New Open Call that offers coaching and mentoring services to SMEs

Submitted by Diana Lago on 19 September 2023


Within the framework of the RESIST Eurocluster, of which CEAGA is a part, a new open call has just been launched so that European SMEs in the Mobility, Transport and Automotive ecosystem can receive coaching and mentoring services that allow them to improve their levels of digitalisation and sustainability. These services are divided into two packages:

  • Assessment services: their objective is to analyse the state of digital and sustainable maturity of the SME, as well as provide advice and recommendations for improvement. Beneficiaries can receive up to 5 sessions organised in 3 months with a specific high-level expert. To do this, the SME can obtain financial support of a maximum of 4,000 euros or 75% of the expert’s invoice, the lower amount always prevailing.
  • Feasibility services: their objective is to analyse in detail an improvement plan, innovation project or similar to determine its probability of success. Theoretical or laboratory studies are included on the feasibility of implementing a new technology, new materials or a new approach to the services, products, processes or business models of SMEs. Internationalisation studies or entry into new markets are also covered. The support will be received in a maximum period of 6 months with a maximum funding of 7,500 euros or 75% of the expert’s invoice, the lower amount always prevailing.

The total budget of the call is 190,000 euros and it is planned to finance up to a maximum of 25 SMEs in the assessment services category and up to 12 SMEs in the feasibility services category.

To apply for this call, interested SMEs must choose one of the experts registered in the catalog enabled by the RESIST Eurocluster, which can be consulted from the following link. In case none of the experts in the catalog are suitable, SMEs can suggest external experts. In both cases, the expert’s offer must be included in the application form.

  • SMEs interested in applying this call must register on the “Cluster Submission Platform” and fill out the application form with the required information.
  • If you are interested in applying as an expert in digitalisation and green transformation, offering your services to SMEs that apply for this call, fill out the expression of interest in the following link. Once your application is approved, you will appear in the RESIST expert catalog.

The RESIST Eurocluster is co-funded by the Single Market Program (SMP COSME), through the call “Joint Cluster Initiatives (EUROCLUSTERS) for Europe’s recovery” of the European Commission.

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