Start: April 1, 2019
Deadline: July 1, 2019
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 30 April 2020. A TTP performs a bilateral technology transfer between one academic partner as technology provider and one industry partner as technology receiver. During this call, only one TTP project will be granted. The minimum total budget of the TTP is 90 000 EUR, of which Eurolab4HPC can pay up to 50% (45 000 EUR). 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 45 000 EUR TTP grant. The Eurolab4HPC grant will amount to 45 000 EUR 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 1 September 2019.
See the attached instructions and proposal template for more details. The proposals have to be submitted via the Eurolab4HPC website no later than on 1 July 2019. The funding period after proposal acceptance is expected to start at the earliest on 1 September 2018.