FRIEND CCI: Call for Expression of Interest for Service Providers
The Friend CCI project is looking for service providers who can offer training services related to the twin (green and digital) transition or internationalisation services to the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The providers can become part of an online-registry, published on the Euroclusters platform, which creative and cultural SMEs selected by the project will consult to support their project implementation.
Part of the support fundings that the selected SMEs receive from the Friend CCI project, to foster their resilience and boost their twin transition, hast to be used on the training, digitalisation and internationalisation services that are described in this Call for Expression of interest.
Financial support to CCI SMEs
FRIEND CCI will give financial support to SMEs for the development and implementation of cross-sectoral projects aimed to bring innovation both at the level of products and at the level of processes/ technologies, with a specific eye on the needs linked to the twin transition and internationalisation. To this end, the support will entail mandatory training and upskilling/ reskilling activities, according to the specific needs of SMEs. Also, as part of the support, SMEs will be asked to carry out activities to go international, based on their level of readiness.
This Call for Expression of Interest is directed towards companies and entities, including training centres and advisors, that are interested in providing services to the creative and cultural industries, such as digitisation services, training and advisory. Reacting to this Call for Expression of Interest by registering the company’s or entity’s services on this Euroclusters Submission platform provided by the project helps the SMEs that receive funding for training and internationalisation services through FRIEND CCI to identify providers.
FRIEND CCI offers to be part of an innovation-friendly network to build-up and skill-up European SMEs from the CCI ecosystem, putting in touch providers with the SMEs beneficiaries of the financial support of the project.