It has been over a year since the First Call for Proposals closed their applications, and the results have
exceeded our expectations.

GALACTICA’s 1st Call for proposals had two dierent types of funding instruments, in the form of lump-sum
vouchers, addressed to SMEs and start-ups with innovative solutions that could be part of cross-sectoral
and cross border value chains in the relevant sectors.

Pioneer Acceleration voucher supported the exploration of new cross-sectoral value chains focusing on
developing a Minimum Viable Product (MVP).

Orbital Projects voucher aimed to support the demonstration of new cross-sectoral value chains connecting
the dierent sectors of GALACTICA with initial market tests of the products and services developed.

The GALACTICA consortium received 83 applications (43 in Orbital Projects and 40 in Pioneer Acceleration)
and selected 25 for funding. Those 25 projects comprise 40 SMEs from the textile, aerospace, and advanced
manufacturing sectors across 14 European Countries.

In the following pages, we share with you examples of selected projects under Orbital and Pioneer, followed
by the other beneciaries explaining the impacts of GALACTICA on their business.

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