Facilitating collaborations for the adoption of Industry 5.0 new technologies for business owners

Do you work for a
manufacturing company?

Apply now to benefit from our free digital transformation consultancy, trainings and matchmaking events!

Are you a tech-savvy
SMEs or startups?

Register now to present your technologies at our matchmaking events and get in touch with potential clients!

Logging in allows you to enter our vibrant Community and access our Training Platform.

ReStartSMEs is fostering alliances between traditional and innovative business owners to exchange experiences, best practices and know-how so as to transform their business model and improve its sustainability

reSTART SMES’s services for Traditional SMEs?

  • A free assessment of your digital transformation readiness
  • Free training on digitalization, Industry 5.0 and specific technologies
  • Connection to technology providers during international hackathons
  • Tailored support to develop a technology adoption roadmap
  • Matching with the right technology providers to advance in your digitalization journey
  • Strategic alliances with technology providers

reSTART SMES’s offer for Service Providers?

  • Access to a wide network of potential clients in Europe
  • Showcasing your solutions during five international hackathons
  • Matching with companies with digitalization needs looking for technology providers
  • Visibility on a European level

This is how it works in 3 simple steps:

Step 1

Evaluate your Company’s Digital Maturity

For reSTART SMES to help you, we would need you to take the test to assess your company’s digital level and understand better your needs in connection to the uptake of advance technologies

Start Assessment

Step 2

Create an Alliance with innovative and tech savvy experts

Once we have profiled you, we will put you in contact with innovative, digitally-savvy SMEs from your industry line and improve the sustainability of your business model as well as increase effectiveness of your staff.
If you are an innovative business owner that wants to help transition traditional SMEs – this is the place to be!

Join the Community

Step 3

Train yourself on a permanent basis

Keep up with the latest news and events from our pool of expert partners in the industry: Linpra, EuroCad and Imec, successful practitioners and SME owners

News & Events

When the economy goes down,
we ReStart Together

reSTART SMES is the initiative promoted by the European Commission to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and thus economic downturn. The project aims to build resilience of manufacturing SMEs in automotive, machinery & equipment, food and textile by analyzing their digitalization needs and offering concrete tools to adopt modern technologies such as AI, robotics, cybersecurity & IoT. 


The project goal is to become a platform for technology providers, traditional manufacturers and supportive organisations to build meaningful connections and together transition to Industry 5.0.



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The first Hack4reSTART event recap

The first Hack4reSTART event recap

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Hack4reSTART Porto

May 30-31, 2023


Hack4reSTART Bucharest

May 24, 2023


Start-Up Arena automatica2023

June 27–30, 2023


March 2022

Robotics of the Future

May 4 @ 09:00 – 11:00


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