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SURE 5.0, a European funded project, has opened a call for applications for SMEs that are operating in the European Mobility, Transport & Automotive (MTA), Aerospace & Defence, and Electronics manufacturing value chains.

Divided in two phases, the SURE5.0 Acceleration Programme 1 will help its participants to both understand and implement Industry 5.0 by utilising the following step-by step approach:

Phase 1 - Assess & Recommend

  • Consortium members will provide 50 SMEs with individual assessments and recommendations covering the entire spectrum of Industry 5.0 transformation.

Phase 2 - Business Transformation & Resilience

  • A selection of 27 SMEs will receive equity-free EUR 50k for the implementation of Industry 5.0 Transition Plan
  • SMEs will also obtain additional support via Catalogue of Complementary Service Providers

Note that:

  • Only SMEs which have completed their self-assessment will be able to apply to Phase 1.
  • Only SMES beneficiaries at Phase 1 will be able to apply to Phase 2.


  • Up to 50.000 EUR for 27 SMEs selected in the Phase 2

SURE 5.0 will host a Q&A sessions, on both 15 and 17 of February 2023.  More information and the registration links will soon be available on the project´s webpage.

For the technical requirements and more information on the phases of the call, please use the following link.

The deadline to apply for the first phase is 1 March 2023, 17:00 CET.

The application period for the second phase will be: August 2023 – September 2023.

Opportunity Details

Target audience
Digital skills for ICT professionals and other digital experts.
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Inter-disciplinary programmes and qualifications involving engineering, manufacturing and construction
Military and defence
Transport services
Geographical sphere
EU institutional initiative
Form of funding