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The European Capital of Innovation Awards (iCapital) - Information Session

Join this webinar to learn how your city could be next  European Capital of Innovation! Deadline for applications is 29 June 2023.


On 28th March, the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) is organizing an informative webinar to learn more about the 9th edition of the European Capital of Innovation Awards (iCapital). Applications are open and the deadline for submissions is 29 June 2023.

During this informative session, you will discover its main novelties, especially its eligibility and award criteria. Moreover, you will discover the details of the category 'The European Rising Innovative City' that targets towns and cities with a population of more than 50,000 and less than 250,000 inhabitants, and of 'The European Capital of Innovation' category open for cities with more than 250,000 inhabitants.

Hear the testimonials, ask your questions to our speakers and discover how your city can win one of the 6 available prizes (total budget of 1.8 Million EUR).

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For any additional information, please contact EISMEA-ICAPITALatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EISMEA-ICAPITAL[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

Register for this Info Session via the link below:

  • innovation
  • Tuesday 28 March 2023, 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)


  1. 28 Mar 2023, 10:00 - 10:20 (CEST)
    Welcome and presentation of the European Capital of Innovation Awards 2023
  2. 10:20 - 10:30 (CEST)
    Testimonial of Aix-Marseille Provence Metropole: winner of the European Capital of Innovation category 2022
  3. 10:30 - 10:40 (CEST)
    Testimonial of Harleem: winner of the European Rising Innovative City category 2022
  4. 10:40 - 11:20 (CEST)
    Q&A Session
  5. 11:20 - 11:30 (CEST)
    Final remarks

Practical information

Tuesday 28 March 2023, 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)