Early 2020, the 3DP PAN EU project (a European Parliament supported project managed by DG GROW that has been generated based on the activities and needs of the 3DP Pilot) launched its ‘Call for proposals to provide services and funds to SMEs to support pan-European demonstration projects based on 3DP technologies’. This call was launched with the objective of testing and validating up to 10 industrial demonstration 3D printing-based projects in various application fields, making use of the pan-European 3dppan.eu platform. In particular, the objective is reached by supporting SMEs willing to carry out feasibility, testing and validation of a 3D printing prototype, making use of the equipment and related manpower made available by at least two facility centres mapped in 3dppan.eu.
Various proposals were generated by the 3DP Pilot and were submitted. Many 3DP Pilot-generated proposals were then positively evaluated by external evaluators, which had the following consequences:
These projects will now be implemented in the coming weeks and months, enabling SMEs across the EU to develop, among others, the following solutions and applications:
In the meantime, the 3DP Pilot will continue working on identifying and trying to secure funding solutions for other projects in the pipeline and will keep you informed on the progress made.