ICT-37-2015-2 Open Disruptive Innovation Scheme

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Source: 
European Commission. Participant Portal
Publication Date: 
Wednesday, 11 December 2013
Deadline: 
Wednesday, 16 December 2015
Overview and objectives: 

The challenge is to provide support to a large set of early stage high risk innovative SMEs in the ICT sector. Focus will be on SME proposing innovative ICT concept, product and service applying new sets of rules, values and models which ultimately disrupt existing markets.

The objective of the ODI is threefold:

  • Nurture promising innovative and disruptive ideas;
  • Support their prototyping, validation and demonstration in real world conditions;
  • Help for wider deployment or market uptake.

Proposed projects should have a potential for disruptive innovation and fast market up-take in ICT. In particular it will be interesting for entrepreneurs and young innovative companies that are looking for swift support to their innovative ideas.

The ODI objective will support the validation, fast prototyping and demonstration of disruptive innovation bearing a strong EU dimension.

Actions: 

In phase 2, innovation projects will be supported that address the specific challenges identified and that demonstrate high potential in terms of company competitiveness and growth underpinned by a strategic business plan. Activities should focus on innovation activities such as demonstration, testing, prototyping, piloting, scaling-up, miniaturisation, design, market replication and the like aiming to bring an innovation idea (product, process, service etc.) to industrial readiness and maturity for market introduction, but may also include some research. For technological innovation a Technology Readiness Levels of 6 or above (or similar for non-technological innovations) are envisaged; please see part G of the General Annexes.
Proposals shall be based on an elaborated business plan either developed through phase 1 or another means. Particular attention must be paid to IP protection and ownership; applicants will have to present convincing measures to ensure the possibility of commercial exploitation ("freedom to operate").
Proposals shall contain a specification for the outcome of the project, including a first commercialisation plan, and criteria for success.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between € 0.5 and 2.5 million would allow phase 2 to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Projects should last between 12 and 24 months.

Type of action: 
Operating period: 
Cut-off dates Phase 2: 18/03/2015, 17/06/2015, 17/09/2015
Catchment areas: 

For the SME Instrument only applications from SMEs established in EU Members States or countries associated to Horizon 2020.

Recipient bodies: 

SMEs.

Financing terms: 

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between € 0.5 and 2.5 million would allow phase 2 to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. Projects should last between 12 and 24 months.

Call Budget - 2015: € 45,000,000

Phase 1 - € 4,500,000 - 90 projects

Phase 2 - €  39,600,000 - 26 projects

Phase 3 - € 900,000

Budget available: 
€39 600 000.00
Eligible cost: 
%70
Supplementary information: 

1. Eligibility and admissibility conditions

Described in Part B Work Programme 2014-2015 Horizon 2020 and part C, with the following exceptions:

  • Proposals for phase 1 are not required to provide a draft plan for exploitation and dissemination.
  • At least one SME established in EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020.
  • No concurrent submission or implementation with another phase 1 or phase 2 project.

 2. Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold

Described in part H Work Programme 2014-2015 Horizon 2020 with the following exceptions:

  • Proposals will be evaluated individually when they arrive.
  • They will be ranked after the respective cut-off dates.
  • Each proposal will be examined by a minimum of two experts. Applicants can provide during the electronic proposal submission up to three names of persons that should not act as an evaluator in the evaluation of their proposal for potential competitive reasons

Guide to the submission and evaluation process

3. Proposal page limits and layout: Sections 1, 2 and 3 should not be longer than 10 pages. All tables in these sections must be included within this limit.

4. Data generated: The proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

5. Additional provisions: The TRL of proposals submitted under the SME instrument shall be minimum 6:Technology readiness levels (TRL)

 

Beneficiaries: 
Developed programme: 

The SME Instrument

Horizon 2020 will support Innovative Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) through a new dedicated SME instrument.

In total, more than € 2.8 billion will be allocated for the SME instrument from 2014 to 2020, at least 7% of the total budget of the Societal Challenges and Leading and Enabling Technologies (LEIT) blocks of Horizon2020.

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