EIT Manufacturing - Call for Proposals 2021 is Open (deadline: 6 APR 2020)
EIT Manufacturing officially opens the Call for Proposals 2021 with the following deadlines:
- Proposal registration deadline (pre-call): Monday, 6 April 2020 (23:59 CEST)
- Proposal submission deadline (main call): Tuesday, 22 May 2020
Please note that proposals that was not registered during the pre-call can not be submitted during the main call!
For 2021, EIT Manufacturing aims to attract activity proposals up to a total of € 35-40m in the Areas of
- Business Creation
- Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS)
All proposals should …
- To align with EIT Manufacturing’s overall vision, mission, and set of KPIs. They must contribute to one of the flagships of EIT Manufacturing
- Each Activity of EIT Manufacturing should be executed by a consortium of partners of EIT Manufacturing, preferably from both science and industry, representing different areas of the manufacturing system and at least two different Innovation Hubs (IHs, sometimes also called Co- Location Centers - CLCs)
- The duration of Activities should be between one to three years.
- One partner organization needs to take the lead partner role, acting as the Activity Leader of the overall Activity
- A key role is also the one of the business owner.
- Non-partner organizations, like start-ups or SMEs, can be included in activity consortia by sub- contracting (up to € 60,000, using best-value-for-money selection processes according to EIT procurement policy)
- The maximum EIT funding per year for member organizations is € 1,000,000 and for non-member organization is € 300,000.
- In the case of Innovation activities, this is an organisation that knows the customers’ needs, designs/packages the output of the activity (“product owner”), and brings it to the market, either as part of the activity or shortly thereafter. For Innovation proposals, examples of organisations that can take this role include: a startup that will be created as an outcome of the Activity, with an adequate founding team, or the business line of a corporation leading the activity.
- In the case of Education activities, this is an organization that knows the unmet needs of the target groups (i.e., students, professionals, executives); that takes the lead and represents the consortium in bringing the education products and services to the learners and to the customers. For education proposals, the Business Owner could be any type of organization delivering education and training.
- The business owner would typically also be responsible for, or at least representing the consortium with reference to, the activity’s contribution to the financial sustainability of EIT Manufacturing, if offered as part of the activity proposal.
People and Robots for Sustainable Work
Industrial robots is a smart enabling technology capable of collaborating and interacting with humans to support us. Collaborative robots will help society to achieve human wellbeing and spectacular manufacturing performance
Additive Manufacturing for full Fexilbiliy
New manufacturing paradigms are enabled, contributing to economic, social and environmental impacts. This flagship promotes enabling technologies, e.g. additive manufacturing technology in highly flexible manufacturing systems, radically increasing precision and flexibility, while exponentially reducing time to produce final products.
Waste-Free Manufacturing for a Circular Economy
Waste-free manufacturing enables Circular Economy deployment. Deploying new technologies, processes, and digital tools to minimise waste and resource use along entire product lifecycles is crucial for reaching climate goals.
Platforms for Digitalized Value Networks
Value networks for digitalised manufacturing need strong digital platform bases to enable an efficient digital marketplace, flexibility, and reactivity to market changes for Europe. Platform providers and manufacturing integrators are key enablers to sustain this ecosystem, and their capabilities are critical to capitalise on the potential of new technologies for supply-chain partners, especially SMEs.
The pre-call proposals are submitted through the online submission tool available at EIT Manufacturing’s Intranet
- Please log in to the EIT Manufacturing Intranet at http://www.eitmanufacturing.eu/
- If this is your first log in on the page you have to register in the EIT Manufacturing Intranet at https://plaza.eitmanufacturing.eu/register.
- Select “Call for Proposals 2021 – Submission System” from “Call for Proposals” at the top menu bar, or click on the respective button in the dashboard
For the pre-call, we expect concise project sketches containing e.g. the following points:
- Lead Partner, including contact person;
- Activity title and Area;
- Purpose of the Activity, including a concise statement and brief “elevator pitch”;
- Compact work plan including start/end of the activity, major milestones and deliverables; next project steps towards implementation following acceptance.
- Description of the Activity team, including strengths, roles, and contributions by partners;
- Target KPIs values for the that will be achieved in 2021 and beyond
- Estimated costs should be broken down into
- personnel costs incurred by partners
- other costs (equipment, subcontracting, travel, etc.)
- For multi-year proposals, planned costs need to be be provided for each year;
- Estimated co-investments to cover KAVA costs provided by the partner organizations themselves or through other sources, where applicable (see Financial Aspects, Section 6.7);
Full proposals will contain additional EIT Manufacturing-specific KPIs; a breakdown of the Activity into work packages (tasks) and their descriptions; detailed budget per task and partner; and budget justifications.
They will assess the proposals in relation to
- Eligibility criteria,
- Adherence to Call Guidelines,
- General formal quality.
The review of the full call submission will be done by a panel of external advisors selected by EIT Manufacturing. They will asses:
- Technical content and relevanve of the proposals,
- Go-to-market strategy and convincing value proposition,
- viability of the contribution to financial sustainability, etc.
The selected proposals shall form a well balanced portfolio matching expected available budget and strategic expectations of the EIT manufacturing management.
|2020-02-24, 25||Matchmaking Event|
|2020-03-30||Deadline for project sketches (Pre-Call closed)|
|2020-04-14||Feedback by Pillar Directors on project sketches|
|2020-04-15||Main Call opening|
|2020-05-22||Deadline for full proposals (Main Call closed)|
|2020-06-12||External expert review completed|
|2020-06-19||External expert consensus meetings completed|
|2020-06-22, 23||MT final decision on proposals to be included in Business Plan|
|2020-07-3||Final feedback for all proposals available|
|2020-07-17||Proposals updated to include potential MT feedback|
|2020-08-end||Approval of Business Plan by EIT Manufacturing Supervisory Board|
|2020-09- 8 or 9 or 10||Approval of Business Plan by EIT Manufacturing Partner Assembly|