The “E-BOOST – ElectromoBility for the recOvery and internatiOnalisation of Small enTerprises” project is one of the two Euroclusters dedicated to the EU Industrial Ecosystem Mobility-Transport-Automotive, co-funded by the SMP-Single Market Programme of the EU and aimed at developing the SMEs of the electromobility value chain.
The project answers to the development of sustainable mobility in the framework of the European strategy to accelerate the digital and green transition: electricity and green hydrogen both represent sources of energy not yet exploited enough in all transport modes. The European Green Deal and the EU initiative “Fit for 55” encourage the deployment of clean hydrogen, fuel cells and alternative fuels such as electricity to decarbonize the transport sector.
The SMEs involved in the electromobility sector need therefore to be supported to be more competitive, to take advantage of new market opportunities, also in third countries (USA and Canada are the target countries of the project), to develop the skills necessary for the transformation.
The project partners are: the Automotive and Mobility cluster CAAR (Spain); the cluster for Sustainable Solutions CARA (France); DITECFER (Italy); the cluster for Logistics ZNIK (Poland); the cluster for Logistics LIH (Germany); the cluster for Automotive RAI NL (The Netherlands).
The E-BOOST project will launch 3 types of small open calls for funding and other opportunities for SMEs:
- 5 Open Calls for Product Innovations: from April 2023
- 3 Open Calls for Innovation Services: from April 2023
- Mentoring Programme for skills development
- Site visits in Europa with own clusters, and the reimbursement of travel/hotel costs worth 750€:
from April 2023
- B2B with companies in USA and Canada.