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Call for SMEs and start-ups to submit proposals before 19 May

On 16 March 2021, the GALACTICA project launched its 1st Open Call for Proposals for cross-sectoral projects in the fields of textile, aerospace, and advanced manufacturing. The application process is open to Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups in the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK).

A total of €1.2 million is available to fund the winning projects, divided into two funding schemes:

  • “Pioneer projects”

Up to €20 000 is available in funding for the Pioneer Projects in a lump sum. Single SMEs or consortia of SMEs can apply for this scheme. The scope and main goal of this scheme is to support the exploration of new cross-sectoral value chains feasibility, with a focus on developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) that connects two or more of the sectors (aerospace, textile and advanced manufacturing). The expected duration of this project is 4 months.

  • “Orbital projects”.

Up to €58 000 of funding is available per SME, and up to €100 000 is available in funding per project for Orbital Projects in a lump sum. A minimum of 2 SMEs from 2 different sectors from the EU or the UK is required. The scope and main goal of this scheme is to implement functional prototypes and to demonstrate new cross-sectoral value chains that connect two or more of the sectors (aerospace, textile and advanced manufacturing). The expected duration of this project is 6 months.

The deadline to apply for either scheme is 19 May 2021 at 17:00 CEST (Brussels Time).

Explore the Open Call guidelines for more information on the Open Call for Proposals application process.

The Advanced Technology for Industry (ATI) has been set up to promote the creation of a competitive European industry. By monitoring technological trends and up-to-date data on advanced technologies, the project aims to support the implementation of policies and initiatives. For more information, read more about the ATI project.