The European project ELBE EUROCLUSTER has opened the first call for "Financial Support To Individual Services".

This first window of the call has a budget of 110.000€ which will support a minimum of 11 individual services to SMEs (up to 10.000€).

Services may be provided in various forms (one-to-one meetings, webinars, matchmaking events…) and must correspond to one of the following types of services:

  1. Access to test facilities. Objective: Provide easier access to existing labs or test-sites which are necessary for the completion of tests.
  2. International development. Objective: Support on building tailored identity shaping, implementing business agreements and joint collaborative projects.
  3. Market & business intelligence. Objective: Support can be (but is not limited to): reducing regulatory burden, providing access to market information, bottom-up analysis to identify vulnerable products/services, identification of the reasons for dependency on critical inputs, technologies, or infrastructures.
  4. Development and technology transfer. Objective: Support on assessing the transferability potential of some technology to another sector or solve a technical problem to enable technology transfer.
  5. Green and IT Technology expertise. Objective: Support from DIH and other providers to SMEs in their green and digital transition to improve their energy resource efficiency, progress in the IT transition and in IT based smart manufacturing.

SMEs should submit their application together with their service provider or describe the type of service they expect to obtain.

Applications shall be submitted by 8 March 2024 2023, 05:00 pm CET at the latest, on the EU Survey platform.

READ MORE: Information about the call for proposals.