Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs





Guide for applicants Technical proposal template FAQs


Opening of the call - 15 November 2019
Deadline of the call - 17 March 2020 17:00 CET

Eligibility criteria

Common eligibility criteria - The organisation must be legally and operationally established in the EU or a COSME associated country

  • EU countries - Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom* 
    (*until further notice)
  • COSME associated countries - Iceland, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Moldova, Ukraine and Armenia 
    (*non-EU participant info and disclaimer)

Moreover, the applying organisation must not be in the process of receivership or bankruptcy.

Specific criteria for TCLF SMEs - To qualify as an SME, an organisation must 

Specific criteria for providers and owners of technology (e.g. research centres, universities, innovation centres, competence centres)

To apply, the organisation must own the relevant technologies or have the right to use them freely.

Application process and selection criteria

The following steps group the processes of registration, application, and selection of projects on the EMS platform

Step 1: Registration and validation based on eligibility criteria 

All potential partners must register and fulfil the eligibility criteria individually.   

Step 2: Submission of partnership project proposal 

After registration and validation of the partners´ profiles, the project proposal must be submitted in partnership via the EMS platform

  • if you do not have a partner, you can find one on the EMS platform
  • if you already have a partner outside the ELIIT project, both must register on the EMS platform

Read the ‘guide for applicants’ and the application form for more information.

Step 3: Assessment and selection of projects

The assessment process is divided into 2 stages

  • Pre-selection: eligible project proposals will be evaluated according to the award criteria described in the guide for applicants. The process will result in a shortlist of finalist projects
  • Final evaluation: shortlisted projects will be evaluated by the ELIIT steering board, which will decide on the final list of projects to be supported


For general support or if you encounter any issue throughout the application process, please see our contact page.