ELIIT Open call
The initiative European Light Industries Innovation and Technology (ELIIT) aims at supporting European cooperation to promote the use of disruptive technology-ready solutions to improve productivity, value chain integration, resource efficiency and to create new high added-value products and services in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) industries.
ELIIT will support TCLF SMEs in implementing the excellent research results achieved in many technological areas by providers and/or owners of novel and innovative technologies throughout the launch of different calls for proposals. SMEs could benefit this way of incorporating in their business disruptive technologies such as KETs (Key enable technologies), digital technologies, artificial intelligence, internet of things…
Through different calls for proposals, ELIIT will select 25 partnerships between TCLF SMEs and providers and/or owners of novel and innovative technologies, which will benefit from:
- Financial support of 70.000 EUR to develop products or prototypes with high-added value and profitability
- A tailor-made coaching and advice programme on technical and/or soft skills to elevate the relevance of projects and increase their capabilities
- Facilitating market-positioning and professional links between members of partnerships and other key players by organising networking activities and attendance at relevant workshops, conferences and exhibitions
- SME tailored support to strengthen intellectual property rights protection
In the first call for proposals, 15 projects have been selected. The second call will open soon and will select 10 outstanding projects.