Funding & support for integrating industry 4.0

Updated: Sep 25, 2018

IOT4INDUSTRY is a project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020. It aims at "connect[ing] and encourag[ing] collaboration between relevant innovation actors from the industrial and IoT sectors to:

  • Modernise the production capabilities in European industry, specifically in SMEs

  • Increase the competitiveness of companies through more efficient production.

  • Answer to local needs with the help of vouchers and fully meet demands."

What the project is about

The consortium has issued for a call for expression of interest in a 30-month project. It will provide support to companies wanting to join a cross-border collaboration between SMEs and other RDI actors.

Projects shall integrate at least one entity representing the IoT side and another representing the industry side; at least one of these has to be a European SME.

They have to be innovative (beyond the state-of-the-art) and have a clear industrial application.

How IoT4Industry can help you


The support will consist in:

  • providing large information support to SMEs throughout Europe having shown their interest in the matter of smart manufacturing

  • offering them training

  • helping them the matchmaking (collaborative projects between manufacturers and ICT companies)

  • helping them develop products, processes, etc.


The amount of funding available will depend on the TRL of your project:

  • If you are below TRL 5 or 6, you can get a lump sum of €50.000 per project (€25.000 max. per beneficiary) to launch a 6-month project.

  • If you aim for TRL 7-8, you are eligible to receive €90.000 (€45.000 max. per beneficiary) for an under-12-month project.

  • a lump sum of €120.000 (€60.000 max. per beneficiary) will be available for companies needing to demonstrate the efficiency of their prototype on a large scale (TRL >8).

How to apply:

IOT4INDUSTRY has issued a guide to help you through the process.

You can apply here before December 20th. A second call will take place in Spring 2019.

How to maximise your chances to get a grant

To start with, you can read the posts in our "advice" section; but actually, WE would maximise your chances of success. Get in touch!

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