Start: July 1, 2018
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2018
Budget: EUR 45 000
Eurolab4HPC is a Coordination Action funded by the European Commission under H2020 with the bold commitment to build the foundation for a European Research Center of Excellence in High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems.
A funded Business Prototyping Project (BPP) typically lasts 3 months and needs to end by 31 December 2019. A proposal for a business prototyping project describes the value proposition, customers, partners and business models using the business model canvas. A BPP targets PhD students, early career researchers, senior researchers and industrial technical leaders. Once selected, they are mentored using the business model canvas. Hypotheses regarding components in the business model canvas are iteratively verified or adjusted with the goal of coming up with a business plan where business risks have been substantially reduced.
The Eurolab4HPC grant will amount to EUR 15 000 excl. VAT and will be paid upon receival of an invoice from the grantee’s institution. After being selected for a grant, the applicant organisation will sign a subcontracting agreement with Eurolab4HPC. This subcontract will clarify what tasks the organization will perform to be entitled to the EUR 15 000 BPP grant. A public summary of the activity will be published after the BPP.
The evaluation of the project proposals be done by at least three external independent experts selected by the steering committee under a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), and without conflict of interest with the proposers. The evaluation process will be composed of five steps: (i) eligibility check, (ii) review by external experts, (iii) consensus meeting chaired by the partner in charge of the call, (iv) decision to grant the best proposals by the steering committee, (v) feedback about the outcome of the evaluation process to all the proposers. All applicants will receive information about the outcome of their application by 15 November 2018.
See the attached instructions and proposal template for more details. The proposals have to be submitted via the Eurolab4HPC website no later than on 30 September 2018. The funding period after proposal acceptance is expected to start at earliest on 15 November 2018.