TETRAMAX 3rd 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
Call identifier
Call title
3rd open call for Value Chain Oriented and Interdisciplinary Technology Transfer Experiments (TTX)
TTX activity

The academic partner (A) acts as a technology provider and intends to transfer a novel CLEC technology to a manufacturing company (B) as a technology receiver (preferably SME, or other for-profit company (mid-cap, large industry), 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 (preferably SME, or other for-profit company (mid-cap, large industry) (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 partnership

Three partners from at least two different EU member states or H2020 associated countries have to form the TTX partnership. This TTX activity brings together:

  • One academic partner (A) providing a particular novel CLEC hardware or software technology from research (university/polytechnics or research organisation);

  • One “Original Equipment Manufacturer” (OEM) partner (B) testing and deploying the technology in its dedicated, possibly even non‐tech products with its end customers (preferably SME, or other for-profit company —mid-cap, large industry—);

  • Another partner (C) aiming at productizing this technology as a “platform” in the long‐term for a wider market (preferably SME, or other for-profit company —mid-cap, large industry—);

  • In case an interdisciplinary collaboration is required for a successful TTX, up to three further auxiliary partners (from academia or industry) may be included in the TTX partnership.

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. Please look at the Guide for Applicants to find a high variety of domains for TTX.

Expected TTX duration
between 10 and 12 months
Maximum financial support per TTX
The average of the requested TTX financial support of around €75,000 is preferred. Nevertheless, the TTX financial support can be between €50,000 and €100,000 maximum (for all third parties involved in the TTX). Maximum possible financial support per TTX partner over all TETRAMAX granted TTX: €60,000.
Submission language
Tentative call timeline

Proposal submission deadline: 30 November 2019, 23:59 CET
Evaluation completed: end of January 2020
TTX funding agreement completed: February 2020
Potential start of the TTX: March 2020 (or later)


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 Dec 2021.