Second open call to SMEs and new entrants for industrial experiments (Innovative CPS)

Project acronym: EuroCPS
Project grant agreement number: 644090
Project full name: European Network of competencies and platforms for Enabling Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SME) from any sector building Innovative Cyber Physical System (CPS) products to sustain demand for European manufacturing.

EuroCPS is part of Smart-Anything-Everywhere Initiative ( under Horizon 2020 Leadership in Enabling Industrial Technologies (LEIT) which aims to generating new and breakthrough technologies, boost competitiveness, create jobs and support growth by offering a European-wide network of Design centers.

This call provides Europe’s SME’s and new entrants with the opportunity to develop new CPS-products and components based on existing CPS platforms available in the market. EuroCPS also provides design support to encourage rapid development and lower the entry costs for designing and optimizing novel CPS solutions by initiating new business and innovation opportunities between innovator entities (SMEs and large companies), major CPS-platform providers, and competence centers.

Industrial experiments will be funded for developing innovative CPS products that will help increase the competitiveness of European innovator entities. The targeted products shall be designed, constructed and built on the EuroCPS Platforms provided by AVL, IFAT, Intel, SEI, ST-F, ST-I and Thales. The planed work shall be in collaboration with at least one of the EuroCPS Competences centers for design support located across the European region at AVL, BME, DIGICAT, CEA, FhG, FPG, LTU, UNIBO and Thales. More details on locations and available competences, platforms and design centers are available at

SME and new entrants are invited to submit proposals which should address Industrial Experiments, aiming at the development of new CPS-enabled products and focusing on at least one of the following areas:

  • Software intensive projects whose expected outcomes are software prototype demonstrators running on a EuroCPS platform.
  • System integration projects whose expected outcomes are integrated system component prototypes.
  • CPS with innovative components projects who’s expected outcomes are system architecture virtual prototype demonstrators of the CPS products.

Independent experts will evaluate all eligible proposals to identify those of sufficient standard to qualify for possible funding. Industrial experiments with high technology readiness level (TRL), which will produce a demonstrator prototype as an industrial experiment outcome will be considered. The prototype may also be used as a first generation product. The expected duration of the industrial experiment is 9 to 18 Months.

The maximum European Commission contribution for industrial experiments per applicant is €150000. The Funding rate is 70 %. The Maximum duration of industrial experiment is 18 Months. This comes in addition to coaching by competence centers and assistance from platform providers.

Applicants are encouraged to contact any of the EuroCPS Networking partners CEA, AVL, Thales, LTU, BME, UNIBO, FhG, DIGICAT, HTNL and FPG for more information about the call. The information that can be provided is restricted to details about the competences available at the centers and the supported EuroCPS platforms. All the information provided is public and will be available for all parties.

Information about the call
Call opening: 28. October 2015
Call deadline: 02. December 2015, 5pm (Brussels Time)
Call acceptance: February 3rd, 2016
Call identifier: EuroCPS02 call
Language in which proposal should be submitted: English
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