Financing and cooperation

ET2SMEs Vouchers

The Einstein Telescope offers many opportunities for SME’s, large enterprises and research institutes to develop new technologies and business models.

The “ET preparatory project ET2SMEs” aims at supporting companies from different relevant industries in the development of new products in specific technology domains, in which cooperation between Science and Industry is an essential prerequisite. The economic potential is even higher, in case the developed products and technologies can be used not only for the ET, but also for other applications commercialized by industry.

Within the ET2SMEs project, a voucher scheme has been established to support companies in cross-border projects in these ET innovation activities.

This page explains the process of the voucher application and provides all relevant documents at the bottom.


Cross-border cooperation consortium

Minimum requirements

  • Two technology-oriented enterprises
  • Located in different countries (cross-border) in the extended Euregio Meuse-Rhine
  • At least one enterprise is SME


  • Other enterprises (SME or large)
  • Located inside or outside the extended Euregio Meuse-Rhine
  • Universities / Research Institutions

Innovation Project

  • Development of ET innovative product/technology
  • New to the firm or to the market
  • Relevant for Einstein Telescope
  • Relevant for other markets beyond ET


  • Only for SME’s within the extended Euregio Meuse-Rhine
  • Payment linked to the achievement of deliverables

Lead time: 9 months

Contribution: 50%

1 eligible SME
€ 25.000

>1 eligible SME
€ 50.000



CallOpening DateClosing Date
Further calls are planned and will be published in due time.

Business Development contacts

Peter Gier

Matthias Grosch

Michel Stassart
Skywin BE –

Maxime Corvilain
POM Limburg BE –

René Kessen