ADMA TranS4MErs
ACCELERATION PROGRAMME

Are you looking for opportunities to boost your business? Are you ready to tackle digital challenges in your daily routine?

Start your Digital Transformation Journey with the ADMA TranS4MErs Acceleration Programme! 

APPLY TO THE OPEN CALLS

Discover unique opportunities to kick-start your digitalisation journey with top-quality services and training tailored to your individual business needs.

The ADMA TranS4MErs Acceleration Programme offers vouchers and direct funding to design and implement your digital Transformation Plan and boost your journey towards becoming a Factory of the Future in two stages: Design and Revamp.

Vouchers are allocated on a first come first serve criteria. Registrations are open from 1 September with deadlines on 2 November, 16 November, 30 November, 14 December 2022, 4 January and 18 January 2023.

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By clicking the button, you will be redirected to the F6S Platform. This platform is the entry point for all Acceleration Programme proposals that will be submitted to ADMA TranS4MErs.

YOUR JOURNEY

What's in it for you

Design Phase Revamp Phase
  • Access to the xChange Platform
  • Invitation to xChange events*
  • 1 voucher: up to 8 hours of 1-on-1 time with a TranS4MEr
  • Review your ADMA scan’s results
  • Co-design your Transformation Plan
  • Access to the xChange Platform
  • Invitation to xChange events*
  • 1 voucher: 10 tokens of 4 hours each to spend on services and tools
  • Financial support to third parties: vouchers for direct funding of €2800 each to 27 SMEs
  • Implement your Transformation Plan

*Travel and accommodation costs are not included

Who can apply

The Calls are open to

  • Manufacturing SMEs that comply with the rules defined by the European Commission
  • With 1-250 employees
  • With <€50 million annual turnover or <€43 million annual balance sheet
  • Active in the field of Advanced Manufacturing, wishing to use and implement new knowledge and innovative and cutting-edge technologies such as robotics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing and modelling, to produce complex products
  • Acting as technology or service adopters improving manufacturing processes and products
  • Based in a European Union Member State (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden)

How it works

  • Fair selection process based on eligibility checks
  • First come first served selection approach per country
  • Up to 500 SMEs funded
  • Applications open only to SMEs

Tokens/Vouchers

  • At the Design Phase, you will be granted one voucher valid for up to eight hours of dedicated support by your selected TranS4MErs, who will review your ADMA Scan results, identify on which of the 7 Transformation Areas to focus your efforts, help you design your Transformation Plan, and create your wishlist of services and tools to address your needs the best.
  • At the Revamp Phase, you can receive up to 10 tokens to be used to purchase innovative services and tools listed in the xChange catalogue* to put into action your Transformation Plan
    The consortium will also provide 27 vouchers of €2800 in the form of a lump sum to be used by selected SMEs for their preferred services.
    *Services listed by providers external to the ADMA TranS4MErs consortium are not eligible for tokens and are to be paid for by the SME

Key dates

Registrations are submitted by the SMEs via the F6S portal.

1st open call: Design Phase

  • Registrations open on 1 September 2022
  • There will be deadlines after which eligible SMEs will be selected according to a first-come-first-served criterion
    • 2 November 2022
    • 16 November 2022
    • 30 November 2022
    • 14 December 2022
    • 4 January 2023
  • Registration close on 18 January 2023, 17:00 CET (Brussels time)

We are committed to supporting SMEs across Europe and have defined the number of SMEs to be supported per country. Check the complete list of vouchers available for each county here.

1ST OPEN CALL: REVAMP PHASE

  • Application period: Until 1 March 2023

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

SMEs interested in the ADMA TranS4MErs Acceleration Programme will need to receive recommendations in the F6S Platform to be able to submit their applications.

  • Tier 1: Recommendation provided by a TranS4MEr or a member of the ADMA TranS4MErs consortium
  • Tier 2: Recommendation provided by a member of a Digital Innovation Hub or Enterprise Europe Network

Useful information

Summary of vouchers available per country

Country  Total vouchers Vouchers awarded Vouchers available
Austria 15 2 13
Belgium 15 1 14
Bulgaria 18 13

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Croatia 3 2 1
Cyprus 3 1 2
Czechia 18 11 7
Denmark 28 8 20
Estonia 3 2 1
Finland 15 1 14
France 33 1 32
Germany 48 1 47
Greece 18 1 17
Hungary 18 0 18
Ireland 10 9 1
Italy 33 10 23
Latvia 33 44 0
Lithuania 20 15 5
Luxembourg 18 0 18
Malta 3 0 3
Netherlands 3 1 2
Poland 55 3 52
Portugal 18 1 17
Romania 20 12 8
Slovakia 18 18 0
Slovenia 3 2 1
Spain 23 6 17
Sweden 18 0 18

FAQ

Where can I find more information on the project and open call?
Please refer to the Guide for applicants to check all rules and procedures on the programme. Registrations will be made via the F6S Portal which provides a forum where you can check the latest information on the registration process.
Our social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook)  will provide essential information to register for the programme.

Who can participate in the Acceleration Programme?
Participation in the ADMA TranS4MErs programme is restricted to SMEs from EU member countries. Additionally, only manufacturing SMEs operating in the Advanced Manufacturing domain, acting as technology or service adopters, are eligible to be funded by the programme.

Which are the key dates to register for the first open call?
Registrations are open from 1 September with deadlines on 2 November, 16 November, 30 November, 14 December 2022, 4 January and 18 January 2023. After each deadline, the eligible SMEs will be invited to participate in the programme.

Are there country quotas to select SMEs?
The ADMA TranS4MErs project is committed to delivering support across Europe. We have defined reference numbers of SMEs to be supported per country. The quotas and available vouchers will be updated on our website after each deadline.

Why and how can SMEs get a recommendation?
The purpose of requesting recommendations is to assess if applicants are really interested in the project. Recommendations from TranS4MErs and members of the consortium will have priority over the ones issued by members of Enterprise Europe Network and Digital Innovation Hubs.
After the registration is completed, the ADMA TranS4MErs team will reach out to the person you named to collect the recommendation.

Is there a benefit for those who register earlier?
Yes. At each deadline, registrations will be checked for eligibility and for the existence of the recommendation. Invitations will be issued using a first come first served criteria, which means that if the number of registrations exceeds the slots per country, we will select the ones that were submitted earlier. 

Do you have more questions about the Programme?
Contact us at trans4mers@imr.ie