As a result of 2nd Open Call, 12 innovation collaborative projects are joining UFO Support Programme with € 1.5 million funding

by | Jan 21, 2022

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We are happy to announce the results of the Second UFO Open call for innovation collaborative projects.

UFO (Emerging indUstries new value chains boosted by small flying objects) aims to support European SMEs in the development of innovative products and services integrating new embedded technology solutions in the Small Flying Objects: Drones, High Attitude Platform Systems and Small Satellites answering the challenges of 6 Emerging Industries: Blue Growth, Digital Creative & Gaming, Mobility Technologies, Climate, Environment, Finance & Insurance.

The open call was closed on October 7th 2021. We received 45 eligible project proposals applying for 2 types of vouchers: Feasibility studies and Demonstration’s activities. The applications were coming from the 5 partners’ countries – France, United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece.

The winners of the second Open Call for innovation collaborative projects will receive up to €60,000 for feasibility studies and 150 000 for demonstration projects, alongside technical support from industry experts and business mentoring, networking, access to funding to support the project sustainability and market realisation.


The complete list of chosen applicants and their project topics can be found here


Aerospace Valley (coordinator):
Mr. Thaddé BOUCHARD, +33 5 56 84 54 41,

ICT Cluster and Cluj IT (communication):
Mrs. Krasimira SHINDAROVA, +359 2 489 97 44,
Mrs, Paula COMANESCU +40 721 297 178


UFO Consortium

Cluster partners: Aerospace Valley [AV], Minalogic Partenaires [Minalogic], Foundation Cluster Information and Communication Technologies [ICT CLUSTER], Asociatia CLUJ IT [CLUJ IT], Athena Research and Innovation Center in Information Communication & Knowledge Technologies [Corallia], Finance Innovation [FinInnov], Marine South East Limited [MSE], Knowledge Transfer Network Limited [KTN], and Associated Partner : Climate–KIC [Climate-KIC]