ELCA coordinates the SILEO Eurocluster project co-financed by the Single Market Programme (SMP/COSME Pillar) of the European Union.
SILEO supports European lighting and furniture SMEs to fully recover from the crisis, become more resilient to future shocks, be better prepared for disruptions in supply and value chains, more sustainable in their business operations and stronger connected to industrial and advanced technologies ecosystems.
With a set of wide-ranging but well-crafted direct financial and non-financial actions, SILEO aims to prepare clusters to answer the digital and circular transition needs of SMEs. The project proposes direct financial funding scheme through financial support to third parties (cascade funding), joint talent placement services and internationalization actions to accelerate the recovery of lighting and furniture SMEs, support them in becoming more resilient to future shocks, better prepared for disruptions in supply and value chains, greener in business operations and stronger connected to technology ecosystems through strategic partnering.
During the project course the following business support services are planned:
1. ELCA – EUROPEAN LIGHTING CLUSTER ALLIANCE, IT (Project Coordinator)
2. Cluster Lumière Association, FR
3. Cluster d’Illuminacio de Catalunya – CICAT, ES
4. Rete di Imprese Luce in Veneto, IT
5. BIC Building Innovation Cluster, AT
6. Transylvanian Furniture Cluster, RO
7. Cluster Legno, Arredo e Sistema Casa FVG, IT
Within the frame of two SILEO financial support to third parties schemes (Business Digital Transformation Projects and Advanced Technology Uptake Projects), we are looking for technology providers and digitalization experts, who are interested in supporting SMEs in implementing specific measures and strategies to support their digitalisation and sustainability projects.
SILEO Consortium is launching a specific CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST with the aim of identifying and selecting organizations and including them in the SILEO Pool of Technology Uptake Facilitators, the international database of experts.
Only technology providers gathered in the SILEO Pool can be chosen by lighting and furniture SMEs for their projects.
How to apply?
Technology providers must submit – within the deadline – the Expression of Interest (Application FORM word file available to download), duly completed in English, together with the mandatory Annex (Organisation registration official document) to the email address of one of the SILEO project partners – contact points for the specific country of reference.
For any futher information support please contact the SILEO Project Coordinator, Marta Krakowiak – firstname.lastname@example.org
The SILEO Consortium envisaged 5 typologies of Financial Support to Third Parties – FSTP to be activated through open calls for cascade funding, during the project course. The SILEO budget for the FSTP (financial support) open calls is 1.050.000,00 EUR.
SILEO Manufacturing Process Map with SWOT analysis provides an outline of current production practices helping understand the start line for the transformation process in the European industry of furniture and lighting.