Mercado Interior, Industria, Emprendimiento y Pymes

European light industries innovation and technology (ELIIT) project

European light industries innovation and technology (ELIIT) project

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The light industries innovation and technology project (ELIIT project) seeks to support textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) SMEs in enhancing their competitiveness while helping them integrate new technologies in innovative or high added-value products, processes or services.

ELIIT will select 25 partnerships between SMEs and providers or owners of novel technologies that will aid the transfer of innovation and technology as well as the market uptake of innovative solutions. These partnerships will be supported with €70.000, a coaching program and networking activities to improve productivity, value chain integration and resource efficiency.

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ELIIT second call for proposals at a glance

06 May 2021

The second call for proposals for the European light industries innovation and technology project (ELIIT project) ended on April 14. In total, 395 textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) SMEs and 328 technology owners/providers registered on the ELIIT EMS platform.... Read more

Second ELIIT Call for Proposals now open

25 January 2021

The European Light Industries Innovation and Technology project (ELIIT Project) launched its second Call for Proposals on 25 January 2021... Read more

The ELIIT Project announces its first 15 selected partnerships

30 June 2020

The ELIIT Project announces its first selected partnerships between textile, clothing, leather and footwear sectors (TLCF) and technology owners/providers... Read more

First ELIIT call for proposals in numbers

15 April 2020

The first ELIIT project call for proposals closed on 31 March 2020... Read more

ELIIT project launched

15 November 2019

The ELIIT project (European light industries innovation and technology) was launched on 15 November 2019... Read more

How ELIIT can support you

The 1st ELIIT call for partnership proposals closed on 31 March 2020. The first 15 selected partnerships were announced in June 2020. You can register on the ELIIT platform to find textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) SMEs, and technology/owners and providers willing to collaborate and innovate.

The projects selected will benefit from

  • €70,000 in financial support to develop products or prototypes with high added-value and profitability  
  • tailor-made coaching and advice to improve project relevancy and increase capabilities
  • networking activities and participation in workshops/conferences and exhibitions to aid market-positioning as well as build business relationships
  • intellectual property rights organisation and guidance  

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How to apply for ELIIT support

To benefit from ELIIT’s support, SMEs in the TCLF sectors and innovative technology providers/owners should register and apply on the electronic monitoring system (EMS platform).  

The 2nd ELIIT call for partnership proposals was closed on 14 April 2021 and the selection of partnerships will be announced in June 2021. Meanwhile, you can register on the ELIIT platform to find textile, clothing, leather and footwear (TCLF) SMEs, and technology/owners and providers willing to collaborate and innovate.

Potential applicants can look for partners on the EMS platform and complete their application. Learn more about the application process, eligibility criteria, financial support and other benefits, and ELIIT´s helpdesk service by clicking the button.

How to apply for ELIIT's support

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