Innovation Express Call 2024 is a joint call for proposals implemented within the frame of the INNOBIOVC project by synchronizing existing regional funding schemes in the Alpine Space and beyond. 

The call is open from March until the end of July 2024. 

Support is provided towards the participants, especially SMEs for international matchmaking and joint RDI projects in the fields of transregional circular bioeconomy value chains, key resources and sectors in agriculture, food and beverages, chemistry, polymers and energy. The call is about two thematic fields: 


1) Application and development of technology for implementing and upscaling bioeconomy solutions 

a) Circular Production  

b) Bio-Based Materials and Products  

2) New Solutions for Climate Protection and Decarbonisation of Supply Chains 

a) Sustainable Supply Chains  

b) Decarbonized Supply Chains  


IEC24 Coordination Office 

  • INNOBIOVC organizes several (virtual) events to introduce the call, to facilitate matchmaking of potential applicants and facilitate project development.  
  • INNOBIOVC provides the IEC24 coordination office. It is operated in cooperation of Business Upper Austria (PP) and WFG Heilbronn (PL). 
  • The coordination office promotes the IEC24, gives information to interested applicants, manages the IEC24 website, arrange adjustment meetings with programme owners, collects the joint application summary form. 
  • Contact person: Iris Reingruber/Business Upper Austria is available for questions and as main link to experts. 


More information on the call can be found on the Info Section of this page.  

More information on the INNOBIOVC project can be found via following link:  

INNOBIOVC - Alpine Space Programme (

Value Chain


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