ELIIT funding opportunity - deadline March 17 2020

The European light industries innovation and technology (ELIIT) project has opened up a call to select and support 25 partnerships between SMEs active in the TCLF sectors, and innovative technology owners or providers.

The aim of ELIIT is to promote European cooperation between SMEs from textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries and providers or owners of novel technologies, to promote the use of technology-ready solutions to improve productivity, value chain integration, resource efficiency and to create new high added-value products and services. KETs and digital technologies, artificial intelligence, internet of things, among others are examples of technologies that could be implemented in European SMEs within ELIIT initiative.

ELIIT will select 25 partnerships between SMEs active in the TCLF sectors, and innovative technology owners or providersthroughout the launch of different calls for proposals. The objective of these partnerships is to implement the excellent research results achieved in many technological areas by the technology owners/providers to the European SMEs within the TCLF industries.

These partnerships will be supported through:

  • Direct economic support of 70.000 € per project.
  • Coaching program performed by specialists from different areas of interest for the partners selected.
  • Networking activities with professional links

The public call for proposals, launched November 2019, will close March 17th, 2020.

For further information: https://ec.europa.eu/eliit