Evolution of RIS Innovations (EVO-R) 2023


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Horizon Europe (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Horizon Europe is the European Union (EU) funding programme for the period 2021 – 2027, which targets the sectors of research and innovation. The programme’s budget is around € 95.5 billion, of which € 5.4 billion is from NextGenerationEU to stimulate recovery and strengthen the EU’s resilience in the future, and € 4.5 billion is additional aid.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Evolution of RIS Innovations (EVO-R) 2023


EVO-R supports activities undertaking innovative small-scale manufacturing solutions from the demonstration stage through to market uptake. The grant is awarded to activities and/or individuals that were already have selected and concluded under the regional or national funding programmes in the RIS countries that aim to scale up into European and global markets.

“EIT Manufacturing” is open to applications from entities that are citizens of EIT RIS eligible countries that shall present a solution fitting one of the EIT Manufacturing flagship areas.

Detailed Call Description

 EIT Manufacturing flagship areas:

  • Flexible Production Systems for Competitive Manufacturing. Emerging technologies enable almost limitless flexibility in product design and production, allowing full customisation.
  • Low Environmental Footprint Systems & Circular Economy for Green Manufacturing. Using new technology to minimise the use of resources, energy, and material in production systems enables new circular business models.
  • Digital & Collaborative Solutions for Innovative Manufacturing Ecosystems. Collaboration and business on digital platforms and value networks enable companies to create new and highly efficient value chains.
  • Human-machine co-working for socially sustainable manufacturing. Smart use of automation and robots enables great workplaces, flexible production, and sustainable human work.

The EIT Manufacturing will host an online info-day on 09 August 2023, 12h00 (Brussels time). Information about the info-day can be found on the call announcement page.   

Call Total Budget

€750 000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The maximum EIT funding per applicant is € 30 000.

The funding takes the form of a lump sum contribution. There is no co-funding requirement, but co-funding from any applicant will be considered positively.

Thematic Categories

  • New Entrepreneurship
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness

Eligibility for Participation

  • Educational Institutions
  • Legal Entities
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)

Eligibility For Participation Notes

The call is open for research teams (individuals), SMEs, start-ups, Universities, Research and technology organisations (RTO), and university-owned research foundations who/which are registered/resided in EIT RIS eligible countries and have an innovative solution with demonstration stage (TRL 7) addressing manufacturing-related challenges, with a convincing financial, environmental, and societal impact potential.

 All applicants must comply with the following eligibility criteria to participate:

  • have participated in activities selected and concluded under regional or national funding programmes;
  • be registered or have citizenship of in one of the following RIS eligible countries:
    • EU Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain.
    • Horizon Europe Associated Countries: Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, Serbia, Türkiye, Ukraine.
    • Outermost Regions: Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Réunion, Martinique, Mayotte, and Saint-Martin (France), the Azores and Madeira (Portugal), and the Canary Islands (Spain)
  • for applicants who are individuals, they should launch a start-up/ SME in order to commercialise services or products by the end of the EVO-R programme.
  • With regards to legal entities, any type of legal entity is eligible to apply. These legal entities should be able to commercialize services and products. Hence, only those entities, for example, universities, research and technology organizations (RTO), and university-owned foundations that can generate revenue from the commercialization of products and services are eligible to participate in the EVOR call and receive funding if selected.

Please note that joint applications by a group of applicants are admitted. The geographical coverage of the consortium will be taken into consideration by the evaluators and, in case of pan-European consortia, positively evaluated.

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted via the submission platform.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Research and Innovation Foundation
29a Andrea Michalakopoulou, 1075 Nicosia,
P.B. 23422, 1683 Nicosia
Telephone: +357 22205000
Fax: +357 22205001
Email: support@research.org.cy

Contact Persons:

George Christou
Scientific Officer
Email: gchristou@research.org.cy

Nedi Kaffa
Scientific Officer
Email: nkaffa@research.org.cy

EU Contact Point

For further details about the sub-program, go to the following page: https://eit.europa.eu/contact

All applicants may contact EIT Manufacturing to ask questions and clarify any points on general or technical procedures and call content by sending an email message to ris@eitmanufacturing.eu.