For SMEs to transform their business and take operations to the next level

Our Level Up programme seeks to support SMEs that plan to transform their operations to improve competitiveness. In this programme, the Business Creation team can offer you a tailored package of support from the following services:

Services support for your transformation

  • Technology scouting
  • Pre-study feasibility assessment of your transformation project
  • Dedicated assistance for overall project conceptualization, facilitation, and implementation

Financial support for your transformation

  • Up to 150,000 € towards the realization of your transformation

Who are Level Up companies?

  • You are ready to transform your operations to bring the company to the next level of competitiveness.
  • You have a transformation project related to your manufacturing lines and/or production systems.
  • You meet the EU definition of an SME as detailed here, including “fewer than 250 employees … annual turnover not exceeding EUR 50 million … and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding EUR 43 million.”
  • Your headquarters are incorporated in a EU or Horizon Europe associated country and you have significant commercial or industrial presence in other EU or Horizon Europe associated countries.
    • Commercial presence is defined as greater than 20% of a company’s sales, while industrial presence is defined as greater than 20% of a company’s workforce.

Our Level Up application period for 2021 is now closed.

If you would like to be kept informed about our Level Up 2022 programme, please submit an expression of interest below.

Submit an expression of interest here.

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Contact our headquarters or our co-location centres

EIT Manufacturing is headquartered in Paris-Saclay and has six Co-Location Centres (CLCs) across Europe.

EIT Manufacturing’s Co-Location Centres (CLCs) are strategically situated to link regions that have high levels of manufacturing activity and advanced technology.