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MIND4MACHINES - first open call

The project will provide €1.65 million of direct financial support to manufacturing SMEs for a digital and green transformation.


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29 June 2022, 17:00 (CEST)


The project helps manufacturing SMEs to adopt cross-cutting digital technologies provided by information and communications technology (ICT) SMEs and start-ups. These SMEs will have the opportunity to combine manufacturing and disruptive solutions in ICT (such as services and connectivity, Big Data, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT and Cybersecurity).

The main objective of the call is to raise the efficiency and competitiveness of the manufacturing industry by adopting the latest digital technologies for a smarter and greener transformation aligned with the latest European Union policies.

The aim is to support the development, testing, validation and market uptake of INDUSTRY 4.0 solutions by increasing the Technology Readiness Level (TRL)/maturity of the proposed solutions in delivering innovative goods, services and processes.

Proposals for digitalisation projects for manufacturing SME must be submitted individually by a technology provider SME or by a partnership of multiple technology providers SMEs for complex solutions.

With a dedicated budget of €1.65 million for this first open call, MIND4MACHINES aims at supporting a minimum of 19 sub-projects, within two financial schemes :

I.  Innovation Support - Testing and validating Industry 4.0 solutions (TRL 5-7)

II. Go-to-market Support - Innovative solutions demonstration and scalability (TRL 8-9)

Activities such as prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation, technical consultancy, market replication and other services can be funded for a maximum duration of nine months.

Further details are available on MIND4MACHINES' website.