Funding for projects between European light industries and textile, clothing, leather and footwear industries

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 aid the transfer of innovation and technology as well as the market uptake of innovative solutions. We do so by developing concrete pilot actions to improve productivity, value chain integration, and resource efficiency.

How ELIIT can support you

The ELIIT project will select 25 partnerships between TCLF SMEs and providers or owners of innovative technologies that are ready or almost ready for industrial scale-up. They will run for an indicative period of 12 to 18 months, during which each partnership 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

Deadline for application: 17 March 2020

Read more about the ELIT project


Please don´t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or need support in applying for ELIT.

Contact details:

Jens Woelki
Projectmanager EEN, Industrial Manufacturing

Berlin Partner for Business and Technology
Fasanenstr. 85 | 10623 Berlin | Phone +49 30 46302-259