Regionalized call for i-Demo projects: support for collaborative R&D&I projects

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Regionalized i-Demo call for projects: what is it about?

Regional iDemo

The French State and Regions have decided to join their efforts to support the development of innovation in the territories thanks to the France 2030 / PIA4 regionalized program.

The objective is to invest to accelerate collaborative projects of experimental development, of industrial research andinnovation with high added value for a market launch.

The device aims at strengthening a a partnership and sustainable industrial fabric between small, medium and large companies and, above all, economic benefits for SMEs.

Financial aid varies according to the region: up to 60% of eligible expenses and distributed in the form of a grant alone or a mix of grant and repayable advance.

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The expected projects and the eligibility criteria are :

  • Collaborative projects including at least 2 companies and 1 academic player, of which at least 1 is an SME or ETI. (NB: Depending on the region, large companies may or may not be allowed in consortia, may or may not be funded, and may or may not be leaders)
  • Maximum 5 partners
  • Budget between 1 and 4 M€. (NB: some regions authorize projects from 500 k€ to 1M€ for consortia of up to 3 intraregional actors)
  • Indicative duration of 24 to 60 months
  • Themes : related to the specialization strategy for your region 
  • Labeling by a competitive cluster is generally a strong asset.

What are the deadlines for submitting your application?

The call for projects closes on October 28, 2025 and intermediate reviews of applications are scheduled every 6 months.

Application deadlines - regionalized iDemo

What are the specificities of my region?

Themes & Strategic Priorities: Sustainable food; Health and individualized care; Sustainable mobility; Hydrogen; Advanced materials and processes; Microtechnologies and intelligent systems

Themes & Strategic Priorities: Maritime; Agriculture & Food; Digital; Health & Wellness; Industry & Smart Manufacturing

Themes & Strategic Priorities: Sustainable biorefineries and bioresources; Circular economy; Decarbonized energy efficiency; Embedded artificial intelligence; Content images and interactive media; Precision health; Maritime; Forestry and climate change

Themes & Strategic Priorities: Sustainable city; Industry of the future; Industrial and mobility decarbonization; Hydrogen; Cybersecurity; Quantum; Artificial intelligence; Bioproduction and biotechnologies; Cultural and creative industries

Themes & Strategic Priorities: Healthy and sustainable food; Water; Coastal; Health and wellness and aging well; Smart and sustainable mobility; Smart materials; Energy transition; Big data, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity

Themes & Strategic Priorities: Energy and ecological transition; Aerospace security-defense; Green chemistry and advanced materials; Optics-photonics; Smart technologies; Naturalness; Tourism, culture, sport; Health and silver economy; Blue economy

My innovation project is not collaborative, what can I do?

The i-Demo financing system is available at the national level to support the development of highly innovative products or services with high added value and their prototypes or pilot lines.

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