The European light industries innovation and technology project (ELIIT Project) seeks to support textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) SMEs in enhancing their competitiveness while helping them integrate new technologies in innovative or high added-value products, processes or services.
ELIIT will support TCLF SMEs in implementing the excellent research results achieved in many technological areas by providers and owners of novel innovative and disruptive technologies such as Key Enabling Technologies (KETs), digital technologies, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things (IoT), etc.
These partnerships will pair technology owners/providers and TCLF SMEs for a period of 12-18 months during which each partnership will receive:
- €70 000 in financial support to develop products or prototypes with high added-value and profitability
- tailor-made coaching and advice to improve project relevancy and increase capabilities
- networking activities and participation in workshops/conferences and exhibitions to aid market-positioning as well as build business relationships
- SME tailored support to strengthen intellectual property rights protection
So how can you apply for ELIIT support? Applicants will need to register and apply before 31 March 2020.
Visit the ELIIT page for more information.