The purpose of this programme is to encourage research actors to create new structured partnerships through the creation of "Joint Laboratories" between a SME or an ETI (intermediate-sized enterprise) and a research laboratory. A Joint Laboratory is defined by the signing of a contract defining its operation, including:
Activities funded by the programme will focus on the construction stage of the Joint Laboratory and initial research operations.
The appelsprojetsrecherche.fr portal centralises all information on calls for proposals and calls for applications from ADEME, ANR, Inserm including ANRS, Anses and INCa. It provides a simplified access to upcoming and ongoing calls, giving a greater visibility to funding opportunities. Following their closing date, the calls remain published for a few months.