SILEO 1st Open Call for Advanced Technology Uptake Projects

SILEO Open Call for Advanced Technology Uptake Projects aims to leverage the latest innovations, advanced technologies, ideas, and insights to support lighting and furniture SMEs developing strategic products and services, improve their existing processes and methodologies, and uncover new growth opportunities, from the digital and circular viewpoint. 

But before diving in headfirst, SMEs must test the technology out on a small scale to determine its level of success and growth potential. The SILEO Call offers this chance through financial support (lump sum) for prototyping and/or a pilot application.

The Advanced Technology Uptake Project is the successful implementation, development and/or integration of the new advanced technology(ies) and/or digital solution(s) into the SME business operations to support company resilience and digital and green transformation, executed with the support of the validated technology provider(s).

This SILEO Call for Proposals is a unique opportunity for the EU SMEs to effectively uptake the selected advanced technologies (or digital solutions) into their business through the following activities:

  1. Prototyping of new products or services
  2. Pilot application
  3. Prototyping + Pilot application

Under this SILEO 1st Open Call, we will select up to 25 projects (= 25 beneficiary SMEs). Awarded SMEs will have from 3 to 6 months to implement expert consultancy selected and receive up to € 10.500 per 1 Advanced Technology Uptake Project (project budget).


  • C27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment | C31 - Manufacture of furniture
  • Financial support to lighting and furniture SMEs to leverage the latest innovations, advanced technologies, ideas, and insights in collaboration with one or more technology provider selected from the SILEO Pool of Technology Uptake Facilitators.

    The Advanced Technology Uptake Projects aspire to empower European SMEs operating in the lighting and furniture sectors to investigate the possibilities of incorporating digitalization processes, adopting sustainable practices, and implementing advanced technologies to facilitate their transition towards environmentally-friendly and digital practices.

  • We are looking for project applications submitted by a single SME operating in the lighting and furniture industry and located in the EU Member States or countries associated with the Single Market Programme.

    Further eligibility criteria are available in section 2 of the Guide for Applicants.

    Financial support:

    The maximum financial support per project/SME is up to 10.500 EUR in the form of a lump sum.

  • 10500
  • Innovation | Twin transformation
  • Lump sum
  • 12/02/2024 10:00
  • 12/04/2024 17:00
  • Austria | Belgium | Bulgaria | Croatia | Cyprus | Czech Republic | Denmark | Estonia | Finland | France | Germany | Greece | Hungary | Ireland | Italy | Liechtenstein | Latvia | Lithuania | Luxemburg | Malta | Netherlands | Norway | Poland | Portugal | Romania | Slovakia | Slovenia | Spain | Sweden | Albania | Armenia | Iceland | Moldova | Montenegro | North Macedonia | Serbia | Bosnia and Herzegovina | Turkey | Ukraine
  • Marta Krakowiak
  • +39 0499350457
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