14 août 2020

Startups and SME Booster call 2020 - EIT RawMaterials

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Startups and SME Booster call 2020 - EIT RawMaterials
 

 
The EIT RawMaterials Start-up & SME Booster program provides support to start-ups and SMEs to develop innovative products/services that can produce an impact in the raw materials sector or benefit our partners.
 

Besides funding and customised services, the selected Start-ups and SMEs will also get access to the EIT RawMaterials partner network, participating in our networking events, as well as gain visibility through EIT RawMaterials network channels. Eventually, supported start-ups and SMEs may join the network as an associate or full member to benefit from the ecosystem fully.

The EIT RawMaterials Start-up & SME Booster provides established start-ups with support:

  • to speed up a technology challenge resulting in a higher TRL, bringing the technology closer to the market
  • to accelerate market penetration by dedicating financial resources for a specific segment or target market
  • to facilitate product portfolio diversification, enabling product adaption or new product features to address a concrete market need

EIT RawMaterials Start-up & SME Booster Call 2020 is open all year long. For the sake of clarity and to ensure a smooth selection and operational progress of the selected Start-ups and SMEs, three cut-off dates for proposal submission will be organised. 
 

Thematic Scope
 

Europe is home to world-leading manufacturing industries, game-changing innovative technologies and an entrepreneurial infrastructure that can enable the transition to a resource-efficient, sustainable, society as envisioned in the EU 2020 agenda. A sustainable supply of mineral resources (metals, construction material) is vital for the development of these core industrial activities and their long-term economic success. However, Europe has become highly dependent on imports of these mineral resources, particularly critical raw materials, which is a key threat to future business in Europe.

The EIT RawMaterials Start-up & SME Booster Program supports new businesses sharing our vision to develop raw materials into a major strength for Europe along the whole material value chain as follows:

  • Exploration and raw materials resource assessment
  • Mining in challenging environments
  • Increased resource efficiency in mineral and metallurgical processes
  • Recycling and material chain optimisation for End-of-Life products
  • Substitution of critical and toxic materials in products and for optimised performance
  • Design of products and services for the circular economy
     
Funding
 

Financial support of up to a maximum amount of EUR 60 000.

Eligible costs follow the rules under the EIT framework agreements (FPA and SGA), please see the EIT RawMaterials Booster Call Terms & Conditions.

There is no formal minimum requirement of co-funding; however, projects that will show a co-funding and ask support for non-recurring costs (not for shareholders personnel costs) will be positively evaluated, as an indication of the commitment of the company in the initiative.
 

Cut-off deadline : 4 September 2020
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