Eligibility and selection criteria

Eligibility criteria

SMART, as a EUREKA Cluster, is committed to enhancing the competitiveness of European industry through the promotion of cross-border, market-oriented industrial innovation.

Projects' participants must be organisations from the EUREKA Member and Associated Countries. As a consortium of partners, they submit a project proposal to SMART for technical evaluation.

Are you eligible?

  • Do you have a consortium comprised of at least 2 industrial companies from 2 different participating countries?
  • Does your project have a civil purpose?
  • Is your project innovative? Does it have a strong market orientation?
  • Does every participant contribute with less than 66% of the overall project budget?
  • Does every participating country contribute with less than 66% of the overall project budget?

Selection criteria

Selection criteria for Project Outlines and Full Project Proposals

SMART Project Outlines and Full Project Proposals will be evaluated and selected according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance to SMART Program
  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation – Project planning and consortium quality
    • Quality of the consortium
    • Added value through co-operation
    • Realistic and clearly defined project management and planning
    • Reasonable cost structure
  • Impact - Market and Commercialisation
    • Market application and impact
    • Market access and risk
    • Competitive advantage
    • Clear and realistic commercialisation plan
  • Excellence - Innovation and R&D
    • Degree of innovation
    • New applied knowledge
    • Level of Technical challenge
    • Technical achievability and risk
  • Contact with NFAs
    • Contact with National Funding Authorities

The evaluation criteria will have different focus on PO and FPP evaluation.

For the PO evaluation, the main focus is on the following criteria:

  • Relevance to SMART Program
  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation: Quality of the Consortium and Added value through cooperation
  • Impact: Market application and impact and competitive advantage
  • Excellence: Degree of innovation and level of technical challenge

In addition to the above-mentioned criteria, the following are taken into account for the FPP evaluation:

  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation: Realistic and clearly defined project management and planning, Reasonable cost structure
  • Impact: Market application access and risk; clear and realistic commercialisation plans
  • Excellence: New applied knowledge and Technical achievability&risks
  • Contact with NFAs

For additional information on the evaluation process, see Experts and Evaluations.