ADMA TranS4MErs
TRANSFORMATION PROGRAMME

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Embark on the journey of a lifetime with ADMA TranS4MErs!

As one of the biggest European transformation programmes,
ADMA TranS4MErs offers a comprehensive and dynamic approach to
digital transformation, helping companies across the continent achieve their full potential.

Get ready to take the first step towards a brighter future for your business!

APPLY TO THE OPEN CALLS

Embark on the journey of a lifetime with ADMA TranS4MErs; kick-start your digitalisation journey with top-quality services and training tailored to your individual business needs.

The ADMA TranS4MErs Transformation Programme offers vouchers 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 3 April 2023 with bi-weekly Selection dates until 17 July 2024.

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

 

GUIDING DOCUMENTS

Find here supporting and sample documents to help you navigate your journey and make the most of the Transformation Programme

If you need local guidance, do not hesitate to contact our country representatives! Consult the list in this document.

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
  • 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

  • During Design Phase, you will be granted one voucher valid for up to eight hours of dedicated support by your selected TranS4MEr, who will review your ADMA TranS4MErs 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 Revamp Phase, you can receive up to 10 tokens, equivavlent to €5000 worth of innovation consultancy services and tools listed in the xChange Service Catalogue* to put your Transformation Plan into action.
    *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.

2nd open call: Design Phase

  • Registrations open on 3 April 2023
  • There will be selection dates every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, after which eligible SMEs will be selected according to first-come-first-served criteria. Please find the upcoming dates below:
    • 3 July 2024
  • Registrations close on 17 July 2024, 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.

2nd open call: Revamp Phase

  • Application period: Until 16 October 2024
  • Submit your application via the F6S portal at this link

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

SMEs interested in the ADMA TranS4MErs Transformation 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

FAQ

Where can I find more information on the project and the 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 Transformation 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.

What are the key dates to register for the second open call?
Registrations are open from 3 April with selection deadlines on every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month. After each selection deadline, the eligible SMEs will be invited to participate in the programme. Applications are open until 17 July 2024

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 selection deadline, registrations will be checked for eligibility and 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