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The EU-funded SMART4ALL project develops an active network of digital innovation hubs (DIHs) to support academics, startups, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and mid-caps entering the digitisation era.

The project provides an open calls database and introduces the concept of marketplace-as-a-service (MaaS), which can serve as a one-stop-smart-shop, offering tools, services and platforms based on open-source technology.

SMART4ALL will organize nine open calls, three per each type of calls, one per year during the first 36 months of the project. 

These are the three types of calls:

  1. Knowledge Transfer Experiments (KTE): A novel type of experiments allowing smaller projects or less mature ideas to be presented, tested and thus potentially find the fertile ground to grow and reveal its product potentials. KTEs act as internships/traineeships, apprenticeships and short-term training programmes for unemployed people for vacant digital jobs. Deadlines: September 15th, 2020, June 15th, 2021, and May 2022.
  2. Focused Technology Transfer Experiments (FTTE): Within this type of experiments, one party transfers to the receiving partner a specific Hardware or Software technology in order to enable improved product or processes. Deadlines: September 30th, 2020, August 2021, and August 2022.
  3. Cross Domain Technology Transfer Experiments (CTTE): Complex multidisciplinary transfers and productization of novel Customised Low-Energy Computing (CLEC) for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to wider markets. Deadlines: March 15th, 2021, November 2021, and November 2021.

Opportunity Details

Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Geographical sphere
International initiative
Form of funding

Universities or academic institutions, SMEs and slightly bigger companies, system integrators and/or technology providers in general. 

Financing conditions

Each experiment will get funding up to €80,000 and beneficiaries will be supported with novel coaching services from world lead experts in ethics, technology, funding, and business development.

Proposals can be submitted by any of the mentioned beneficiaries, but the participation of at least one SME/slightly bigger company is compulsory. The partnerships must be cross border, involving at least two independent entities from two different EU Member States or associated countries.