How to submit a Project Outline (PO)

The first stage for a project consortium consists of responding to a Call for “Project Outlines” (PO). The PO must give a short overview of a project, mainly describing the project goals, innovation, targeted business impact and consortium. For the full list of criteria, please visit the selection criteria.

The PO is used for the pre-selection of proposals, preliminary information and budget discussions between the SMART organisation and the respective Public Authorities and for general information exchange within the SMART organisation. It enables an initial selection among the different submitted ideas, while keeping the workload of consortia to a minimum.

Submitting a PO


Provide an overall description of your project proposal with the PO Template and the cost information template.


Sign a letter of intent for each project participant


Upload your proposal here

For additional information, download the guidelines

PO evaluation

POs are evaluated by the SMART Technical Committee and SMART Public Authorities based on the selection criteria. Projects invited to submit a Full Project Proposal (FPP) will receive a list of recommendations and improvements in order to help the preparations for a good FPP.


For a schedule of the current call, please visit Calls for Projects

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