Launch of the European IDEALIST project

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Europe's Industrial Sectors Unite in Groundbreaking Initiative:
Project IDEALIST Aims to Strengthen SME Resilience and Technological Adoption

In an unprecedented collaboration, a consortium of 14 partners from across 7 European countries have come together to launch the IDEALIST project, under the auspices of Horizon Europe, the EU's key funding programme for research and innovation.

This ambitious initiative seeks to address the urgent challenges faced by SMEs in the Energy-Intensive Industries, Aerospace & Defence, and Mobility, Transport, & Automotive sectors, promoting resilience, sustainable practices, and advanced technological adoption in the face of global disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic and geopolitical conflicts.


Project information

Funded under the HORIZON-CL4-2023-RESILIENCE-01 call, IDEALIST represents a strategic initiative aimed at bolstering the resilience and technological adaptability of SMEs within the European Union.

About the consortium

The IDEALIST consortium comprises a diverse group of partners, including Clusters organisations, industry leaders and research institutions from 7 European countries, representing thousands of SMEs across the targeted sectors.  An added value to the consortium, the presence of EIT Manufacturing, a public-private partnership, co-funded by the European Union and established in 2019. EIT Manufacturing is one of the nine Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KIC) supported by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). This collaboration ensures a broad and inclusive approach, with insights and expertise from across the industrial spectrum.

For Further Information

For more details about the IDEALIST project, its objectives, and how to get involved, please visit or contact





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