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Eureka SMART - International collaborative projects within Advanced Manufacturing 2024

SMART is an international innovation cluster for Advanced Manufacturing. Eureka clusters are thematic funding programs whose aim is to promote international cooperation and strengthen European competitiveness. Eureka clusters have been initiated by European industry and focus on the needs of industry and business. With this the offer, we want to support international collaborative projects with actors along the entire value chain for advanced manufacturing. Genom Eureka SMART 7:th Call, companies, academia and research institutes in international cooperation can apply for funding for project that contributes to innovations in advanced manufacturing.

This web page has been machine translated. If there are any uncertainties, please refer to the Swedish text.

The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

Research or development projects in advanced manufacturing.

Who can apply?

Consortia of companies, industry or academia from at least two of the countries participating in Eureka. At least one Swedish SME must participate. Proposal is submitted to SMART.

How much can you apply for?

We finance a maximum of SEK 10 million per project, and up to 50 percent of the project´s eligible costs. The projects generally run over three years.

Important dates

Please note that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can apply for travel grants to participate in PO Proposers Day on November 23. Contact call manager for more information.

  • What is the offer about?

    With this the offer, we want to support project with actors along the entire value chain and contribute to developing tomorrow's innovation in advanced manufacturing, and also support advanced manufacturing products, processes and services in all market sectors.

    The call for proposals addresses innovation projects in the following areas:

    • Advanced manufacturing processes
    • Intelligent and adaptive manufacturing systems
    • Human-machine collaboration
    • Sustainable processes and systems
    • Digital or virtual factory design, data collection and management, operation and planning, from real-time to long-term optimization methods
    • Custom manufacturing.

    In order to receive funding, the results must be relevant to the competitiveness of Swedish business.

    Expected results of the projects are, for example, prototypes and demonstrators of interest to potential customers on an international market. For a successful proposal for larger funding for Vinnova, it is normally required to focus on larger industrial challenges with participation from both larger companies, SMEs and academia/research institutes. At least one SME company with a Swedish place of business must participate.

    SMART offers support during the consortium building and organizes the network meeting SMART PO Proposers' Day - 7th Call where there is an opportunity to pitch your idea and discuss with potential partners.

    What is SMART?

    SMART is an innovation cluster for advanced manufacturing.

    All project within the EUREKA cluster are public-private partnerships with broad industrial participation, which aim to promote research or encourage standardization processes.

    The multi-step application process

    The application process to SMART takes place in several steps as below.

    • Find collaboration partners and form an international consortium, for example during the network day 23 November: 2023 SMART PO PROPOSERS’ DAY – 7TH CALL - SMART (
    • Register an outline of the project application (PO – project outline) on SMART's portal.
    • SMART and Vinnova assess the project sketch and if it is of sufficiently high quality, you are offered to submit a full project proposal (FPP - full project proposal) to SMART.
    • Register a full project proposal (FPP - full project proposal) on SMART's portal. New applications, which have not been preceded by a PO, are also welcome.
    • SMART and Vinnova evaluate the complete project applications. The applications that are approved receive a so-called Eureka label. This means that the national consortia are offered the opportunity to submit national applications to the respective country's funding public authority.
    • The Swedish consortium is offered to submit a national proposal to Vinnova. Selected Swedish consortia are interviewed at Vinnova.
    • Based on the international (FPP) and national (Vinnova) applications and any project interview, Vinnova makes a final assessment of whether the Swedish consortium receives funding or not. Note that proposal for Swedish funding may be rejected even though the cluster project has a valid Eureka label and has been invited to an interview at Vinnova.
    • Vinnova makes a decision to grant or reject proposal.
      All term for the call for proposals can be found in the current call text for Eureka cluster applications which can be found on this page: Eureka cluster funds international industrial cooperation | Vinnova

    Read the announcement text carefully!

    For project that are granted funding, it is required that the project has at least two participating organizations from at least two different countries in order for the project to start. The project must start within 12 months after the international consortium has received the Eureka label.

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Susanne Liljeblad


    +46 8 473 32 49

    Tero Stjernstoft


    +46 8 473 32 96

    Helena Claesson


    +46 8 473 31 57

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