• The vouchers are addressed to EU and UK SMEs and start-ups with innovative solutions that could be part of cross border or cross-sectoral value chains in textile, advanced manufacturing and aerospace sectors.
  • The proposal submission is open until a March 2022. Apply now here.


GALACTICA, which aims to demonstrate the viability of new industrial value chains regarding the textile and aerospace sectors based on advanced manufacturing across the EU, launches today the second Call for proposals, with a total budget of 1.64 M€ to support European SMEs.

The Call for proposals is addressed to the EU and UK SMEs and start-ups that plan to develop innovative solutions that could be part of cross-sectoral and cross-border value chains with two different funding lines.

2nd Call for Proposals

The development of new industrial value chains is crucial to increase the competitiveness of textile and aerospace industries. GALACTICA project aims to upgrade and transform the industrial manufacturing value chains using advanced manufacturing as a cornerstone for the European textile and aeronautics sectors, allowing them to unlock their full potential through new cross-sectorial applications and value-chains.

Taking this into account, GALACTICA launches its second Call for proposals that consist of two different types of funding instruments, in the form of lump-sum vouchers:

  • Pioneer Acceleration voucher will support the exploration of new cross-sectoral value chains with a focus on developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP). Each Pioneer Acceleration voucher will have a maximum budget of 20k€ per project and we expect to fund around 22 projects.
  • Orbital Projects voucher aims to support the demonstration of new cross-sectoral value chains connecting the different sectors of GALACTICA with initial market tests of the products and services developed. Each Orbital Project will have a budget of up to 100k€ and we expect to fund around 12.


The Call has a total budget of EUR 1,64 M€ to provide financial support to innovative projects from European SMEs.

The Call has been launched today 18th  January and the interested SMEs can apply now at https://calls.galacticaproject.eu/



The Pioneer Acceleration projects will support the exploration of new cross-sectoral value chains feasibility with a focus on developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) as a mechanism for testing and validating the technological innovation concept, connecting two or more sectors (aerospace, textile and advanced manufacturing).

Selected projects will receive a lump sum up to 20k€ each voucher for the Pioneer Acceleration.

The interested SMEs or start-ups willing to submit a project proposal can apply now for this voucher as a single SME, although consortiums are also welcome.



Orbital Projects are GALACTICA’s primary mechanism to support innovative technical demonstrations and integrations in new value chains. Support will focus on developing functional prototypes and their market testing facilitated by integrating non-technological innovations like agile and lean start-up methodologies for speeding up the market launch.

GALACTICA aims to select twelve projects who will receive a lump-sum support up to 100k€ per consortia, with a maximum of 60k€ per SME. Eligible consortia must be composed of two SMEs from at least two different sectors.

Deadline for applications: 30th March 2022 at 17h CEST

All the terms and conditions, as well as other information, are available here.

 Apply for Pioneer and Orbital vouchers here


Remember the GALACTICA Info-day and matchmaking on February 10th in Brussels

On February 10th, the GALACTICA team will organize the second call for proposals info-day in Brussels with presentations about the GALACTICA project, the call details, the submission procedures and the evaluation information. This presential event will also host the second matchmaking session, where SMEs will be able to find potential partners to apply together in the call for proposals, find technologies and meet potential technology providers.
More information and registration. 
 If you are interested to participate you can apply for a travel voucher by 20th January. Apply now here


Call for experts:

The GALACTICA consortium launched on 12th January. the 2nd call for experts with proven expertise in the TEXTILE field to evaluate proposals submitted under the upcoming GALACTICA call for “Pioneer Acceleration” and “Orbital projects”.
If you are interested to participate in the GALACTICA 2nd Call for external experts, please check out the full information here.
The registration is open until 16th February 2022, at 17.00 CET.