TETRAMAX 1st open call for Value Chain Oriented and Interdisciplinary Technology Transfer Experiments (TTX)

For all details on the open call, its requirements and the entire procedure please carefully read the call announcement, the Guide for Applicants including the TTX proposal template and the TTX funding agreement. In addition, you will find some helpful information at the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Call at a glance
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Call title
1st open call for Value Chain Oriented and Interdisciplinary Technology Transfer Experiments (TTX)
TTX activity

For instance, a university (A) acts as a technology provider and intends to transfer a novel CLEC technology to a manufacturing company (B) as a technology receiver, together with training, services, and documentation, etc. as necessary. The technology receiver intends to experimentally use the new technology in order to enable improved products, processes, or services, thus acting as an OEM and early technology adopter. In case, the developed technology could be generalized and applied to other industries as well, another specialized partner (C) could engage as a "catalyst" (not competing with the technology receiver) to extend the value chain by productizing and maintaining the technology, e.g. in the form of customizable software tools, hardware IP and/or professional services, so as to serve a much broader market. In case of a successful TTX, the "catalyst" would finally license a robust product back to the technology provider and a receiver and will also offer the technology and services as a platform to various other customers. Auxiliary partners may optionally assist in the transfer and the productization process.

It is assumed that the start TRL will typically be 3 (experimental proof of concept) or 4 (technology validated in lab), while the target TRL will be 8 (system complete and qualified) on average.

TTX consortium

Three or more partners (in case a multidisciplinary collaboration is needed) from at least two different EU member states or associated countries; partners must be legal entities, such as universities, research organisations, SMEs and midcaps, or other companies. This TTX activity brings together:

  • One partner (A) providing a particular novel CLEC hardware or software technology from research; up to three further auxiliary partners (from academia or industry) may be included in the consortium in case an interdisciplinary cooperation is required for a successful TTX.

  • One "Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner" (B) testing and deploying the technology in its dedicated, possibly even non‐tech, products with its end customers.

  • Another partner (C) aiming at productizing this technology as a "platform" in the long‐term for a wider market.

TTX competence fields

TETRAMAX aims at fast‐track innovation in various ICT based application domains with European leadership and strategic importance, such as: automotive electronics, cloud computing, communication technologies, cybersecurity, HW/SW codesign, low-energy computing, and medical and health applications, etc. A high variety of domains for TTX please look at the Guide for Applicants (page 12).

Expected TTX duration
Between 12 and 18 months.
Maximum financial support per TTX
Financial support per TTX is between €50,000 and €100,000 maximum (for 3+ partner organizations). On average, a funding per TTX of €70,000 is anticipated. Financial support will not be awarded to individual legal entities that have already received more than €100.000 via open calls (FSTP) in the H2020 ICT programme.
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Tentative call timeline
Check the Guide for Applicants for the latest information.


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 23 partners, covering almost all EU countries.

TETRAMAX was launched in Sep 2017 and will run for four years.