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EUREKA SMART Advanced Manufacturing: webinar recording and slides now available

Posted on 05/09/2019

On the 3rd of September KTN hosted a Briefing Webinar on forthcoming EUREKA 3rd SMART Advanced Manufacturing Cluster Call.

The UK will support EUREKA’s 3rd SMART Cluster Call with £2 million. This webinar included an Introduction to EUREKA SMART, a flexible, industry-driven EUREKA Cluster program in Advanced Manufacturing. We would like to thank Craig Sharp, National Contact Point, Innovate UK, Joseba Bilbatua and Aritz Arteche, Smart Eureka for their excellent and informative presentations.

The 3rd EUREKA SMART Call for Projects in Advanced Manufacturing will open on 9th September 2019, deadline for submission will be March 2020.

The slides are available to view and download here.

The webinar recording is available to view here.

The collated pitches are available to view here.

Additional available resources (Click to view / download):

– Download the 3rd Call brochure here.

TRAVEL SUPPORT AVAILABLE for SMART PO Proposers' Day

To help participants find partners for their projects, there is a SMART PO Proposer’s Day 2019 on the 3rd October 2019, in Leuven, Belgium. Innovate UK and the Knowledge Transfer Network are offering UK-based R&D performing SMEs the opportunity to receive a contribution of up to £500 towards travel and accommodation costs to attend this international brokerage event. This event will target potential applicants to the SMART Cluster PO Proposers Day and will include dedicated networking and brokerage activities to help participants identify collaboration opportunities and find suitable partners.

To apply for travel support, click here.

About SMART

SMART is a flexible industry-driven EUREKA Cluster program in Advanced Manufacturing. Its goal is to define, perform and fund collaborative, international & close-to-market R&D&I projects.

Manufacturing is a vital sector in Europe, fundamental to European development towards a competitive sustainable globalisation. Advanced manufacturing is strongly addressed in most political agendas as a key enabler that will lead European society towards a higher industrial competitiveness, sustainable growth and job creation.

SMART promotes advanced manufacturing projects among large companies, SMEs, associations, RTOs & Academia.  As a EUREKA Cluster, SMART is grounded in Europe and open to participants worldwide.

Visit the website here.

About EUREKA

EUREKA is an intergovernmental network launched in 1985. Its aim is to support market-oriented R&D and innovation projects by industry, research centres and universities across all technological sectors. It is a global network of government ministries and innovation agencies of over 45 countries, who collaborate on research and innovation projects.

With its flexible and decentralised network, EUREKA offers project partners:

  • rapid access to skills and expertise across Europe
  • national public and private funding schemes

EUREKA Clusters are thematic public private partnerships which convene projects between SMEs, large industry and academia across EUREKA countries. There are currently seven different Clusters in different technological fields. As part of supporting increased international UK business involvement, the UK has already taken part in two EUREKA Cluster Calls. Find more information about EUREKA here.