Sustainable mobility is at the core of the European strategy to accelerate the ecological and digital transition, as the transport sector is a major contributor to GHG emissions.
7 calls for proposals will grant 15 projects. From innovation products and process to services, submit your proposals for a grant up to 40k€
The overall aim of the Open Calls is to identify product innovations in order to reduce dependency on critical inputs and technologies in the E- BOOST value chains, to introduce new-to-firm products or services, and to engage actors from regions with different levels of economic development.
High-profile SMEs addressing unmet needs in electromobility from all mobility sectors: automotive, industrial vehicles, active mobility, railway, maritime, etc.
Even the youngest companies, still unexperienced but with high potential, will be considered in the process. A pool of experts will then form the basis for the experts’ panel that will evaluate individually the proposals based on these criteria: excellence, impact and implementation.
For clusters or SMEs that need advice and good practices exchanges
Mentoring programmes for clusters and SMEs based on the skills gaps identified will be designed and capacity building planned so that markets are prepared for new electromobility solutions.
The training will be implemented by:
E-Boost your cluster mentoring programme: A 6-months clusters managers mentoring programme whose goal is to develop cluster management practices and provide inspiration for up-skilling and attracting talents, create new business ideas as well as cooperation opportunities.
SMEs mentoring programme: A 6-months SMEs mentoring program implemented by clusters with the project technical support whose goal is to support strategic management, up-skilling of the workforce, talent management and business development.
Ecosystem Animation Activities
For SMEs that need to travel accross Europe to meet partners or participation to innovation and business events
Developing projects is key in order to succeed in deploying SMEs’ solutions at the international level. This will be achieved by boosting SMEs networking through the organisation and implementation of events (matchmaking, B2B events, study visits, webinars, workshops, participation to international exhibitions…).
For SMEs that need to internationalize their activities
Based on the E-BOOST clusters links in both Canada and the United States of America, the consortium will fuel these connexions within the project activities dedicated to the establishment of cooperation and business agreements. Moreover, North American territory represents a major electromobility market for the deployment of SMEs’ businesses. Transports stakeholders from this zone have a head start on other world countries regarding the development of electromobility infrastructure thanks to innovative technologies in terms of hydrogen or electric mobility.
The E-BOOST Partnership is represented by a strong consortium ensuring a large coverage of electromobility at the European level.
RAI Automotive Industry NL is the leading authority in Dutch automotive manufacturing and supply chain industry, focusing on global automotive and mobility solutions by joining forces with industry members and stakeholders and acting as a catalyst in the fields of innovation and education.
This cluster organization is a part of the RAI Vereniging / RAI Association and together represent the interests of the Dutch automotive industry on a national and an international level.
RAI Automotive Industry NL facilitates a network of companies, active in the Dutch automotive industry that maintain and strengthen their international innovative lead through mutual cooperation and collaboration with government and knowledge institutions.
The Automotive Cluster of Aragon is the referring entity of the automotive sector in Aragon (Spain). It is made up of industries dedicated to the manufacture of automotive components, as well as other companies directly related to this value chain.
CAAR brings together more than 120 partners in the automotive sector, an entire ecosystem that constitutes one of the largest concentrations of industrial capacity, knowledge and talent in southern Europe and employs 26,000 people in a wide range of companies with a turnover of 11,000 million euros per year, export a third of what they manufacture and invest each year more than 350 million euros in R&D.
Its objectives include promoting cooperation and collaboration in projects between Aragon’s automotive companies that optimise the efficiency of their operations, promote R+D and encourage the use of new technologies, as well as improve the management and training of human resources and the competitiveness of their companies.
CARA is a French mobility cluster based in Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. Gathering more than 420 members from different background CARA is fostering collaboration and innovation to develop economic activity on its territory.
CARA is representing 6 industrial sectors Automotive, Truck & Bus, River, Aerial guided transport, On rail and Active mobility.
Distretto per le Tecnologie Ferroviarie, l’Alta Velocità e la Sicurezza delle Reti S.c.ar.l
DITECFER is an acronym for “District for Railway Technologies, High Speed, Networks’ Safety & Security”.
It is a limited liability company with consortium purposes (S.c.ar.l.) which since February 2017 extends beyond the Regione Toscana and brings together the most dynamic and collaborative companies and research organizations in Italy
DITECFER shareholders are a group of companies, research and industry organizations that actively work to:
Collaborate in R&D at national and EU level.
Promote technology transfer and innovation
Increase internationalization opportunities as an integrated supply chain.
Develop training and empowerment on key issues for the improvement of railway mobility.
Logistik-Initiative Hamburg: With more than 500 member companies and institutions from the Hamburg metropolitan region and beyond, the public-private partnership is the largest location network in the industry in Europe.
Our network is made up of logistics service providers, industry & trade, research & development, startups, numerous public institutions and industry-related companies.
With our partners, we are the first point of contact for all questions concerning the logistics-related economy. As a catalyst, initiator and manager of innovation projects at regional, national and international level, we create added value for the entire logistics sector and Hamburg as a logistics location. We identify relevant topics at an early stage, coordinate the initialization of projects and mobilize our members for the successful implementation of joint activities.
ZNIK SP ZOO
ZNIK Sp. z o.o – Koordynator Klastra LTPP is an innovative partnership of Pomeranian business, science and local governments in the logistics, transport and distribution industry, which is the leading sector of the region’s economy necessary for its effective and efficient functioning.
It has 235 members and its mission is the creation and development of the Pomeranian multimodal logistics hub, located on the route of the North-South corridor, including the route of the VI pan-European transport corridor, and supporting the use of environmentally friendly technologies in transport.
It also provides wide range of support activities from business consulting, specialized training to national and international R&D projects. It is currently running a number of internationalization projects allowing firms, small and big, to participate in all types of events, from economic missions to the world’s biggest and most important tradeshows, at significantly lower cost.