- How many proposals will you fund in this 1st Open Call?
The project expects to fund approximately 5-6 proposals in the 1st Open Call.
- Can we participate in consortium with another company?
Participation as consortia is not eligible. Only single entities can apply.
- Can an unregistered startup present a proposal?
Only startups, companies and research centers that are already registered in a country compliant with the Horizon 2020 eligibility criteria can participate. For further information, refer to Eligibility Criteria document.
- Can we present two or more proposals?
Although it does not make much sense to submit more than one proposal for your IoT platform, you can submit as many proposals you want. However, only one proposal will be funded per applicant.
- Are all the basic information fields in the information form mandatory (e.g. date of foundation of the company)?
All information required in the “Basic Information” helps us to understand better what kind of entity is applying, its main activities and experiences and the skills of the team that will work on the proposal. In this sense, also the date of foundation of the applying entity centre is interesting.
- What kind of IoT solutions/platforms you are looking for?
In this first Open Call, we are looking for IoT data platforms or IoT services that are already existing and operational. The platform and services should be relevant to the BIG IoT use cases, in particular to the Smart Mobility and Smart Environment domain and possibly related to pilots areas (Barcelona, Berlin, Wolfsburg, and Piedmont region). However, data concerning other regions are also acceptable.
- What do you expect from IoT service/platforms owners to do in this 1st Open Call?
We expect from platform and service owners to provide their offerings by using the BIG IoT enablers to 3rd parties. The term “offering” describes a set of resources that are offered on the BIG IoT marketplace: from readings from primitive sensors (i.e., a temperature measurement), up to composite services (i.e., the availability of parking slots). Additionally, we expect the proposals to describe the value of these offerings for 3rd parties.
If selected, the IoT service and platforms owners will collaborate with the BIG IoT consortium to enable their platforms to share the identified offerings on the BIG IoT marketplace. For this, the platform and service owners need to implement the BIG IoT API and provide description of their offerings according to the BIG IoT semantic data models.
- Will the provided offering be accessible to everyone?
BIG IoT provides solutions to manage accountability, licensing and billing, so the shared offering could be managed accordingly to the owner’s policy.
- What is the estimated number of trips I should budget for?
We expect that selected 3rd parties attend two BIG IoT meetings in order to present their progress and discuss with the BIG IoT representatives details of their projects. You can consider an average cost for traveling in Europe about 600 euros per person.
- My proposal has been selected for funding, now what?
The selected 3rd parties will sign the Agreement with the BIG IoT Coordinator Siemens AG. The The agreement includes clauses on i) Obligation for Third Parties, ii) General rules for management of IPR and iii) Results Reporting and Payments.
- When will selected proposals start?
Selected proposals will start on the 1st of September 2017. The deadline for the final report and documentation is the 31st of January 2018.
- When will I get funded?
The form of financial support to be used will be a pre-defined lump sum:
- 40% of the overall financial support as advance payment after the signature of the Collaboration Agreement with the BIG IoT coordinator.
- 30% of the overall financial support as interim payment after the BIG IoT consortium has accepted the Interim Report provided by the 3rd party.
- 30% of the overall financial support as final payment after the BIG IoT consortium has accepted the Final Report provided by the 3rd party.
- What has to be reported for a reimbursement of costs?
Successful 3rd parties need to submit 2 reports on a timely basis to the BIG IoT coordinator, whose approval permits the reimbursement of costs:
- Interim Report provided by the 3rd party at the midpoint of the work planned;
- Final Report provided by the 3rd Party at the conclusion of the work planned and eventually following a formal approval of the report and the work at a technical project review by the EC.
The report template for cost reimbursement will be available as Annex to the Collaboration Agreement.
- What support will be given to the selected 3rd parties during the approved project activities?
Selected 3rd parties will be supported during the implementation of the approved project activities by the BIG IoT support team. At the beginning of the implementation phase projects will participate to a F2F workshop with the BIG IoT support team. The support team will provide on per-need basis support on technical and business matters and will monitor the progresses of the projects in order to ensure the proper execution of the planned work.
- Which kind of costs are eligibile?
Participation as a third party in an H2020 project will cover all the incurred costs. However for further information on this specific issue please refer to the “Rules for Participation Legal & Financial Issues”, which can be found at the following link: