Sponsoring Agency: KYKLOS4.0
Type of Fund:
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 06/30/2021
Size of the Fund: USD $50,000 to $500,000
The KYKLOS4.0 Open Call #1 is looking for SME-led consortia of up to three entities to submit project proposals for the development of innovative solutions to improve digital manufacturing processes.
Proposed solutions – to be delivered through experiments – should demonstrate a high innovation potential and be ready to explore commercialisation opportunities by the end of the experiment period. As part of the experiment, the solution must be validated and demonstrated in a pilot location, which should be provided by one of the applicant’s consortium partners.
The KYKLOS4.0 Open Call #1 will prioritise the experiments that are able to demonstrate the impact of the KYKLOS 4.0 approach for a broad set of industrial users. Furthermore, experiments should clearly demonstrate the role of the circular economy within the manufacturing domain in their activities, in combination to the innovation management process.
KYKLOS4.0 is looking for innovative solutions to improve digital manufacturing processes, and addressing one or more of the following sub-domains:
• Cyber-physical systems
• Product lifecycle management
• Life cycle analysis
• Augmented reality
• Artificial intelligence
• Circular manufacturing
• Big data and data management
• Deep learning
• Decision support systems
• Grants of up to €150.000
o Projects from SME-led consortia of up to three entities can receive up to €150.000, with a limit of €60.000 per entity.
• Access to KYKLOS 4.0 technologies
o Access to selected KYKLOS4.0 technologies, adapted to each project, including components, modules and toolkits used in the KYKLOS4.0 project.
• Business support
o Tailored business coaching, training, support in defining their value proposition, testing business ideas, and identifying additional funding opportunities.
• Visibility & Promotion
o Support to increase external visibility and to promote the project and results, including with potential investors, and access to relevant events.
Awarded projects will be provided technical and business-related mentoring over the six-month experiment period.
o Definition of a detailed workplan to be delivered in the Implementation stage. KYKLOS4.0 will identify technologies to be integrated in the project.
o Implementation of the workplan as defined in the Planning stage and delivery of the proposed solution. Technical support to help in the integration and validation of technologies and results.
• Commercialisation & Business Sustainability
o Develop a commercialisation and business sustainability plan to be discussed with potential customers/ investors. Business support to help deliver the commercialisation and business strategy.
The KYKLOS4.0 – Open Call #1 is open to organisations active in the digital manufacturing domain.
Proposals must be delivered by consortia of 2-3 entities, including at least one SME and an industrial partner. The consortium submitting a proposal must be led by an SME. The lead SME must be a technology integrator and the industrial partner will serve as a pilot location for the developed solution to be validated and demonstrated.
Applicants and consortium eligibility
KYKLOS4.0 will fund consortia consisting of 2-3 entities, including at least one (1) SME and one (1) industrial partner. The consortium submitting a proposal must be led by an SME. The lead SME must be a technology integrator and the industrial partner will serve as a pilot location for the developed solution to be validated and demonstrated. An additional SME may participate to support technology adoption or increase impact. KYKLOS4.0 will accept proposals from consortia of SMEs and industrial partners (which can be from the same or different countries) that are eligible for EC funding under the rules of H2020.
• In summary, a consortium is considered eligible if it fulfills all the following rules:
o All consortium partners are legal entities established and based in one of the EU Member States or an H2020 Associated country, as defined in the H2020 rules for participation.
o The consortium is led by an SME (see specific requirements in sections 3.1.1 and 3.1.2) and includes an industrial partner.
o The consortium consists of a minimum two (2) partners and a maximum of three (3) partners.
NOTE for UK applicants: Applicant SMEs from the UK remain eligible for grants and procurement procedures as if the UK were a member state for the entirety of the Horizon 2020 framework programme and previous framework programmes. This also applies for financial support to third parties according to Article 204 FR (cascading grants) and applies for the duration of H2020 projects.
More information at: https://kyklos40project.eu/about-kyklos/open-call-1-2/