SMART EUREKA Cluster Program on Advanced Manufacturing launches its 1st Call for Projects

Submitted by Codruta Marginean on 06 December 2017

SMART is a  industry-driven  EUREKA Cluster programm in Advanced Manufacturing, active since 2017, with the  vision to become the preferred program for international close-to-market R&D&I advanced manufacturing projects in the following sectors: aeronautics, automotive, capital goods, railways, consumer durables and other discrete manufacturing sectors.

SMART mission is to boost the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European discrete manufacturing industries through the promotion of R&D&I in an open community of industrial organisations: large industries, SMEs, associations; RTOs and academia.

As a EUREKA Cluster, SMART is grounded in Europe and open to worldwide participants from the Eureka Network.

After having signed the Framework Agreement and established the new Association and Cluster Office, SMART will be launching its first Call for Projects on December 11th, 2017.

All SMART Supporting Countries (Czech Republic, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey)  will be participating on this first call. Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia and Switzerland are not taking part in this call but partners from these countries can contact their project officers to discuss potential funding alternatives .

Please find more information regarding the funding schemes of all countries here. 

To help participants find partners for their projects and build consortia, SMART will be organizing an International Proposers’ Day on December 12th at the EUREKA Secretariat (Brussels).

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