In the Horizon 2020 program, apart from the calls for thematic areas, under the title of “calls to third parties” within the scope of the INNOSUP 01 program, there are the calls that SMEs will apply or the calls that different institutions, organizations or researchers will apply with or without consortium. Call topics include different topics and problems related to Horizon 2020 in line with the INNOSUP 01 project. The deadline for calls to which third parties can apply varies.

You can find detailed information about the INNOSUP 01 call here.  

You can find the "calls made to third parties" and application conditions within the scope of open calls here

 

Calls in  the Field of Information and Communication Technologies

NGIatlantic.eu’s 1st Open Call

Publication date: 1 April 2020

Deadline: 29 May 2020 at 17:00 (CET)

Target participants: Private and public organisations of any size (SMEs/researchers/startup/industry but not including individual researchers) located within the EU Member States or Associated Countries and twinned with a US counterpart to carry out the activities proposed. Please note that the funding is limited to coverage of the work to be carried out by the EU team. For the US teams, please refer to the funding mechanisms of your US partners (e.g. National Science Foundation).

Further information:

https://ngiatlantic.eu/1st-open-call

Jim Clarke - jclarke@tssg.org

Sara Pittonet Gaiarin - s.pittonet@trust-itservices.com

 

Additional information

 

The main goal is to incentivize EU – US teams to carry out experiments with NGI technologies. The focus will be the first set of priority topics of the EU’s NGI Initiative in which some results are already available to be partnered with an US team and experimental platform of the proposer’s choice. Call 1 topics: Key enabling NGI technologies such as 5G, IoT, cybersecurity, A.I., and others, addressing 1. Privacy & Trust enhancing technologies, 2. Decentralized data governance, or 3. Discovery and identification technologies. Please note that while the focus is on topics already addressed in other NGI projects, the call is also open to new EU innovators wishing to carry out experiments with a US-based team.

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NGI Zero PET (7th call)

Deadline: 1 June 2020

Project acronym: NGI0 PET
Project full name: NGI Zero PET
Project grant agreement number: 825310
Call identifier: 2020-04
Deadline: 1 June 2020
Expected duration of participation: 1-12 months
Maximum amount of financial support for each third party: €50 000
Submission language: English
Complete overview of the call text and proposal guidelineshttps://nlnet.nl/PET/
Email address for further informationngi0-PET@nlnet.nl
More information about Next Generation Internethttps://ngi.eu/

Additional information:

NGI0 PET, co-funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825310, foresees as an eligible activity the provision of financial support to third parties, as a means to achieve the objectives of the Next Generation Internet initiative and to contribute to a resilient, trustworthy and sustainably open internet.

Reliability, confidentiality, integrity and security should be the 'new normal' of the internet, something ordinary users should not have to worry about. Trust (or rather trustworthiness) is one of the key drivers for the Next Generation Internet initiative, and an adequate level of privacy is a non-negotiable requirement for that. NGI0 PET aims to assist independent researchers and developers to create powerful new technology that benefit end users, and to help them put it in the hands of future generations as building blocks for a fair and democratic society and an open economy that benefits all. This concerns any technological component internet users collectively depend on, and which can be improved with regards to trustworthiness and privacy preserving characteristics. Examples include open hardware, internet and web protocols, operating system security, encryption tools and services. We are looking for new ideas and core technologies that help society tackle hard but very very important questions, each of which has significant social and economic consequences. The project results become available under an open source license, so anyone can read and validate the source code, and anyone can use the code to create technology that fits their own purposes.

The following types of activities qualify for financial support, provided they are cost effective and have a clear link to the topics directly relevant to NGI0 PET mentioned above - privacy and trust enhancing technologies - and the objectives set out in the call:

  • scientific research
  • design and development of open source software and open hardware
  • validation or constructive inquiry into existing or novel technical solutions
  • software engineering aimed at adapting to new usage areas or improving software quality
  • formal security proofs, security audits, setup and design of software testing and continuous integration
  • documentation for researchers, developers and end users
  • standardisation activities, including membership fees of standards bodies
  • understanding user requirements and improving usability/inclusive design
  • necessary measures in support of (broad)er deployability, e.g. packaging
  • participation in technical, developer and community events like hackathons, IETF, W3C, RIPE meetings, FOSDEM, etc. (admission fee, travel and subsistence costs)
  • other activities that are relevant to adhering to robust software development and deployment practices
  • project management
  • out-of-pocket costs for infrastructure essential to achieving the above

Project proposals should be in line with the NGI vision and the topic of privacy and trust enhancing technologies. They should have research and development as their primary objective, and should be complete and concise (no longer than two pages for the main application). Proposals should have a clear European dimension.

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NGI Zero Discovery (pointer)

Deadline: 1 June 2020

Project acronym: NGI0 Discovery
Project full name: NGI Zero Discovery
Project grant agreement number: 825322
Call identifier: 2020-04
Deadline: 1 June 2020
Expected duration of participation: 1-12 months
Maximum amount of financial support for each third party: €50 000
Submission language: English
Complete overview of the call text and proposal guidelineshttps://nlnet.nl/discovery/
Email address for further informationNGI0-Discovery@nlnet.nl
More information about Next Generation Internethttps://ngi.eu/

Additional information:

NGI0 Discovery, co-funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 825322, foresees as an eligible activity the provision of financial support to third parties, as a means to achieve the objectives of the Next Generation Internet initiative and to contribute to a resilient, trustworthy and sustainably open internet.

Discovery and identification technologies allow us to search and access large heterogeneous data sources and services. This not just includes sifting through documents and multi-media content, make rich structured information available but also the ability to conjure up real-time information from embedded sensors on devices. In order to cope with the resulting wealth of information, users can be supported by means like contextual querying and personalised information retrieval. Search, discovery and discoverability are basic infrastructural needs for the daily lives of humans of all ages, and we would like to put powerful new technology in the hands of future generations as building blocks for a fair and democratic society and an open economy that benefits all. If the internet is the equivalent of a global brain, we need creativity and diversity in the pathways across that brain to unlock its true potential.

The following types of activities qualify for financial support, provided they are cost effective and have a clear link to the topics directly relevant to NGI0 Discovery - technologies related to search and discovery - and the objectives set out in the call:

  • scientific research
  • design and development of open source software and open hardware
  • validation or constructive inquiry into existing or novel technical solutions
  • software engineering aimed at adapting to new usage areas or improving software quality
  • formal security proofs, security audits, setup and design of software testing and continuous integration
  • documentation for researchers, developers and end users
  • standardisation activities, including membership fees of standards bodies
  • understanding user requirements and improving usability/inclusive design
  • necessary measures in support of (broad)er deployability, e.g. packaging
  • participation in technical, developer and community events like hackathons, IETF, W3C, RIPE meetings, FOSDEM, etc. (admission fee, travel and subsistence costs)
  • other activities that are relevant to adhering to robust software development and deployment practices
  • project management
  • out-of-pocket costs for infrastructure essential to achieving the above

Project proposals should be in line with the NGI vision and the topic (search and discovery). They should have research and development as their primary objective, and should be complete and concise (no longer than two pages for the main application). Proposals should have a clear European dimension.

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NGI Pointer

Deadline: 1 June 2020

Project acronym: NGI POINTER
Project full name: NGI Program for Open Internet Renovation
Project grant agreement number: 871528
Call identifier: NGI POINTER
Deadline: 1 June 2020
Expected duration of participation: 12 months
Maximum amount of financial support for each third party: €200 000
Submission language: English
Complete overview of the call text and proposal guidelineshttps://ngi-pointer-open-call.fundingbox.com/
Email address for further informationngipointer@fundingbox.com
More information about Next Generation Internethttps://ngi.eu/

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DIGIFED – First Open Call – Application Experiments

Deadline: 6 June 2020

Project full name: Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) federation for large scale adoption of digital technologies by European SMEs
Project acronym: DigiFed
Project grant agreement number: 872088
Publication date: 17 March 2020
Deadline: 6 June 2020, at 17:00 (CET)
Expected duration of participation: Application Experiments can run from 9 to 12 months but must be completed by 31 December 2022
Total EU funding available: €55 000 per third party - 70% of the eligible cost
One or two third party can apply

Submission & evaluation process:
Submission on line: https://digifed.org/upload
Proposal description 10 pages (PDF) + business recorder pitch 5 minutes
Evaluation by external experts.
Notifications: 5 August 2020

Further information:
info@digifed.org
https://digifed.org/explore/open-calls/

Task description: AE projects should address the realisation and test of a CPS demonstrator either to optimise an existing product or to evaluate an innovative concept.

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European Data Incubator – 3rd Open Call for Start-ups

Deadline: 17 June 2020

Project acronym: EDI
Project full name: European Data Incubator
Project grant agreement number: 779790
Publication date: 17 March 2020
Deadline: 17 June 2020, at 12:00 (CET)
Expected duration of participation: 8 months incubation programme
Total EU funding available: maximum €100 000 per project

Submission & evaluation process:
Information on submission and evaluation process
Submission of proposals

Further information:
opencall@edincubator.eu
https://edincubator.eu/

Task description:

European Data Incubator (EDI) is an EU-funded Big Data incubator offering a dedicated incubation programme and a total of €5 000 000 equity-free funding to EU-based start-ups and teams. It aims to leverage the technology and knowledge on Big Data across industries and countries. Start-ups get free access to a Cloud environment for scalable data processing and datasets provided by 15 European companies from a variety of domains. EDI implements a 3-phase incubation programme: EXPLORE > EXPERIMENT > EVOLVE, in which the selected start-ups/SMEs will be offered a set of technical and business services to develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) and to reach commercial and/or investment agreements with data providers, corporates and/or private investors.

Features of the incubation programme:

  • intensive programme of 8 months focused on Big Data business growth
  • large data sets and major challenges from data providers made available for applicants
  • business and technical support offered by experts around Europe
  • facilitation of collaborations with corporate partners

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XR4ALL open call for proposals

Deadline: 31 July 2020

Call title: XR4ALL open call for proposals
Project full name: eXtended Reality for All
Project acronym: XR4ALL
Grant agreement number: 825545
Publication Date: 20 June 2019
Deadlines and cut-off dates:

Cut-off

Dates

1st cut-off

31 October 2019, 17:00 (Brussels time)
29 November 2019, 17:00 (Brussels time)

2nd cut-off

31 January 2020, 17:00 (Brussels time)

3rd cut-off

30 April 2020, 17:00 (Brussels time)

4th cut-off

31 July 2020, 17:00 (Brussels time)

Expected duration of participation: 6 months split in 2 stages with an evaluation of deliverables at the end of each stage

  • Stage 1 - Concept validation: 2 months with €10 000 associated funding
  • Stage 2 - Development and integration: 4 months with €40 000 associated funding

Maximum total funding: €50 000
Total EU funding available: €1 500 000
Submission & evaluation process: link available on the XR4ALL project website; evaluation by independent evaluators.
E-mail address for further informationopencall@xr4all.eu / XR4ALL project website

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Block.IS Cluster Missions Open Call

Deadline: 22 October 2021

Call title: Block.IS Cluster Missions Open Call
Project full name: Blockchain Innovation Spaces
Project acronym: Block.IS
Grant agreement number: 824509
Publication date: 3 October 2019 (dates for the cluster missions will be communicated timely on the project website)
Deadline: 22 October 2021 (deadline for the final mission: 22 October 2021 at 17:00 (Brussels time))
Expected duration of participation: 2-3 days per cluster mission
Total EU funding available: €90 000 (up to €750 per participant)
Submission & evaluation process:

Clusters are crucial for the Block.IS ecosystem. We want to empower clusters to serve as multipliers of the comprehensive support our accelerator is offering to innovators. Therefore, we invite clusters and their most active members working around or willing to utilise the potential of blockchain technologies to join the Block.IS Cluster Missions.

For every one out of 15 planned cluster missions a jury panel of 3 Block.IS team members will evaluate applications (a member of the coordinator’s team, a hosting cluster representative and a representative of another cluster partner in the consortium). The final mark for each application is the arithmetic mean of assessments given by each jury member.

Apply: https://blockis.eu/

Further information: Details available at https://blockis.eu/apply-now/cluster-missions/
Task description: Block.IS Cluster Missions include a roadshow of short-term brainstorming sessions, organised by clusters and for clusters across Europe. Missions aim to bring clusters together, to inspire them to learn more about the Block.IS ecosystem and to understand better how their members can benefit from the funding, business and technical support Block.IS is offering. The cluster missions roadshow will foster cross-border and cross-sectoral collaboration between clusters in Europe.

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Block.IS Open Call #2

Deadline: 22 July 2020

Call title: Block.IS Open Call #2 - blockchain-based application proposals in the areas of agrifood, logistics and finance
Project full name: Blockchain Innovation Spaces
Project acronym: Block.IS
Grant agreement number: 824509
Publication date: 22 April 2020
Deadline: 22 July 2020 at 17:00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: 11 months
Funding available for this acceleration process: €1 355 000 (45 INNOVATION projects *€3 000 + 23 EXPERIMENT projects*€50 000 + 10 INNOVATION projects*€7 000)

Submission & evaluation process:

The goal of Block.IS open call #2, is to accelerate innovation in the areas of agrifood, logistics and finance by supporting blockchain-based application proposals.

The 2nd acceleration process will have three phases: INNOVATION (where 45 proposals will be selected), EXPERIMENT (where the 23 top projects from the INNOVATION phase will enter this phase), COMMERCIALISE (where the 10 top projects from the EXPERIMENT phase will enter this phase).

Block.IS Open Call #2 will select the best 37 projects from any of the 3 areas. Eight (8) additional project will enter the INNOVATE phase as winners of the Block.IS challenges.

The maximum amount of funding that each SME may receive is €60 000.

Submissions are available via https://www.f6s.com/block.is

Further information: Details available at https://blockis.eu/

Task description:

Block.IS aims to provide to competitive and market oriented European SMEs access to knowledge, technology, capital and markets with the aim to place new products/services in the market targeting blockchain technology. The most innovative, competitive and market oriented blockchain-based application proposals in the areas of agrifood, logistics and finance will be selected to start an “Innovate - Experiment - Commercialise” stages programme.

SMEs participating in the INNOVATE stage will be invited to fine-tune their concept, elaborate an early prototype or mock-up and the technical architecture of the proposed solution and prepare a tech-business pitch to present at the Innovation Event/Clusters-Innovators Assembly.

SMEs participating in the EXPERIMENT stage will develop an MVP (Minimum Viable Product) targeting the agrifood, logistics and/or finance market. The EXPERIMENT stage has two sub phases, Design and Implementation & Validation. In the end of the Design sub-phase SMEs will need to submit deliverable 1 specifying the implementation approach. In the end of the Implementation & Validation sub-phase SMEs need to submit deliverable 2 documenting project implementation and deliverable 3 with business and exploitation plan.

SMEs participating in the COMMERCIALISE stage will develop activities associated with the promotion and exploitation of their project, aiming to engage new customers and/or partners and/or investors.

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DIGI-B-CUBE Travel Vouchers

Deadline: 28 February 2022

Project full name: Digital Enterprise Innovations for Bioimaging, Biosensing and Biobanking Industries
Project acronym: DIGI-B-CUBE
Grant agreement number: 824920
Call publication date: 20 September 2019
Call deadline: 28 February 2022 at 17:00 (CET)
Expected duration of participation: 1-5 days
Total EU funding available: €200 000
Submission & evaluation process: Travel Voucher cover travel and accommodation costs for participants of official DIGI-B-CUBE events (including travel and accommodation costs & conference fees to attend satellite events i.e. organised/co-organised by DIGI-B-CUBE consortium). These events will be announced on the DIGI-B-CUBE website. Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can apply online via the DIGI-B-CUBE collaborative platform. Applications will be reviewed by the DIGI-B-CUBE partner who is organising the event. Travel Vouchers will be awarded on a first-come first-served basis and depend on the travel voucher budget allocated/available.

Criteria:

Further informationhttp://digibcube.eu/open-calls/
Task description: SMEs can receive reimbursement for their travel and accommodation costs when attending DIGI-B-CUBE workshops and matchmaking events to

  1. identify innovation barriers in the medical diagnostics value chain
  2. identify digital solutions to overcome these barriers
  3. initiate cross-sectoral collaborations between the health and IT sector

The maximum amount of reimbursement for each travel voucher is €2 000.

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ROSIN Open Call

Deadline: No specific deadline

Project full name: ROS-Industrial quality-assured robot software components
Project acronym: ROSIN
Call identifier: ROSIN-FTP
Call title: ROSIN Call for Focused Technical Projects
Grant agreement number: 732287
Publication Date: 31 March 2017
First cut-off date: 30 June 2017 at 17:00 (CET)
Deadline: There is no specific deadline. The call will remain continuously open until the exhaustion of the available budget or the end of the ROSIN project on 31 December 2020. Received proposals will be evaluated in batches 4 times per year.
Expected duration of participation: 12 months
Indicative budget for the call: €3 500 000
Maximum funding request per proposal: €100 000
Submission language: English
Web address for full open call informationhttp://www.rosin-project.eu/
Web address for proposal submissionshttps://rosin-ftps.fluidreview.com/
E-mailinfo@rosin­project.eu

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HUBCAP Open Call #1.1 PULL

Deadline: 30 June 2020

Call title: HUBCAP Open Call #1.1 PULL – Introduce MBD CPS technologies within the HUBCAP Collaborative Platform
Project full name: DIGITAL INNOVATION HUBS AND COLLABORATIVE PLATFORM FOR CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEMS
Project acronym: HUBCAP
Grant agreement number: 872698
Publication Date: 30 April 2020
Deadline: 30 June 2020, 17:00 CET
Expected duration of participation: 3-4 days
Total EU funding available: €200 000
Financial support for each third party (lump sum): €1000

Submission & evaluation process:

HUBCAP Open Call #1 PULL will have five calls along the project timeline namely: Call #1.1 (April 2020), Call #1.2 (November 2020), Call #1.3 (April 2021), Call #1.4 (November 2021) and Call #1.5 (February 2022). It is expected to attract and engage up to 200 MBD CPS products & services and grow beyond the project timeline. The expected result of Call #1.1 PULL is the growth of the HUBCAP ecosystem offering.

Remotely and within F6S platform, the HUBCAP Quality Assessment Board, composed by selected people within the HUBCAP DIHs partners, will be the evaluators of Call #1.1 PULL, they have the best experience in HUBCAP MBD CPS technologies, and will evaluate each asset application, scoring it based on the following evaluation criteria:

  • Criterion 1: Concept fit - Business fit to HUBCAP scope and relevance to CPS domains.
  • Criterion 2: Technology - Innovation, asset specification and technical capacity of a TRL 8-9 and IPR.
  • Criterion 3: Future use - Benefits of the technology for end users and exploitation potential.

HUBCAP Open Call #1.1 PULL will select up to 40 asset applications.

Submissions are available via www.f6s.com/hubcap1-1pull/apply

Further information: details available at www.hubcap.eu
Task description: The HUBCAP ecosystem will enrich the collection with further assets, through the first open call #1 PULL. HUBCAP funding to third-party SMEs will enable the extension of the technology offer beyond consortium partners (even opening the space for other H2020 competitor proposals with different technologies to engage with HUBCAP) and enlarge the outreach of the large-scale pilots by supporting the deployment of new pilots in different geographic regions.

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DIH4CPS Open Call 1: Experiments

Deadline: 31 August 2020

Project full name: Fostering DIHs for Embedding Interoperability in Cyber-Physical Systems of European SMEs
Project acronym: DIH4CPS
Grant agreement number: 872548
Publication Date: 16 May 2020
Deadline: 31 August 2020 at 17:00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: 10 months
Total EU funding available: €1 800 000
Submission process: Proposal submission is exclusively in electronic form using the proposal submission tool accessible via the DIH4CPS open call website.
Evaluation process: Each proposal will be evaluated by two experts and scored on five criteria.
Further information: Ricardo Gonçalves (calls@dih4cps.eu) / http://dih4cps.eu/open-calls
Task description: This Open Call is looking forward to adding at least 10 new Application Experiments rooted in the field of Cyber-Physical and Embedded Systems (CPES). They will contribute at transforming knowledge into innovative products or services for supporting the companies to recover their competitiveness by improving their business/product development processes by means of digital technology. The Application Experiments will bring together DIHs, by supporting the research centres, suppliers and end-users of cyber-physical and embedded systems, mainly SMEs.

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DIGI-B-CUBE Prototyping Vouchers

Deadline: 3 February 2021

Project full name: Digital Enterprise Innovations for Bioimaging, Biosensing and Biobanking Industries
Project acronym: DIGI-B-CUBE
Grant agreement number: 824920
Call publication date: 22 April 2020
Call deadline:
1st cut-off: 29 July 2020 at 17:00 (CET)
2nd cut-off: 3 February 2021 at 17:00 (CET)
Expected duration of participation: 1 to 3 months
Total EU funding available: €2.7 million
Max funding per SME per voucher type: €20 000
Max funding per project: €60 000
Applicant Group / Requirement: Consortium consisting of minimum 2 SMEs and maximum 3 organisations; from at least 2 different sectors (Example: An SME from healthcare/medicine/biotech/biopharma + An SME from IT and related sectors)
Target Group: SMEs from the following sectors are eligible to apply for DIGI-B-CUBE vouchers:

  • healthcare / medicine / biotech / biopharma
  • IT and related sectors (robotics, automation, electronics, nanotech etc.)

The DIGI-B-CUBE vouchers will support the projects in the reconfiguration of Medical Diagnostics and related value chains (for more information, please visit https://digibcube.eu/open-calls/.

Submission process: Applications must be filled and submitted online through the DIGI-B-CUBE platform.
Evaluation process: The evaluation process takes max. 4 weeks starting from the respective cut-off date/deadline. The applicant/s will receive an e-mail about the outcome of the assessment.
Further information:
info@digibcube.eu
https://digibcube.eu/open-calls/
Task description: Support to prototype or conceptualise a solution (proof of concept, feasibility study) for a digitalization challenge in the Medical Diagnostics and related value chains.