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Call: Strategic alliances for the uptake of advanced technologies by SMEs on the economic recovery

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Programme
Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"COSME"

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
COSME supports SMEs in the following areas:

  • Accessing finance
  • Opening markets
  • Supporting entrepreneurs
  • Improving business conditions
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Call
Strategic alliances for the uptake of advanced technologies by SMEs on the economic recovery
Description of call
"Strategic alliances for the uptake of advanced technologies by SMEs on the economic recovery"
This call for proposals aims to contribute to the European Commission’s recovery package via the establishment of strategic alliances between tech-savvy SMEs and the traditional SMEs facing the need to adapt to the post-crisis economic environment, focusing on the benefits of adopting advanced technologies. The final objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to a wider spreading and diffusion of advanced technologies across SMEs in Europe and boost economic recovery.
The specific objective of the action is to launch two pilot projects focused on building alliances among traditional and tech-savvy SMEs through industrial cluster organisations in order to promote SME collaboration and technology adoption within specific industrial ecosystems. 
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Thematic Focus Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)
Applicant details
Applicants must be legal entities and shall be representatives of industry, research community, and technology providers. A non-exhaustive list of potential applicants includes, for instance:
  • cluster organisations 
  • technology centres 
  • SMEs
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Proposals must be submitted by consortia composed by eligible legal entities established in a minimum of three different EU Member States
Recurring Call No
Project starts 01.01.2016
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total Call budget: 5 million €
Amount per Project: min. 2 million € - max. 3 million €
Two proposals are expected to be funded
Co-financing rate: max. 90%
Submission Online via Funding & Tenders Portal
Contact Details
EASME-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu

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