COSME Call 2020 - Strategic alliances for the uptake of advanced technologies by SMEs COS-STRAT-2020-3-05 Closed!


The general objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the European Commission’s recovery package via the establishment of strategic alliances between tech-savvy SMEs and the traditional SMEs facing the need to adapt to the post-crisis economic environment, focusing on the benefits of adopting advanced technologies.
As a final objective, this call for proposals shall contribute to a wider spreading and diffusion of advanced technologies across SMEs in Europe and boost the economic recovery


In particular, consortia are requested to:

  • Build strategic alliances between traditional SMEs facing similar challenges for the uptake of advanced technologies in their industrial ecosystem,
  • Support the established strategic alliances in bridging with EU tech-savvy SMEs
  • Organise and manage at least one virtual match-making event
  • Organise technical assistance, provided by technology centres, for the uptake of the selected technologies by the traditional SMEs benefiting from the project
  • Provide business support for the adaptation of the technologies to the SMEs in their cluster;
  • Identify opportunities and threats SMEs face while they intend to adopt advanced technologies
  • Organise the necessary communication and dissemination activities to first mobilise EU traditional and tech-savvy SMEs

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 5,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 February 2021 - 8 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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