We are generally expecting that one SME is asking for a sub-grant. However, this SME could cooperate with other developers. These development partners should be described in the proposal and they must meet the same criteria as the proposer, which means that the must also be SMEs in Europe or an asso-ciated country. Furthermore, they should directly carry out work under the coordination of the proposing SME (see also the question below on eligible costs).
Moreover, the SME needs to collaborate with a business partner that would represent e.g. the business end-user, business service provider and/or product owner. The business partner needs not to be an SME. To assure a commitment, the business partner would need to sign a letter of intent of its willingness to contribute. Please also reference section 3.2.3 in the Guide for Applicants for further detail.