Building resilience and accelerating transition to green and digital

economy in Energy Intensive Industries.        


The Eurocluster INGENIOUS supports Europe’s industry to gain sovereignty, to drive competitive sustainability, to be the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050, and to shape Europe’s digital future. In order to tackle these challenges  disruptive innovation/transformation, especially in Energy-Intensive Industries (EII). Energy-Intensive Industries value chains are deeply embedded and cross-linked with most of the other global industrial value chains. Digital and green transition are the key drivers for boosting such a change and securing the long-term viability of the European inclusive market. INGENIOUS has a special focus on SME support as they are the backbone of the economy and will support them with the new steps on building resilience and on the green and digital transition.

The INGENIOUS project serves as a lever for the companies to implement highly innovative solutions, to penetrate key markets, to attract critical mass of partners  via three financial instruments (Innovation GrantTraining Grant, and Internationalization Grant).

The total amount of direct financial support for SMEs under INGENIOUS programme is 1.05 Million Euros.

Main activities of the project

  • Financial support to SMEs via Innovation, Training and Internationalization Grants
  • Resilience preparedness / business continuity plans in Energy Intensive Industries for SME
  • Identification of 7 main challenges in Energy Intensive Industries
  • Organisation of workshops, networking events
  • Trainings for SMEs and cluster managers

Partners of the project

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or The Agency implements the European Innovation Council and manages other EU programmes focusing on SME support, innovation and the single market (EISMEA). Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


Innovation Grants serve to innovative SMEs that come up with a solution to a problem in EII.


Internalization Grants enable SMEs to enter new markets or strengthen competitiveness abroad.


Training Grants serve to expand the knowledge and skills of SMEs that want to stay competitive.