities (Smart Specialization Strategy) the cohesion policies issued by the Union and implemented at the local level in the National and Regional Operational Plans.
The main operational programmes of Regione Toscana operate along such lines and, at regular intervals, issue calls for financial resources to significantly strengthen the Tuscan businesses also through support for research and development activities:
Another major financing opportunity is the Underdeveloped Areas Fund, a national instrument for the governance and development of the new Regional Policy, which contributes to the implementation of the Cohesion Policy interventions together with the structural funds and the corresponding national co-financing quota.
For direct access to all funding and facilitation opportunities (calls for proposals), information and updates on regional operational programmes for the use of EU funds, consult the website of Regione Toscana.
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