SMART4ALL: Knowledge Transfer Experiments Open Call supporting mobility between industry and academia (CLEC, IoT in various fields of application)


Publication date
March 15, 2022
July 6, 2022
Short description

The SMART4ALL - 3rd KTE Final Open Call for Knowledge Transfer Experiments ends July 6th at 17:00 CEST. Knowledge Transfer Experiments (KTE) are short-term (3 months) internship projects between two different entities from two different countries (with priority given to the South East European countries including the Western Balkans): one Academic/Industrial partner who act as Sending Organization and one Academic/Industrial partner who act as Host Organization. This call targets Customised Low-Energy Computing (CLEC) for Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT).

Knowledge Transfer Experiments (KTE) comprise a novel type of experiment allowing smaller projects or less mature ideas to be presented, tested and thus potentially find the fertile ground to grow and reveal their product potentials.

The  activities that qualify for financial support are related to the exchange of knowledge of CLEC for CPS and IoT, to be applied in four  SMART4ALL verticals with European leadership and strategic importance:

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

Who can apply?

The following types of organisations are eligible to participate in the call:

  •     Universities and other Academic Institutions. 
  •     SME and Slightly Bigger Companies, as defined in the EU recommendation 2003/361.  Slightly Bigger Companies are defined respectively as organisations with a staff headcount below 500 employees and a turnover below €100M. 
  • System Integrators and/or Technology Providers,  i.e. any type of organisation specialised in technology transfer or  system integration, serving the needs of end-users, provided they can be  categorised in one of the two previous types of beneficiaries.

For this KTE Open Call, a Sending and Host organisation shall apply together as a consortium.

The application has to be submitted by the lead Industrial partner.  

The members of the consortia can agree on a  bi-directional transfer of knowledge but there has to be always an organisation sending a member of its staff to an organisation from another country hosting him or her. Additionally, the Leading Partner must always have an Industrial partner status (SME or Slightly Bigger company).

Eligible Countries 

For this KTE Open Call, the following countries will be eligible: 

  •     The Member States of the European Union including United Kingdom;
  •     The Countries Associated to Horizon 2020;
  •     Any other South-East Europe (SEE) country not listed above but included in Annex A of the H2020 Work Programme.

Prioritised Countries 

Since one of the goals of SMART4ALL is to support the digital transformation in mainly European countries underrepresented in European funding schemes, by means of cross-border experiments, consortia including at least one member from one of the SEE countries will be prioritised:

  •     Albania
  •     Bosnia and Herzegovina
  •     Bulgaria
  •     Croatia
  •     Hungary
  •     Kosovo*
  •     Moldova
  •     Montenegro
  •     North Macedonia
  •     Romania
  •     Slovakia
  •     Slovenia
  •     Serbia

Financial support

The KTE experiments will be supported with a lump sum of up to EUR 8,000 each to cover the mobility allowance for implementing the internship.

For more information about the financial rules and application guidelines as well as updated information, please see the source page for this call:

  • Other
Geographical focus
  • Albania
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • General/no specific focus
  • Kosovo*
  • Montenegro
  • Republic of North Macedonia
  • SEE
  • Serbia
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology
  • General

Entry created by Elke Dall on June 10, 2022
Modified on June 10, 2022

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