SMART call for projects

This call is closed

Do you have an innovative project idea in advanced manufacturing?

SMART is a flexible industry-driven Eureka Cluster for advanced manufacturing, whose main objective is the promotion of collaborative and international close-to-market R&D and innovation projects with decentralised national funding. 

Build your international consortium with at least two partners from two different countries and apply for R&D and innovation funding. 

Participating Countries/Regions

  • Austria
  • Belgium (Flanders)
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Luxembourg
  • Portugal
  • Slovenia
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Sweden
  • Türkiye
  • United Kingdom


Technical domains:

  • Advanced manufacturing processes
  • Smart and adaptive manufacturing systems
  • Digital, virtual and efficient companies
  • Person-machine collaboration
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Customer-based manufacturing

Key application areas:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Railway
  • Consumer goods
  • Capital goods
  • Industrial components


1. Prepare your project outline: 30 January 2023

The project outline provides a short overview of the concept, the main objectives and the project consortium (10-12 pages). 

2. Receive feedback: 14 March 2023

Project outlines are evaluated and feedback is given when invited to the second stage.

3. Write the full project proposal: 3 May 2023

The full project proposal is a complete description of the project objectives, excellence, implementation work packages and expected impact. 

4. Successful projects get SMART label: 20 June 2023

After the evaluations performed by a panel of recognised experts in the field of manufacturing, the best projects are granted with the SMART Cluster label.

5. Apply for your national funding

The SMART office can provide you support contacting your national funding body. 


SMART projects must have at least two partners from two different Eureka countries. Your project must last between two and three years, and the budget must be balanced between participants and countries. There are no minimum or maximum budgets defined.

Your national funding body may have additional eligibility criteria for you to receive funding. 


Proposers' day - Brussels 1 December 2022

Are you looking for partners or projects to engage with? Visit the projects looking for partners section on SMART's website.