SURE 5.0 Movility and Electronics
SURE 5.0 Movility and Electronics

The SURE 5.0 project

The economic crisis caused by the pandemic have led to supply chain problems and a strong inflationary pressure, demonstrating the fragility of traditional economic sectors, especially in the manufacturing industry. This turbulent environment urges the companies, specially SMEs, to adapt and transform themselves permanently, so they can enhance their competitive advantage in the future.

In this context, 11 european partners joined forces to launch the SURE5.0 project “Supporting the smes SUstainaibility and REsilience transition towards industry 5.0 in the mobility, transport & automotive, aerospace and electronics European ecosystems”, funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe programme.

The SURE5.0 project aims to support European SMEs working on these industrial ecosystems, to advance in their digital transformation process while becoming more human-centric, sustainable and resilient.

SMEs could benefit from:


5.0 assessment reports

Open webinars

Individual roadmaps

Tailored services

Networking and peer-learning events

Financial support for their 5.0 projects

The project expects to involve around 1,000 SMEs in the project activities, of which 700 will be assessed, 90 will be provided with tailored services from partners and 53 will receive financial support.

Are you a SME requiring support in industry 5.0?
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The main target audience of SURE5.0 are SMEs working at the Civil transportation and Electronics ecosystems (Mobility, Transport & Automotive – Aerospace & Defence – Electronics), which during the whole project lifetime will be supported along the following steps:

1. Self-assessment

Evaluate your current situation and potential for transformation.

The first step to get involved in the project is to assess the status of your plant regarding industry 5.0 and your capacity to foster this new transformation process. For this aim, SMES will be asked to fill in a questionnaire called the self-assessment tool. Once its is completed, they will automatically receive the results of their evaluation (standard recommendations).

2. Awareness

Keep updated about the industry 5.0 and its relevance.

All the companies that have participated in the self-assessment stage, will automatically be invited to open webinars, where they will be informed about topics of interest on industry 5.0.

3. Tailored services

Receive supporting services from partners according to your needs.

Only the companies that have participated in the self-assessment procedure will be eligible to apply to the stage 1 FSTP call, for what they will have to submit a short version of their 5.0 project proposal. After an evaluation process, the selected SMEs will receive an individual assessment report and according to these recommendations, they will benefit from tailored services provided by the partners. Moreover, they will join our Community of Practice Alliance, a group where they will have the opportunity to exchange experiences, share best practices and analyse opportunities for collaboration in the framework of networking and peer-learning events.

4. Financing

Access to funds to support the implementation of your 5.0 projects.

At this point, just the winners from the stage 1 call could apply to the stage 2 call, submitting a full and more detailed version of their 5.0 project, with the aim of receiving financial help for its implementation. Again, the consortium partners will evaluate the proposals received in order to select the most promising projects.

5. Transformation

Initiate your 5.0 transformation, being accompanied during the process.

Finally, at this last stage, the companies will deal with their transformation process, being able to implement their 5.0 projects with the support of the consortium partners and/or other service providers that could subcontract with the funds received.


Register in our catalogue of complimentary service providers, so you can showcase and update your solutions portfolio to the new requirements related to the 5.0 principles, as well as increase your visibility and business opportunities at European level.

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this directory, allowing SMEs to select you as the right partner for their industry 5.0 needs.


Join our Community of Practice Alliance so you can exchange experiences, share best practices and find networking opportunities.

Clusters, business associations, digital innovation hubs, and any innovation promoter working with companies from our target industrial ecosystems and interested in fostering industry 5.0, as well as any other stakeholders such as public administrations or even initiatives and networks with synergies to the SURE5.0 project, are welcomed to be part of this collaborative group.

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Focus on three
strategic industrial ecosystems

These three industrial ecosystems accounts for more than 10% of the added value in Europe, gathering over 2 million companies and more than 20 million employees.

Mobility, Transport & Automotive

This industrial ecosystem is very broad, covering the following activities: the production of motor vehicles, but also ships and trains; the manufacturing of accessories; the repair and maintenance service; the freight transport and all related services.

With a turnover of €906 bn, it is, no doubt, one of the key strategic sectors for the European Union economy, accounting for 7.5% of its added value. Moreover, it gives employment to 14.6 million direct employees working in 1.8 million companies (of which more than 99% are SMEs).

Representing a very integrated and cross-border supply chain, this ecosystem has been one of the most hardly hit during the COVID-19 economic crisis, having experienced major disruptions, the reduction in sales and production, job cuts, etc. All these problems have also come in a period of huge transformation for the sector, as these industries are preparing to face new challenges and opportunities, such as the need to move towards cleaner vehicles and the smart mobility (connected and automated).

Aerospace & Defence

This ecosystem mainly refers to the manufacturing industry for aeronautics, space and defence, but it also includes its customers (including for example airlines or the Galileo and Copernicus EU programmes). It can therefore be seen as a network of links, overlapping other ecosystems such as mobility and electronics, but also tourism, digital, agri-food, energy and social economy, especially in the form of services or applications.

In terms of economic relevance, it’s a rather small ecosystem, as it accounts for €906bn of turnover, representing just 1.99% or the EU added value. Around 320,000 companies are part of this ecosystem, giving employment to 3.9 million people.

But in spite of these low figures, it is a crucial ecosystem, due to its major contribution to strategic autonomy, (specially linked to the security and safety aspects), the character of its companies (very competitive on a global scale) and the structure of the supply chains (very complex and R&D intensive).

The Aerospace and defence ecosystem has been strongly affected by the COVID crisis (supply chains disrupted, fall in demand, launches postponed) and the crisis is not over yet, so it’s important to implement specific supporting measures.


The value chain of the industrial electronics ecosystem is rather complex, including activities such as the chip design; the semiconductor manufacturing; the assembly, test and packaging; and its final distribution. But it also considers the required inputs for this process, like CAD tools (software); raw materials (silicon wafers) and a very sophisticated manufacturing equipment. All this is complemented with a big effort on research and development.

Although this value chain is very global, nowadays, there is no country or region that masters the full cycle end-to end. Europe, for example, is not so well situated in the semiconductor manufacturing, so we need to improve our strategic position to better compete against the US and China.
In terms of figures, the European electronics industry gathers around 104,000 companies with near 1.8 million employees. Altogether, they have a turnover of €128bn, accounting for 1.06% of the EU added value.

Although this ecosystem has not been among the most hit by the coronavirus crisis, its companies still need to advance in their green and digital transition, to create resilience and skill their employees.