Start: July 1, 2018
Deadline: Nov. 15, 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 Technology Transfer Project (TTP) typically lasts 6 months and needs to end by 31 December 2019. A TTP performs a bilateral technology transfer between one academic partner as technology provider and one industry partner as technology receiver. The minimum total budget of a TTP is EUR 30 000, of which Eurolab4HPC can pay up to 50% (EUR 15 000). Eurolab4HPC funding is only for academic beneficiaries, e.g., universities, publicly funded research centers. The company partner will either co-fund the transfer project at the university, provide in-kind contributions, or invest its own work. During the review process, TTP proposals with a cash contribution from the company partner will be preferred.
After being selected for a grant, the grantee’s 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 TTP grant. 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. A public summary of the activity will be published after the TTP completion.
Only companies with business activities and/or physical sites in European Union or Associated States are eligible as technology transfer partners. However, the actual collaborating company department does not necessarily have to be located itself in these countries. The research institution and the company are responsible for entering into a bilateral contract on the technology transfer IPR issues.
The evaluation of the project proposals will be done by at least two 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 the earliest on 15 November 2018.