SMART Call for Projects aims at helping EUREKA manufacturing enterprises to adapt to global competitive pressures by developing the necessary enabling technologies to support advanced manufacturing across a broad range of sectors.
Is your company looking for collaborating with international partners, in the implementation of new manufacturing processes, advanced production equipment or gaining skills in how to manufacture the products of the future? Then SMART EUREKA Cluster Call may be the perfect tool for you.
SMART is the EUREKA Cluster promoting collaborative, international & close-to-market R&D&I projects in the area of advanced manufacturing, a key booster for the competitiveness of the industries, the social sustainability and to address the needs of citizens and the environment. SMART promotes the creation of challenging projects, where large industries, SMEs, academia and research organizations could collaborate as an ecosystem with well defined market orientation.
This first SMART cluster call will be launched on 11th December 2017 followed by a Brokerage Event where proposal promoters and potential partners will be able to interact, exchange and network in an open and creative environment.
SMART Call will follow a 2-stages procedure, having each of them the following characteristics:
- Project Outline (PO): the intention of this short document (approx. 15 pages) is to provide an overview of the project, its main objectives, partnership and impact. Those positively evaluated POs are invited for the second stage. Deadline 9th March 2018.
- Full Project Proposal (FPP): describes the project implementation plan in detail, the advance beyond the state of the art and the exploitation and financial plan. Deadline 11th June 2018.
Approved FPPs will receive the SMART Label.
Source: Eureka Network
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