The European project GALACTICA, of which Next Technology Tecnotessile is a partner, aims to bring the European textile and aerospace sectors closer together on the one hand, and the textile and advanced manufacturing sectors on the other; providing opportunities to SMEs and start-ups.

On March 16th 2021 GALACTICA has launched the first call for proposals with a total budget of € 1.2 million for the best cross-sectoral projects in the textile, aerospace and advanced manufacturing sectors. GALACTICA offers non-repayable grants to the entire European territory.

  • SMEs and start-ups can apply for funding up to € 100,000 for Orbital projects that will demonstrate cross-sector connection with initial market tests on developed products and services;
  • Up to € 20,000 for Pioneer Projects, which will support exploration in the new value chain with a focus on the development of MVP (Minimum Viable Product, i.e. the development of the minimum functional product with the essential features that can be used by the first customers).

In order to apply for the “Orbital projects” it is mandatory the participation of a minimum of 2 SMEs; while for the “Pioneer projects” it is possible to apply as a single SME or as a consortia.

Selected projects will receive support to accelerate the launch of their ideas on the market.

The deadline for submitting applications is set for 19 May 2021, 17.00 CEST.

The registration form is available on the project website:

For more information on the project, follow the news on the official website: