SME Market Expansion Open Call

The second edition of the Small Call is now launching under its new name SME Market Expansion Call. 714K€ has been allocated to the SME Market Expansion Call’s mechanism.  

The SME Market Expansion Call is a mono-beneficiary type of call addressed to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Each entity awardee will receive 59,500€ per project. The wider goal of the call is to provide new pathways into wider co-operation with the EIT Urban Mobility ecosystem and create new partnerships with lighter procedures and processes.

Call Main Features

Call for Proposals Main Features[1]
Key dates of the Call calendarCall opening: 21 November 2023
Call closing (submission of completed application): 19 February 2024 by 17:00 CET
Eligibility and admissibility check: Beginning of March 2024
Evaluation of proposals: End of March 2024
Remote Panel Hearing: Beginning of April 2024
Communication of results: Mid-April 2024
Tentative start of the projects: May-June 2024
Total estimated EIT Funding allocated to this Call and co-funding rate714,000€ (12 projects to be implemented out by 12 different SMEs, each with an EIT funding allocation of 59,500 EUR).
Project durationThis call is open to proposals with a project duration of 6 months.
Submission portal Proposals shall be submitted on AwardsForce.
See document “Guide for applicants” for further details.
List of documents to be submitted1. Application form (available on the AwardsForce platform)
2. Letter of support (available on the Call webpage)
List of documents to take into consideration1. Call Manual
2. Guidelines for Applicants
3. Letter of Intent template
4. EIT Urban Mobility Strategic Agenda 2021-2027
5. Eligibility of expenditure
6. Appeal procedure
7. Financial Support Agreement template
8. Project Implementation Handbook
9. Horizon Europe Model Grant Agreement
Short summary of the topics to be addressedThe Challenge Areas cover three main topics:
– Energy and Mobility
– Sustainable City Logistics
– Future Mobility.  

See Section 1.3.2 of the Call Manual for details.

Applicants are free to discuss any proposal idea with our local innovation team located in our five Innovation Hubs.
Evaluation criteriaFor the Strategic & General fit evaluation:
– Meet the strategic fit product/service solution definitions
– Comply with SME Market Expansion Call general fit requirements

For the full proposal evaluation:
– Excellence: novelty and innovation
– Impact: social, economic, financial, and general sustainability
– Implementation: planning and sound financial management

Info sessions and contact details

Recorded webinars and contact details are available to guarantee the maximum support to the applicants during the proposal’s preparation process.

To help applicants with the preparation and submission of their proposals, EIT Urban Mobility has hosted one live Call Info Day. It has been focused on the call content, the challenges as well as on the submission and evaluation procedures, and the financial aspects. Watch the recording here:

In parallel to the call information sessions, all applicants may contact EIT Urban Mobility to resolve any concerns or doubts on the general/technical procedures and call content. These are the key contact details of the EIT Urban Mobility team for questions related to this call:

Type of contactEmail
Legal, Financial, Administrative and general

[1] Please note that this calendar is indicative. Dates might be subject to slight changes.