GALACTICA first call for proposals with 1.2M€ to support new value chains by European innovative SMEs is open


GALACTICA project, led by AEI Tèxtils, which aims to demonstrate the viability of new industrial value chains regarding the textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across the EU, launches today the first Call for proposals, with a total budget of 1.2 M€ to support European SMEs.

The Call for proposals is addressed to the European SMEs and start-ups that plan to develop innovative solutions that could be part of cross-sectoral and cross-border value chains with two different funding lines: Pioneer Acceleration and Orbital Projects.

The Pioneer Acceleration projects will support the exploration of new cross-sectoral value chains feasibility with a focus on developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as a mechanism for testing and validating the technological innovation concept, connecting two or more sectors (aerospace, textile and advanced manufacturing).

Selected projects will receive a lump-sum up to 20k€ each voucher for the Pioneer Acceleration.

The interested SMEs or start-ups willing to submit a project proposal can register for this voucher as a single SME, although consortiums are also welcome.

Orbital Projects are GALACTICA’s primary mechanism to support innovative technical demonstrations and integrations in new value chains. Support will focus on developing functional prototypes and their market testing facilitated by integrating non-technological innovations like agile and lean start-up methodologies for speeding up the market match.

GALACTICA aims to select eight projects who will receive a lump-sum support up to 100k€ per consortia, with a maximum of 58k€ per SME. Eligible consortia must be composed of at least two SMEs from at least two different sectors.

Deadline for applications: May 19th 2021 at 17h CEST

All the terms and conditions, as well as other information, are available at

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