EIT Manufacturing, the Community of the European Institute of Innovation and main initiative promoting advanced manufacturing at the European level of which HIT is a partner, has opened the “SME Transform Call 2021“, aiming to support SMEs that want to implement a transformation project in their production systems to bring them to a higher level of competitiveness.
The planned financial support is overall of 1 M€.
Who can apply?
- Companies that want to transform their production lines or systems.
- Companies that meet the EU-defined description of an SME: “less than 250 employees … annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million … and/or an annual total budget not exceeding EUR 43 million”.
- European manufacturing companies with headquarters established in any Horizon Europe country and a significant commercial or industrial presence in other Horizon Europe countries. Commercial presence is defined as greater than 20% of a company’s sales while industrial presence is defined as greater than 20% of a company’s workforce.
What can be requested?
Dedicated expert support for project implementation and financial support up to 150K€.
Application deadline: September 30, 2021.