Focused Technology Transfer Experiments (FTTE)

Open Call Information

Technical area: Customized low energy computing powering CPS and the IoT
Duration: July 21 2022  – October 15 2022
Further information & Application

SMART4ALL invites nominations for its 3rd FTTE Open Call. The Sub-Grants are part of the SMART4ALL programme which is supported by the European Union under Horizon 2020.

 About Focused Technology Transfer Experiments (FTTEs)

Focused Technology Transfer Experiments (FTTEs) are novel short-term (9 months) experiments allowing for cross-border synergies that transfer knowledge and technology between academia and industry. FTTEs aim to accelerate product orient projects and offer guidance towards successful commercialization. Within this type of experiments, one party transfers to the receiving partner a specific HW or SW technology in order to enable improved product or processes. In FTTEs, two different entities from two different countries are involved: one Academic and one Industrial partner or two Industrial partners. The Industrial partner acts as the leading partner.

FTTE proposals focus on domains that are not adequately represented in current Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) projects and include:

  • Digitized Transport
  • Digitized Environment
  • Digitized Agriculture
  • Digitized Anything


SMART4ALL will select 4 Pathfinder Application Experiments (PAEs) following a selective process in this 3rd and last Open Call.


Who can apply?

Consortia composed of two different entities from two different countries including one Academic/Industrial partner who acts as a Technology Provider and an Industrial partner acting as a Technology Receiver.

Αpplicant consortia shall include at least one member from one of the SEE countries (except Greece) or Ukraine

Consortia can include the following types of applicants:

·        Universities or Academic Institutions

·        SME and Slightly Bigger Companies

·        Technology Providers in general


For this FTTE Open Call, one Academic/Industrial Technology Provider transfers a novel Hardware (HW) or Software (SW) technology to one Industrial Technology Receiving partner as an early-adopter. The partners shall apply together as a consortium through a simple application form. The consortium composition can be as follows:

Technology Provider Technology Receiver
Academic Industrial

The leading partner must always have an Industrial partner status (SME or Slightly Bigger company).

The eligible countries are: EU Member States (including the United Kingdom), H2020 Associated countries and any other South-East Europe countries not listed above and included in Annex A of the H2020 Work Programme.

Consortia including at least one member of the following South-East Europe countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia) or Ukraine will be prioritized and given 1 extra point to the overall score.

Proposals must be cross-border and can be submitted by any of the afore-mentioned type of entities, but the participation of, at least, one SMEs/Slightly Bigger Companies is compulsory and should be the leader of the consortium.

The applicants involved in the consortia can NOT include any SMART4ALL partners.

Matchmaking & Partner Service

For seeking organization partners and matchmaking service please register to the SMART4ALL Marketplace and use the Matchmaking service, searching by application domain, type of partner, country or specific keyword.

What are the Benefits?

  • Get financial support of up to €80,000
  • Establish new collaboration
  • Get business, ethics, technology, fundingdevelopment help from international lead experts
  • Join novel coaching services

 How to Apply?

Guide for Applicants and FAQs are available at SMART4ALL Application Κit (

 The FTTE proposal submission deadline is October 15th, 2022 at 17:00 CEST.