10 European SMEs will receive financial support of up to 13,500 euros from ELBE Eurocluster for training services within three modules.

The first call for financial support to training of ELBE EUROCLUSTER is now open!

ELBE EUROCLUSTER will organize two rounds of training sessions, each one offering training services for up 10 SMEs, which will receive financial support of up to 13.500 euros.

In each round, three different independent training modules are offered, with service providers as listed. Each SME can apply for one or more modules. All training will be delivered in English. The proposed modules and service providers are:

  • Training Module A: Sustainability & Digitalization: Designing Strategies for Increased Competitiveness and Innovation. Preferred Service Provider: StrateGaia AS
  • Training Module B: Sustainable Business, with focus on general ESG issues, UN Sustainability goals and a materiality analysis. Preferred Service Providers: Capgemini Invent or Mantis Consulting
  • Training Module C: Factlines Platform for ESG reporting (incl. SW-license). Preferred Service Provider: Factlines AS

SMEs also have the possibility to propose other training(s) addressing the same objectives of the previous three modules. In such case, SMEs should describe the training(s) they wish to take and the objectives reached by the training session. SMEs shall also identify potential training provider(s) in the application form.

Please contact Tom Fidjeland for more information on the training services.

Financial support provided
For the training service, the maximum amount to be granted is 13.500 euros. It covers the training session implementation. For a better realization of the training session, physical gathering could be agreed between SMEs and service providers. In that case, travel costs for the SMEs related to the training should be covered by the SME themselves.

A limited number of European SMEs can benefit from the financial support. Eligible applicants (cf. eligibility conditions) will be selected upon the following selection criteria:

  • Leadership commitment
  • Scale-up potential
  • Clear ambition towards Sustainability Development Goals implementationt

Deadline and application
Applications shall be submitted by 31 December 2023, 05:00 pm CET at the latest, on the EU Survey platform. For more information about the call for training services, please consult the document you will find in this link.