Silicon Eurocluster Open Call for demonstration projects
Eligible projects shall:
• Support an innovative and efficient way to improve an existing business process, or the implementation of a novel business process, by means of digitalisation;
• Prepare and help less digitalised SMEs to adopt advanced technologies;
• Engage and involve the end customers, users, and other relevant claimants;
• Establish strategic collaboration between tech-savvy companies and less digitalised businesses;
• Be carried out in an equal manner by considering the gender distribution and the distribution of power and influence between women and men;
• Promote technology adoption within and across specific industrial ecosystems;
• Have a clear European dimension;
• Have a clear industrial application;
• Contribute to the green transition and demonstrate how the solution addresses sustainability improvements (greening) e.g., energy efficiency, less waste etc.
2 Webinar sessions will be organized to present the programme and to respond any questions related to the open calls :
– 18/04/2023 at 10.00 CET -> Registration Open through this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/578744539497.
– 03/05/2023 at 10.00 CET
Radio communications, cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, energy harvesting, photonics or sensors
Projects will last 6 to 9 months and the awarded project consortium will be able to receive up to 80.000€.
The activities in the project must aim at acquiring new knowledge and skills for the development of new or significantly improved products, processes, or services.
The result (deliverable) of the activities should be a demonstrator / physical prototype of the proposed solution. The activities may range from the creation of components forming part of complex systems, to pilot activities demonstrating/testing said systems.
Targeted vertical sectors are any that have a need for electronics and microelectronics solution using the expected technologies.
Eligible activities include:
• Investigation of technical and design requirements.
• Development of prototypes or demonstration versions of products or services. This may also include pilot work, testing and validation.
• Planning and carrying out studies/testing to verify an innovation.
• Investigation of market conditions, such as identifying customers, customer needs, potential partners, and competitors.
Non-eligible activities include:
• Small or recurrent changes to existing products, services, manufacturing methods or processes.
• Training, courses, marketing, sales, ongoing operations, investment in equipment and tools.
• Intellectual property policies and protection.
Who can apply?
– Consortia of at least 2 SMEs established in EEA countries, and countries associated with the COSME part of the Single Market Programme.
– At least one SME in the consortium should be a technology solution provider.
– Applicants should complement each other in any part of a coherent value chain. By value chain we mean all the steps that gradually refine an idea from raw materials and components to a final product, finished good or service that is offered on a market.
– All SMEs applying as one consortium should be autonomous to one another (without ownership, capital, or personal links).