During the TETRAMAX project run time (Sep 2017 – Aug 2021), there will be different open calls offering you the opportunity to contribute to the TETRAMAX technology transfer experiments (TTX) with significant funding opportunities.
One academic (or SME) partner (publicly funded, university or research institution) based in an EU country or associated country transfers a particular novel HW or SW technology in the domain of Customized Low- Energy Computing (CLEC) for cyber-physical systems (CPS) and the Internet of Things (IoT) to a receiving industry partner (privately funded, preferably an SME or mid-cap) from a different EU country. The receiving partner adopts and deploys this technology to enable improved products or processes (e.g. by gains concerning product cost, performance, or power consumption). Thereby, the technology receiver will achieve innovation and measureable impact, e.g. in terms of increased revenue or newly created jobs.
Mid-term (12-18 months) application experiments will be implemented between three or more partners (in case a multidisciplinary collaboration is needed) from at least two different EU countries.
This TTX type brings together at least one partner providing a particular novel CLEC HW or SW technology from research, another partner productizing this technology as a “platform” for a long-term wider market, and finally an “OEM partner” testing and deploying the technology in its dedicated, possibly even non-tech, products with its end customers. For instance, a university acts as a technology provider, and a manufacturing SME as a technology receiver. In case, the developed technology could be generalized and applied to other industries as well, another specialized partner could engage as a “catalyst” to extend the value chain by productizing and maintaining the technology, e.g. in the form of customizable software tools and/or professional services, so as to serve a much broader market.
Entrepreneurial TTX are experiments aimed at mobilizing, challenging, and training small teams of potential entrepreneurs in the CLEC space, thereby having a long-term perspective. They build on experiences with the well-proven Eurolab-4-HPC “Business Prototyping Projects”.
The focus is on a critical and systematic evaluation of the (at least) EU-wide market-readiness of disruptive new CLEC technologies as a preparation step towards actual company foundation and acquisition of investments in the longer term.
|Call 1||Call 2||Call 3||Call 4|
|Bilateral TTX||November 2017||October 2018||September 2019||April 2020|
|Value chain oriented interdisciplinary TTX calls||February 2018||December 2018||October 2019||April 2020|
|Entrepreneurial TTX||August 2018||August 2019||August 2020||n/a|
Financial support will be provided to legal entities only. The TTX consortium must consist of two partner organisations: One non-profit academic partner (publicly funded (polytechnic) university or academic/applied research institution) and one for-profit industry partner (privately funded, preferably SMEs and mid-caps). In justified cases, both partners can be SMEs, which means that one SME can be the technology provider and the other SME can be the technology receiver.
No. TETRAMAX consortium 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) directly linked to TETRAMAX consortium partners and interested in the implementation of a TTX may contact their local principle investigator within the TETRAMAX consortium (e.g. Jari Nurmi in case of all entities belonging to Tampere University of Technology).
No. Partners involved in an experiment have to be located in an EU member state or in an 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. A TTX funding agreement between TETRAMAX and the TTX consortium partners will be signed. A template of this agreement is provided here. Please 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. If selected for financial support, only the TTX contents may be negotiable.
Regulations of specific Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) within the TTX are in the TTX consortium partners’ sole responsibility. The partners intending to collaborate within the TTX are obliged to close a TTX-related bilateral 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 3 months after the TTX start.
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.
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TETRAMAX is a new Horizon 2020 innovation action and will provide an implementation of 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. The total budget of the TETRAMAX project is 7M€ and is coordinated by RWTH Aachen University, with 22 partners, covering almost all EU countries.
TETRAMAX was launched in Sep 2017 and will run for four years.