Transforming Regions into Innovation Valleys

Innovation stakeholders from Greece, Catalonia-Spain, Malta, Hungary, Belgium and Ireland join forces to connect DeepTech startups with the European innovation ecosystem. RInnoValleys is set to address disparities and challenges faced by EU regions in supporting deep tech startups and accessing the European Innovation Council (EIC). RInnoValleys is poised to kickstart transformative change in these six EU regions.

RInnoValleys is funded by the European Union. 

transforming regions

The Project

RInnoValleys is a project funded by the European Union, aiming to transform regions into innovation valleys. 

Aiming to enhance the innovation capabilities of EU regions by creating a joint transnational action RInnoValleys plans to connect with the European Innovation Council (EIC) ecosystem. The European Innovation Council is vital for fostering innovation and supporting cutting-edge technologies. However, numerous regions encounter barriers like limited funding, weak infrastructure, and underdeveloped innovation policies. RInnoValleys aims to bridge this gap by enhancing capabilities, and fostering inclusive, gender-diverse, and connected innovation ecosystems, setting the stage for long-term change, requiring the implementation of an action plan to establish new practices and ensure continued progress.  

The project ensures the involvement of key innovation players from government, academia, industry, and civil society, promoting inclusivity across all EU territories, including rural areas aligning regional innovation policies with the New European Innovation Agenda. 


Best Practices Repository

Resources Center

Best practices, success stories and recommendations from ecosystem stakeholders. Discover presentations, peer learning reports and policy recommendations from RInnoValleys and stakeholders from the startup and innovation community.


Our team

The Consortium

A diverse consortium with a strong presence in the European innovation ecosystem.

RInnoValleys partners are:

European Innovation Council

Learn about the EIC

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is Europe’s flagship innovation programmeto identify, develop and scale up breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations. 

The EIC has been established under the EU Horizon Europe programme. It has a budget of €10.1 billion to support game changing innovations throughout the lifecycle from early stage research, to proof of concept, technology transfer, and the financing and scale up of start-ups and SMEs.

Discover the EIC Service Cataloge, including: 

  • Acceleration, Incubation and Venture Building
  • Support Fundraising
  • Matchmaking
  • Business Planning
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Access to Infrastructure and R&D Support
  • Intellectual Property & Legal
  • Internationalisation
  • Due Diligence
  • Prototyping & Proof of Concept
  • Human Resources & Talent

Latest news

1st Peer Learning Event in Barcelona

– Innovation stakeholders from Greece, Catalonia-Spain, Malta, Hungary, Belgium and Ireland join forces to connect DeepTech startups with the European innovation ecosystem.

– In Barcelona the first peer learning event hosting 26 representatives of the EU innovation ecosystem. 

tools & learning

Coming Soon

Stay tuned for tools, workshops and discussions.

Service Design Workshop

coming soon

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RInnoValleys is funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.