BIG IoT Second Open Call
BIG IoT project, funded by the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014 -2020), has reserved a portion of its budget for specific tasks to be carried out by third parties. These third parties are selected by means of two open calls.
In general, the conditions for participation and funding are those of H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, as defined principally in Regulation (EC) No 1290/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2013 .
The call is open to individual European SMEs, startups, companies, universities, research institutes, public agencies, public utilities, publicly owned companies that:
- at the moment of the presentation of the proposal are legally registered in a member state of the European Union or in an H2020 associated country;
- at the moment of the submission of the proposal are not funded by or otherwise affiliated with any BIG IoT partner.
Selected entities will receive funding according to the conditions of the H2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation as third parties of Siemens AG.
Only one entity per proposal will be admitted, so activities in co-operation will not be considered eligible; each participant can submit more than one application but only one application per participant will be funded. Documented support of other parties can strengthen a proposal. For example, a company integrating an IoT platform of a governmental institution can strengthen its proposal through documented support of that institution (e.g., in form of a letter of intent).
It is not required that the applicants are located in any of the three pilot sites, i.e. Barcelona, Piedmont region, Northern Germany.
Successful applicants, who have been awarded funding, are expected to provide proof of their registration in one of the eligible countries using the PIC number. In addition, successful applicants will be required to sign a Collaboration Agreement with Siemens AG, the BIG IoT Project Coordinator, on behalf of the BIG IoT Consortium in order to be able to receive the funds and become third party of the project. The draft collaboration agreement with the rights and obligations assumed by the third party will be included in the application package.
The main objective of the open call is to grow the BIG IoT ecosystem by integrating new IoT platforms and data sources to the BIG IoT marketplace and exploiting existing and new offerings by developing innovative applications and services.
Proposals should focus on the BIG IoT project domains, i.e. smart mobility and environmental monitoring, and provide description of:
- Type 1: development of new applications/services based on existing BIG IoT offerings. This kind of proposal only focuses on development of new applications and services using the existing offerings.
- Type 2: integration of own IoT platforms/services as new offerings on the BIG IoT marketplace and development of new applications/services based on own and/or existing BIG IoT offerings. This kind of proposal foresees both platform integration and development of new applications and services. Participants are expected to do both activities.
The total sum of 429.095€ funding is reserved for the second Open Call. The proposals of Type 1 will receive up to 35.000€ and proposals of Type 2 up to 60.000€ funding. Proposals exceeding the maximum budget will be discarded and not considered in the evaluation. Proposals can provide data or services/applications concerning geographical areas other than BIG IoT pilot ones. Nonetheless a minimum of 100.000€ funding pro pilot will be reserved for proposals targeting one of the 3 pilot areas: Barcelona, Northern Germany (Berlin and Wolfsburg) and Piedmont. For further details concerning the pilots’ state of the art, the developed use cases and open call expectations, together with a list of the offerings available in the marketplace, please refer to “BIG-IoT_Marketplace Offerings and Pilot Use cases Overview “ document.
Proposals are submitted in a one-stage process that means that applicants submit a full proposal before the deadline. However, the applicants will be offered a pre-feasibility check and get feedback to a draft idea. Participants can submit a maximum two-page document describing the proposal and they will receive some high level indication on it, within a week from the submission.
Information requested in the proposal:
- Title of the contribution, and identification of organization and contact perso
- Type of the contribution, i.e. Type 1, or 2.
- Area of reference of the proposed solution (e.g. a specific pilot area / more than one pilot area/other area external to the pilots one)
- The description of the contribution and the objectives, relating to the BIG IoT approac The proposals must describe how proposed collaboration fits into BIG IoT vision (e.g. with the Pilots expectations) and what is the added value for the BIG IoT. Additionally, a list of activities and their time plan, aligned with the experimentation period must be laid down.
- Key milestones and deliverables, considering also the alignment with the internal evaluation perio
- The organization profile and key member’s CV, organization, skills and resources.
Call open for applications: 09:00 CET 26th of January, 2018 => start date delayed to 17:00 CET 30th of January, 2018!!!
Pre-feasibility check: 17:00 CET 2nd of March,2018
Deadline for the proposals: 17:00 CET 12th of March, 2018
Notification of selected projects: Mid of April, 2018
Project Start: May, 2018
Project End: September, 2018
By taking part in the BIG IoT ecosystem:
- application and service developers can on one hand reduce time-to-market of their services and applications by decreasing efforts for implementing platform specific interfaces. On the other hand, they can build their services on top of a rich pool of offerings coming from different platforms and domains.
- platform owners and service providers can reach more customers for their offerings and seize the opportunities to partnership with other parties in order to provide more sophisticated offerings.
- 2nd Open Call Overview
- 2nd Open Call Eligibility Criteria
- 2nd Open Call Evaluation Criteria
- List of deliverables template
- Guide to Completing the Online Application Form
- Collaboration Agreement (draft)
 Eligibility criteria are the same as H2020 rules of participation cited in the previous note. Legal entities established in the following countries are eligible to receive funding through this Open Call:
The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU),including their overseas departments(based
on the general H2020 rules);
The EU associated countries participate in Horizon 2020 under the same conditions as EU Member State
 List of the BIG IoT partners can be found on http://big-iot.eu/