Boost your SME with ELBE's financial support

Are you an SME operating in the field of offshore renewable energy? Then you have an opportunity to receive financial support for individual services and training thanks to the ELBE Eurocluster project. Apply and let your ambitions shine.
26 June 2024


Financial support for individual services

The partners in the European ELBE EUROCLUSTER project have launched a call for financial support for individual services. The second window of this call has a budget of € 130,000. This will enable at least 13 individual SMEs to receive financial support.

Types of services

This call is aimed at European SMEs that make use of individual services within one of the following categories:

  • Access to test facilities. 
  • International development.
  • Marktet & business intelligence.
  • Development and technology transfer.  
  • Green and IT Technology expertise. 

Interested SMEs are required to submit their application together with their service provider or to describe the type of service they are looking for.


Only a limited number of applicants will eventually receive financial support. The following criteria will be used for the selection of these SMEs:

  • Business strategy and scale-up potential;
  • Relevance to ELBE Eurocluster domains;
  • Pertinence of the service provider.

Financial support for training and education

The partners within the European project ELBE EUROCLUSTER have launched a call for financial support for training and education. The second window of this call provides for €13,500 in financial support for 14 SMEs.

Interested companies can choose from three training courses with a fixed service provider, or opt to make a proposal for other training courses themselves.

With fixed service provider

  • Sustainability & digitalization - Designing strategies for increased competitiveness and innovation
  • Sustainable business with focus on general Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) issues, UN Sustainability goals and materiality analysis
  • Factlines platform for ESG reporting (incl. SW license)

If you are interested in the training module that covers sustainable businesses, we invite you to contact our member Mantis Consulting. They will gladly teach you how to navigate the field of sustainability and CSRD. They offer a CSRD program which enables companies work with CSRD in a pragmatic and practical way.

Customised proposal

As a company, you can also make a proposal for other training courses that achieve the same goals as the three modules mentioned above. In this case, you must describe the training(s) you want to follow as well as the goals you want to achieve with the training session.

If you choose this formula, it is necessary to also mention the potential provider(s) of the training in the application form.


SMEs must meet the eligibility requirements to qualify for financial support. A limited number of European SMEs will be selected from all applicants based on the following selection criteria:

  • Leadership commitment;
  • Scale-up potential;
  • Clear ambition towards Sustainability Development Goals implementation.
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Interested in participating in this call? Then submit your application via the EU Survey platform by 31 August 2024 at 5 pm:

Would you like to learn more about the specific conditions and modalities?  Download the relevant submission toolkit:

About ELBE EuroCluster of Blue Energy

ELBE EuroCluster of Blue Energy brings together eight leading European clusters in offshore renewable energy representing nearly 1,000 companies and R&D organisations. The main objective of the cluster is to support SMEs in their development in terms of innovation, internationalisation, networking and training.

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