MINE-THE GAP Open Call for Innovation Projects
Creation and Integration of Novel Industrial Value Chains for SMEs in the Raw Materials & Mining Sectors through ICT, Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Support (MINE.THE.GAP)
MINE.THE.GAP provides direct financial support to SMEs through innovation vouchers.
Two competitive calls are launched aiming to select the best projects to carry out strategic plan’s preparation, validation of ideas, proof of concept and demonstration activities.
The expected TRLs for activities funded under the calls lie between TRL6-7 for design and implementation of a prototype / proof-of-concept and TRL7-8 for demo activities.
Additionally, MINE.THE.GAP will offer business support services for the selected projects to enhance innovation capacities, promote technology transfer and commercialisation, and to boost SMEs internationalisation.
Expected duration of participation:
MINE-PoC (Proof of Concept) – 9 Months
MINE-Demo (Demonstration) – 12 Months
Total EU funding available:1.500.000 €
Applications to the voucher are made through a web form on the website of the project.