IOT4INDUSTRY is a project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020. It aims at "connect[ing] and encourag[ing] collaboration between relevant innovation actors from the industrial and IoT sectors to:
Modernise the production capabilities in European industry, specifically in SMEs
Increase the competitiveness of companies through more efficient production.
Answer to local needs with the help of vouchers and fully meet demands."
What the project is about
The consortium has issued for a call for expression of interest in a 30-month project. It will provide support to companies wanting to join a cross-border collaboration between SMEs and other RDI actors.
Projects shall integrate at least one entity representing the IoT side and another representing the industry side; at least one of these has to be a European SME.
They have to be innovative (beyond the state-of-the-art) and have a clear industrial application.
How IoT4Industry can help you
The support will consist in:
providing large information support to SMEs throughout Europe having shown their interest in the matter of smart manufacturing
offering them training
helping them the matchmaking (collaborative projects between manufacturers and ICT companies)
helping them develop products, processes, etc.
The amount of funding available will depend on the TRL of your project:
If you are below TRL 5 or 6, you can get a lump sum of €50.000 per project (€25.000 max. per beneficiary) to launch a 6-month project.
If you aim for TRL 7-8, you are eligible to receive €90.000 (€45.000 max. per beneficiary) for an under-12-month project.
a lump sum of €120.000 (€60.000 max. per beneficiary) will be available for companies needing to demonstrate the efficiency of their prototype on a large scale (TRL >8).
How to apply:
IOT4INDUSTRY has issued a guide to help you through the process.
You can apply here before December 20th. A second call will take place in Spring 2019.
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