Initiated by European industry, EUREKA Clusters are long-term and strategically significant initiatives that develop technologies of key importance for European competitiveness. Addressing the needs of both large companies and SMEs, they are the engine for industrial innovation and economic growth.

Clusters catalyse the generation of innovative, industry-driven, near to the market and pre-competitive R&D projects in their respective domains. Through their industrial representation, EUREKA Clusters have a prominent and active role to play in bringing innovation to the market.

The Cluster instrument reflects synergies where European industry’s research and collaboration interests, innovation capacity – and national funding opportunities meet.

SMART is a flexible, industry-driven EUREKA Cluster program in Advanced Manufacturing. Our aim is to promote collaborative, international & close-to-market R&D&I projects.

As a EUREKA Cluster, SMART is grounded in Europe and open to worldwide participants from the Eureka Network.

Manufacturing is a vital sector in Europe, fundamental to European development towards a competitive sustainable globalization. Advanced manufacturing is strongly addressed in most political agendas as a key enabler that will lead European society towards a higher industrial competitiveness, sustainable growth and job creation.


SMART mission is to boost the competitiveness, growth and attractiveness of the European discrete manufacturing industries through the promotion of R&D&I in an open community of industrial organisations: large industries, SMEs, associations; RTOs and academia.

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