22 May 2024

In the framework of the European project BRIDGESMEs, of which CEAGA is part, a call has been launched to identify tech-savvy SMEs and startups that want to be part of the initiative and benefit from the activities and services it offers.

The aim of the project is to support collaboration between tech-savvy companies/startups and pilot companies with innovation potential. Alliances will be created between technology supply and demand companies, boosting their digitisation and growth.

Interested tech-savvy companies must meet the following requirements in order to be selected:

  • Being an SME or startup.
  • Develop hardware and/or software technologies.
  • Provide solutions for one or more of the BRIDGESMEs targeted five sectors: (1) Mobility, Transport & Automotive; (2) Aerospace & Defence; (3) Cultural & Creative Industries; (4) Electronics and (5) Tourism.
  • Are established in an EU Member State or Horizon Europe Associated Country.

The selected SMEs will be able to benefit from an accompanying programme with individualised advice, training and other services to boost their growth:

The application will be submitted through the BRIDGESMEs website, filling in a form and attaching a “Pitch Deck” or brief presentation of the company. Subsequently, the shortlisted companies will be interviewed by the consortium.

The application period will remain open until 28 June 2024 at 17:00 CET.

CEAGA continues to work on open innovation models that help to boost the competitiveness of companies. With this European project, it is expected to have at least 30 successful cases of collaboration between pilot SMEs and technology startups.

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