How can companies participate in the FED4SAE project
FED4SAE takes a pragmatic approach to the definition of application experiments. These are innovative projects that address the challenges of CPS enabled IoT products and that demonstrate high potential in terms of competitiveness and growth. Each experiment will deliver a demonstrator and needs to show a substantial measurable economic and or strategic impact.
Application experiments make use of FED4SAE platforms and services to accelerate CPS development time. Each application experiment will be supported by one cascade funding partner to provide funding and manage and monitor the experiment, an advanced platform partner who will provide coaching and enables the utilization of advanced technologies, testbeds and platforms offered in FED4SAE by the third party; and at least one of our industrial platform partners. Additionally, each third party will get unique support by the FED4SAE innovation management.
Experiment proposals should propose to develop innovative European CPS products that use existing European Hardware and Software components and platforms to sustain the demand for EU manufacturing. Potential candidates will be selected if the funding can help them to:
- Enhance profitability and growth performance by combining and transferring new and existing knowledge into innovative, disruptive and competitive solutions seizing European and global business opportunities.
- Tackle specific challenges in a sustainable way by uptaking the market and distributing innovations.
- Increase private investment in innovation, notably through private co-investments and/or follow-up investments in successfully supported third parties.
- Obtain a clearly qualitative and quantitative substantiated impact (e.g. on turnover, employment, market size, IP management, sales, return on investment and profit).
Open Calls in FED4SAE
Startups, SMEs and Midcaps can participate in FED4SAE through three open calls. The first open call has launched November 14th 2017 and will close on February 6th 2018. More details about the open call can be found on our Open Calls page: https://fed4sae.eu/innovative-projects/open-calls/. Proposals can be submitted using our electronic submission system: https://fed4sae.eu/upload/.
A second open call will launch in May 2018 with a final third open call following in November 2018.
Why it is beneficial to participate
The application experiments selected by the FED4SAE project will be funded at a funding rate of 70% through a cascade funding that is reserved for this purpose. This budget will cover Software, preliminary study, first prototyping, etc. FED4SAE will not fund commercialization. Third parties will rely on existing clusters to extend their business at the European level as well as the innovation management serviced offered by the FED4SAE project. The total funding for each individual experiment can be up to 60.000 €. If a third party does participate in multiple calls and/or multiple experiments, the total possible funding in FED4SAE will be capped at 100.000 € per third party in total. The cascade funding will be distributed by cascade funding partners.