Open Calls

MIND4MACHINES will provide EUR 3.3 M of direct financial support via two Open Calls via cascade funding.

The main objective of these calls is to raise efficiency and competitiveness of the manufacturing industry by adopting the latest digital technologies for a smarter and greener transformation aligned with the latest EU policies. The present call funds the development, testing, validation and market uptake of Industry 4.0 solutions by increasing the Technology Readiness Level (TRL)/maturity of the proposes solutions in delivering innovative goods, services and processes.  

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The project will provide EUR 3.3 M of direct financial support via two Open Calls.

The ultimate goal of these calls for financial support is to fund and encourage the validation of the new cross-sectoral and cross-regional digital manufacturing value chains, delivering innovative goods, services and processes in new sectors. The calls will be adapted to two maturity levels: TRL 5-7 and TRL 8-9, understanding that the needs of the technologies and business have different needs depending on their TRL.

Last April 27, was the open call launch event, you can see the presentation here .

What we offer

The main objective of the call is to raise the efficiency and competitiveness of the manufacturing industry by adopting the latest digital technologies for a smarter and greener transformation aligned with the latest EU policies.

The present call funds the development, testing, validation and market uptake of INDUSTRY 4.0 solutions by increasing the Technology Readiness Level (TRL)/maturity of the proposed solutions in delivering innovative goods, services and processes.

The following schemes will be supported according to two maturity levels: TRL 5-7 and TRL 8-9

IIOPEN CALL SCHEME

III. INNOVATION SUPPORT

IIII. GO TO MARKET SUPPORT

Specific Objective

Development of innovative ICT (TRL 5-7)  based solutions for manufacturing industry *

Demonstration  & growth of the digital solution/s (TRL 8-9) on the industry market*

Budget of the proposal *

  • Up to EUR 60 000 in case of
    individual applicant
  •  Up to EUR 120 000 in case of more applicants.

The maximum grant requested per applicant shall not exceed EUR 60 000

  • Up to EUR 30 000 in case of
    individual applicant
  • Up to EUR 60 000 in case of more applicants

The maximum grant requested per applicant shall not exceed EUR 30 000

Budget for manufacturing industries

SME Industry Partner(s): Up to 20% of the overall project budget

Large companies are not eligible for funding in this call, but can be part of the partnership with a Letter of Intent to participate in the project, with explicit agreement to test or implement the project solution.

Accelerator programme

Complementary to the grants received from the MIND4MACHINES Open Calls, funded SMEs may benefit from tailor-made acceleration support services

The selection of the acceleration services will be performed after the closure of the Open Call, based on the results of the Investment Readiness Level (IRL) self-assessment online tool. The applicants are required to fill in the IRL self-assessment prior to their application.

The non-funded applicants may also benefit from the acceleration services upon request.

*If you have doubts about the TRL of your technology, please check it here

Who can apply

 

Proposals for manufacturing SME digitalization projects must be submitted individually by a technology provider SME or by a partnership of multiple technology providers SMEs for complex solutions, having an industry partner (or more).  Cross-border partnerships are strongly encouraged. 

All applicants [technology supplier applicant(s), industry partner(s)] must be registered in one of the EU27 Member States or in Horizon 2020 Associated Countries. The list of the countries associated with Horizon 2020 is available here

How to apply

 

The proposal will be submitted electronically by the main applicant using the F6S Platform.

To submit a proposal, the main applicant will first have to register for an account on the F6S Platform, including the company profile where contact data will be asked.

The F6S platform is the sole entry point for all application submissions to the MIND4MACHINES Open Call. Submissions received by any other channel will be automatically discarded.

Read the official Guide for applicants and make you sure you have all the details about the application and evaluation process.

The detailed version of the application form, following the exact chapters required on the Platform, can be found in Annex 1. There are two compulsory Annexes to be uploaded (Annex 4 and Annex 5), while Annex 2 Administrative Data for multiple applicants/partners and Annex 3 Letter of Intent from large company are only uploaded if applicable. All Annexes will be uploaded as PDF files.

Challenges (11)

Annex 1

Application form brief

Challenges (12)

Annex 2,4 and 5

Annex 2,4 and 5  are found as seperate sheets in the Excel file.

Challenges (15)

Annex 3

Letter of Interest template

Have a look at FAQs and check the answers to the doubts you might have and it could be already resolved

Then Apply !!, do not forget the deadline: June 29, 2022 at 17:00 Brussels Time

For further questions and clarifications, you may check and address the following ways:
I. Frequently Asked Questions [FAQs]
II. European Help Desk -MIND4MACHINES Open Call

Open call launch event presentation

Presentation Open call launch event

Presentation of the Open call - Budget, elegibility criteria, evaluation process

External Evaluators

We are looking for external evaluators for proposals received to MIND4MACHINES  Open Call 2022. Evaluators to support MIND4MACHINES in selecting digitalisation projects to be financially supported

If you have experience in industry 4.0 topics and/or as project evaluator, investor, mentor and/or coach, you can apply as evaluator s here before June 23, 2022

Open call regional events

During the next few days we will host regional events where the details of the open call will be explained in native languages and some of them will also include the possibility of finding partners for projects. Find the event closest to your region and of course do not miss our final matchmaking event in May 30.

IICountry

IIDate

IIRegistration link

Italy

10/05/2022

Finland

10/05/2022

Germany

11/05/2022

Spain

19/05/2022

European

30/05/2022

Selected Participants

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