18 Nov 2020 Calls

€5m call aims to help SMEs adopt new technologies

The European Commission has launched a €5 million call for strategic alliances to help the European Union’s small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) maximise their use of new technologies.

Two pilot projects will be supported focused on creating collaboration among SMEs, through industrial cluster organisations, to promote increased adoption of advanced technology in specific industrial ecosystems.

Participating industrial clusters will be expected to create alliances between traditional SMEs with similar technology needs and the tech-savvy SMEs that can provide them with appropriate technological solutions.

Ultimately, proposed projects should aim to prepare and help businesses to adopt advanced technologies. Two approved projects will receive a grant of between €2-3m from the Commission’s programme for the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (COSME).

The deadline for the submission of proposals is 2 February 2021 (17.00 CET).

For more information please visit https://www.clustercollaboration.eu