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. Do not wait too long to submit your application!

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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 independent manufacturing SMEs and start-ups
  • With 1-250 employees
  • With <€50 million annual turnover or <€43 million annual balance sheet
  • Active in the field of Advanced Manufacturing, using 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 individual 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

Applications are submitted by the SMEs via the F6S portal.

1st open call: Design Phase

  • Applications open on 1 September 2022
  • There will be three cut-off dates, after which eligible SMEs will be selected according to a first-come-first-served criterion
    • First cut-off: 2 November 2022
    • Second cut-off: 16 November 2022
    • Third cut-off: 30 November 2022
    • Call closure: 14 December 2022, 17:00 CET

1ST OPEN CALL: REVAMP PHASE

  • Application period: Until 15 February 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

Get in touch with your national members of the ADMA TranS4MErs consortium and local TranS4MErs! Consult our List of Recommenders per Country, we continuously update it with new experts.

Useful information

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. Applications will be made via F6S Portal which provides a forum where you check the latest information on the application process.
Our social media channels (Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook)  will provide essential information to apply to 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 apply to the first open call?
Applications are open from 1 September 2022. There will be three cut-off dates on 2 November, 16 November, and 30 November, and a final closing date on 14 December. At these cut-off dates, 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 cut-off date.

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 application is submitted, the ADMA TranS4MErs team will reach out to the person you name, to collect the recommendation.

Is there a benefit for those who apply earlier?
Yes. At each cut-off date, applications 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 applications exceeds the slots per country, we will select the applications that were submitted earlier. 
 

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