ELBE Eurocluster Open Call for innovative SMEs developing projects/services on the Offshore Renewable Energy sectors

The target audience of the ELBE call is European innovative SMEs from the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) sectors and/or developing projects/services on the ORE sectors (Cross-border consortia).

The challenges have been defined together with large companies who commit to collaborate with the SMEs selected to answer to their challenge. They will be involved in the selection process and participate to at least three meetings with the selected SMEs.


The support scheme aims to fund projects that are relatively close to commercialization. The expected
TRLs for projects funded under the support scheme is: TRL 6-8.

  • Testing/demonstrating one or more methodologies that support and/or optimizes processes in
    ORE sectors,
  • Adapting/testing/demonstrating a digital solution that is able to conduct forecasts, allows for
    automation of O&M activities, digital infrastructure, ….
  • Testing/demonstrating an innovative product that strengthens weak spots in the ORE value-chain,
  • Testing/demonstrating product prototypes in an ORE operational environment.

ELBE Eurocluster innovation mechanism will support 8 projects, at least 8 SMEs for a total amount of
€480 000 as a whole and up to €60 000 euros per project.

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This information is disseminated through the DIGIS3 project, supported by EU. DIHBU, as a member of DIGIS3 EDIH, can help you to submit a proposal for this funding opportunity, through its specific services, free of charge for SMEs.

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Aug 22 2023 - Sep 30 2023