WeldGalaxy is a knowledge-based B2B online platform that will bring together global buyers and European sellers of welding equipment and consumables, along with accessories and services.
Their goal is to Fund 25 Open Innovation Pilots [OIPs] among European SMEs and MidCaps through 2 Open Call rounds in 2020 with a total amount of 2.5M€.
The initiative will select pilots to become part of a 6-month training programme which includes: tech support from industry experts from TWI, business mentoring, up to €100,000 funding, media exposure, and more.
What are they looking for?
They are looking for efficient and cost-effective arc welding methods to weld different materials with different geometries and thicknesses. The innovation should be shown in terms of equipment, consumables and/or welding processes.
Who can apply?
Proposals can be submitted by a single applicant (SME or MidCap) or consortium of two or more of the below-listed types of entities.
Consortia applying to the call must include at least one Manufacturing SME or MidCap.
• Production equipment suppliers, manufacturing SMEs or MidCaps
• Technology suppliers and/or System Integrators, SMEs/midcaps that can offer additional application(s) or service(s) on top of the WeldGalaxy platform.
• End Users: SMEs/MidCaps that use welding as a means of joining materials in a fabrication process
• Research/non-industrial legal entities (i.e. research centers, universities, Competence Centres), with relevant expertise that can provide innovative solutions to the WeldGalaxy platform together with the industrial partners
This call ends soon, Apply before 29 May on the following page!
Interested applicants can contact our team at DIHBU for further details, help with the procedure..etc.