The Light Industry Innovation and Technology Project (ELIIT project) aims to help SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) in the textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) sectors to improve their competitiveness while helping them to integrate new technologies into innovative or value-added products, processes or services.
ELIIT will support innovation and technology transfer and market acceptance of innovative solutions. This will be done by developing concrete pilot actions to improve productivity, value chain integration and resource efficiency.
How ELIIT can support you:
The ELIIT project will select 25 partnerships between TCLF SMEs and providers or owners of innovative technologies that are ready or almost ready for industrial scale-up. They will run for an indicative period of 12 to 18 months during which each partnership will benefit from
70.000 € of financial support for the development of products or prototypes with high added value and profitability
tailor-made coaching and consulting to improve project relevance and increase skills
Networking activities and participation in workshops/conferences and exhibitions to support market positioning and the development of business relationships.
Organization and consulting in the field of intellectual property rights
How to request ELIIT support:
To benefit from ELIIT support, SMEs in TCLF industries and innovative technology providers/owners should register and login to the Electronic Monitoring System (EMS) platform.
Deadline for applications: 17 March 2020, 17:00 CET.
Potential applicants can search for partners on the EMS platform and complete their application. Find out more about the application process, eligibility criteria, financial support and other benefits, and the ELIIT helpdesk service.
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