13 innovation collaborative projects are entering the UFO Support Programme with 1.5 million euros funding

Submitted by Robert Cincu on 08 June 2021


We are happy to announce the results of the First UFO Open call for innovation collaborative projects.

UFO (Emerging indUstries new value chains boosted by small flying objects) aims to support European SMEs in the development of innovative products and services integrating new Embedded Key Enabling Technology Solutions (digital technologies, microelectronics, nanotechnologies, sensors and Exploitation solutions) in the Small Flying Objects: Drones, High Attitude Platform Systems and Small Satellites answering the challenges of 6 Emerging Industries: Blue Growth, Digital Creative & Gaming, Mobility Technologies, Climate, Environment, Finance & Insurance.

The first open call was closed on February 18th 2021. We received 52 project proposals applying for 3 types of vouchers: Feasibility, Market & Business Development and Demonstration activities. The applications were coming from the 5 partners’ countries – Bulgaria, France, Greece, Romania and United Kingdom. The winners of the first Open Call for innovation collaborative projects will receive up to €60,000 for feasibility and up to €150 000 for demonstration projects, alongside technical support from industry experts and business mentoring, networking, access to funding to support the project sustainability and market realisation.

The complete list of chosen applicants and their project topics can be found in the attached document.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a proposal for their efforts dedicated. For everyone interested and participants not selected, we highly recommend you to apply for the Second UFO Open Call, to be launched soon! The Second Open Call will be followed by a Matchmaking event to support you in the formation of partnerships. For more details and subscription to the event: https://ufo-project-open-call-matchmaking.b2match.io/ (deadline for registration June 27th 2021).

Further details on the UFO Project are available at https://www.ufoproject.eu/

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