Funding opportunity for SMEs in the digital manufacturing sector

Funding opportunity for SMEs in the digital manufacturing sector

Are you an SME developing innovative solutions in the digital manufacturing domain? Are you getting close to the market but need some support? Then we might have a solution for you!

The KYKLOS4.0 Offer for you

The solutions should include one or several of the following domains:

  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Product lifecycle management
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Augmented reality
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Circular manufacturing
  • Big data and data management
  • Deep learning
  • Decision support system

What do you need to do?

  • Build a consortium of up to 3 entities developing innovative solutions to improve digital manufacturing processes. The consortium must be led by an SME and include an industrial partner. The lead SME must be a technology integrator and the industrial partner will serve as a pilot location for the developed solution to be validated and demonstrated. An additional SME may participate to support technology adoption or increase impact.*
  • Propose a solution which demonstrates a high innovation potential and is ready to explore commercialisation opportunities by the end of experiment period (March 2022).
  • Validate and demonstrate your solution in a pilot location, which should be provided by one of your consortium partners.
  • Check whether you are eligible (criteria listed below).

*Do you need help building a consortium and finding partners?

Then fill in this 'Partnering' form, we can help you!

Eligibility criteria:

Your consortium will be considered eligible, if:

  • All consortium partners are legal entities established and based in one of the EU Member States or an H2020 Associated country, as defined in the H2020 rules for participation (a full list can be found HERE).
  • The consortium is led by an SME (the definition can be found HERE) and includes an industrial partner.
  • The consortium consists of a minimum two (2) partners and a maximum of three (3) partners.
  • The consortium can be comprised of several entities from one same country / or of several entities from different countries.

Deadline for applications:  30 June 2021, 17:00 CEST

Should you have any questions, please contact Déborah Goll at

This project receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 872570