Yes. As of January 30, 2020 the EC stated the following: For the moment, in our unit, we got the mandate of business as usual.
For non-profit organisations, the reimbursement rate is: 100% For for-profit organisations, the reimbursement rate is: 70%
No. TETRAMAX consortium member organizations must not apply for a TTX via open calls and cannot become third parties to receive financial support. This would result in a conflict of interest for reasons involving economic interest, political or national affinity, family or emotional ties or any other shared interest. TETRAMAX ensures that the evaluation process is completely independent and that none of the above situations will occur. Entities (e.g. university institutes or departments) directly linked to the TETRAMAX consortium partners and interested in the implementation of a TTX may contact the local principle investigator within the TETRAMAX consortium (e.g. Jari Nurmi being the principal investigator in TETRAMAX representing the Tampere University of Technology).
No. Once a spin-off is already created, one cannot apply for an entrepreneurial TTX anymore. TETRAMAX financially supports activities only to analyse potential business models and markets prior to the formal start-up foundation in the future. Nevertheless, it is possible to start the foundation process during the implementation phase of the entrepreneurial TTX. The need and the benefits of the TTX for the planned spin-off creation needs to be well justified in the TTX proposal.
It is highly recommended to calcuate the TTX-related costs carefully because the external evaluators check your work plan and tasks and compare it with the planned man-power and other costs really needed for your experiment.
Equipment costs have to be calculated based on your organisation’s depreciation regulations (depreciation rate, period, percentage of the use of the equipment within the TTX). For any questions on the calculation of equipment (depreciation) costs please contact the purchase department of your organisation.
For an entrepreneurial TTX, equipment/consumables are in general not necessarily needed; nevertheless, it may be possible but has to be well explained in the proposal.
The equipment will be used by the organisation that has purchased it and that needs it for the successful implementation of the TTX. The organisation and/or the TTX team decide what to do with the equipment. TETRAMAX does not influence this decision. The equipment remains property of the organisation which purchased it. The organisation solely decides on the use of it. TETRAMAX does not influence this decision.
Financial support to third parties will be provided to legal entities only which are not associated to the TETRAMAX consortium partners.
Organisations (=legal entities) fully associated to the consortium of the EU-funded project TETRAMAX (=consortium member organisations = participants in the TETRAMAX consortium).
Third Parties are legal entities and recipients of EU financial support provided by TETRAMAX.
One single fixed grant (lump sum) to cover all costs specifically needed for the TTX.
The applicant of a TTX proposal will receive it by email.
The partnership has to consist of three partners based in at least two different EU member states and/or in H2020 associated countries.
No. Partners involved in a TTX have to be located in an EU member state or in an H2020 associated country. The aim is that they will benefit from Europe’s research and innovation capacity entitled to receive financial support from the European Commission.
Yes. Visit the TETRAMAX online technology brokerage portal, join TETRAMAX workshops and matchmaking events or directly contact the TETRAMAX Chief Technology Broker Wei Jan Wang by emailing to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yes. Switzerland is a country associated to Horizon 2020. Legal entities from Associated Countries can participate under the same conditions as legal entities from the EU Member States. The list of associated countries can be found here.
Yes. UK is a country still eligible for EU funding. Hence, legal entities located in the UK can participate in the TETRAMAX open calls. In case of changes, this will explicitly be communicated by the European Commission and TETRAMAX.
Yes. A TTX funding agreement between TETRAMAX and the TTX partners will be concluded and signed. The agreement is provided in the relevant TETRAMAX open call webpage. Note that the rights and obligations contained in this agreement have derived from the TETRAMAX Grant Agreement and Consortium Agreement and hence, are not negotiable.
The applicant is the sole recipient of the TTX financial support. The TTX funding agreement is the contract regulating all TTX-specific cost, funding and reporting issues. Therefore, it will be signed by TETRAMAX and the TTX applicant organisation only.
Note: The applicant may decide to set up and sign a legal agreement between himself and all persons/parties involved in the TTX team (e.g. with the mentor being an individual private person, or coming from another legal entity, etc.). TETRAMAX does not influence this agreement and does not sign it. In that case, TETRAMAX requires a scanned version of it.
Regulations of specific Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) within the TTX are in the TTX consortium partners' sole responsibility. The partners intending to collaborate within a TTX are obliged to close a TTX-related legal agreement describing the rights and duties of each partner, in particular clarifying all related IPR at the earliest possible date and no later than 1 month after the TTX start.
The design of the legal agreement remains completely in the TTX partners’ hands (e.g. structure, contents, length, etc.). TETRAMAX does not influence the design and the contents and does not sign it. TETRAMAX requests a scanned version of the signed agreement to be able to verify the existence.
No. TETRAMAX requires originally-signed documents on paper.
No. Formal decision of the financial support is subject to signing the TTX funding agreement. In case a TTX partner refuses to sign this agreement, the TTX proposal will be excluded from financial support. Instead, the first proposal, taken from the list of the top ranked proposals initially rejected, will replace the excluded one.
The TTX final report consists of the following:
Publishable TTX abstract results; TTX-related specifications; TTX-related cost report and cost specifications per third party involved in the TTX; Impact indicators’ data. TETRAMAX provides specific templates.
The European Commission (EC) requires measurable and textual data on impact generated by a TTX financially supported with its funding money (societal, economic, and sustainable advancements). The EC is particularly interested in the benefits of its funding in a long-term / sustainable way for SMEs, for strengthening their competitiveness, and for the European market. Therefore, TETRAMAX has to ask all granted TTX for the long-term impact.
Yes. Financial support will not be awarded to individual legal entities that have already received more than €100.000 via open calls (Financial Support to Third Parties = cascading funding) from H2020 I4MS and SAE projects. For clarification, please contact the relevant department in your organisation (e.g. third party funding department).
Yes, they will also receive financial support.
Based on the European Commission’s regulations (EC), third parties receiving financial support from the EC are formally bound to the payments defined within TETRAMAX. It is highly recommended to become aware of the payment regulations during the TTX proposal writing phase.
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TETRAMAX is a Horizon 2020 innovation action within the European Smart Anything Everywhere (SAE) initiative in the domain of customized and low-energy computing for Cyber Physical Systems and the Internet of Things. As a Digital Innovation Hub, TETRAMAX aims to bring added value to European industry, helping to gain competitive advantage through faster digitization. The project partially builds on experiences with the TETRACOM project during 2013-2016. TETRAMAX was launched in Sep 2017 and runs until Aug 2021.