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Integrated Projects (IPs)

The Integrated Project is an instrument to support objective-driven research, where the primary deliverable is new knowledge.

Aims and Objectives:

Integrated projects should aim at either:

  • increasing Europe's competitiveness
  • addressing major needs in society

Their main tasks is to deliver knowledge for new products, processes, services, etc…

Project components:

Projects must contain:

  • a research component

They may also:

  • focus on technological development
  • contain demonstration components
  • contain a training component
Research spectrum:

A single project may span over the whole research spectrum (i.e. from basic to applied research).

Number of participants:

Minimum of three partners from three different countries.

SMEs are strongly encouraged to participate in Integrated Projects.


Typically 3 to 5 years, however there is no maximum time limit.

Projects Management:

IPs will require overall management and coordination of the consortium.

Expected funding:

> tens of millions € but no minimum threshold

Type of funding: Grant as a percentage of the total costs of the projects.