Call identifier: H2020-ECSEL-2018-1-IA-TWO-STAGE Publication date: 21 February 2018
Call summary and aims
An ECSEL Innovation Action (IA) primarily consists of activities aiming at pilot lines, test beds, demonstrators, innovation pilots and zones of full-scale testing. These activities produce plans and arrangements or designs for new, altered or improved products, processes, methods and tools or services. For this purpose they may include prototyping, testing, demonstrating, piloting, large-scale product validation and market replication.
A ‘technology or method introduction’ aims at the development, testing, and implementation of new technologies, tools or methods, which are a critical element of innovative products, which will be created in subsequent projects.
A 'demonstration or pilot' aims to validate the technical and economic viability of a new or improved technology, product, process, service or solution in an operational (or nearly operational) environment, whether industrial or otherwise, involving, where appropriate, a larger scale prototype or demonstrator.
A 'market replication' aims to support the first application/deployment in the market of an innovation that has already been demonstrated but not yet applied/deployed in the market due to market failures/barriers to uptake. 'Market replication' does not cover multiple applications in the market of an innovation that has already been applied successfully once in the market. 'First' means new at least to Europe or new at least to the application sector in question. Often such projects involve a validation of technical and economic performance at system level in real life operating conditions provided by the market.
The activities have their centre of gravity at the TRL 5-8. The TRL definition is presented in the ECSEL Work Plan 2018
An IA proposal in ECSEL JU is characterized by:
- Execution by an industrial consortium that may consist of large and SM enterprises but also including universities, institutes, public organizations;
- Using innovative technology;
- Developing and demonstrating innovative solutions in relation with the ECSEL Strategic Thrusts as outlined in the ECSEL MASP;
- Establishment of a new and realistic innovation environment connected with an industrial environment, such as:
- a pilot line facility capable of manufacturing
- a zone of full-scale testing;
- development of new processes or tools and their introduction in several domains;
- the development of frameworks or platforms together with the usage of these frameworks
or platforms in innovative products
- Having a deployment plan leading to short to mid term economic value creation in Europe.
- In order to maximize effective implementation of the ECSEL top-level objectives, the list of IA proposals to be retained for public funding should constitute a balanced portfolio of projects applying innovative technologies (as defined in the MASP in the essential technology section) and applying them in different domains as defined in the MASP. The domains represent the demand side of technologies, and the development of new technologies represents the supply side of technologies.
NOT ALL FOCUS AREAS/ TOPICS/ MAJOR CHALLENGES presented in the ECSEL MASP 2018 are OPEN in this call. The FOCUS AREAS/ TOPICS/ MAJOR CHALLENGES OPEN in this Call are indicated in the Annex 5 of the ECSEL Work Plan 2018.
25 April 2018 14:23
The ECSEL JU Work Plan 2018 has been updated as follows:
- Update the national eligibility criteria for Italy (documents to be submitted to MIUR by the same deadline as the Full Project Proposal (FPP) phase of the ECSEL call instead Project Outline (PO) Phase) (pages 89 & 91)
- Update the financial commitment of Austria and national eligibility criteria/conditions (pages 26, 27 and 59)
- Correction clerical error (typo) – budget (page 50)
24 April 2018 18:00
ATTENTION TO: Coordinators of proposals with applicants from countries with no specific placeholder for Part C in the submission system
In case of consortia with applicants from only ONE of the countries for which no specific placeholder was assigned in the submission system the coordinator is advised to use the unassigned/general placeholder named "Part C".
In case of consortia with applicants from MORE than ONE such country (2 or 3 - for example participants from Spain, and Germany and Switzerland) the coordinator is advised to first put together in one file the Part(s) C of the applicants from each country (e.g. 1 file for Spain, 1 file for Germany and 1 file for Switzerland) and afterwards to create 1 zip file with all these (2 or 3) files and upload the password protected zip file in the unassigned/general placeholder named "Part C". The password is provided by the ECSEL Office upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org
05 April 2018 16:30
NEW: IMPORTANT INFORMATION for the German Applicants (Form C)
This year German Applicants are requested to provide a Form C - a national cost table together with the other documents of the project outline. The template (National Grant Table FORM C Germany) is available as a xls file at: https://www.elektronikforschung.de/foerderung/europaeische-foerderung/ecsel. It must be filled in and uploaded as a password-protected zip file in the submission system in the partipant portal using the unassigned/general placeholder Form C. The password is provided by the ECSEL Office upon request at email@example.com
03 April 2018 17:34
The ECSEL JU Work Plan 2018 has been updated as follows:
- update national eligibility criteria and/or commitment from FR, DE, IL, LT, ES (pages 73, 77, 85, 94, 110)
- introduction of Switzerland as new ECSEL Participating State (pages 25 and 122)
- Call 2018-3 CSA Industry 4.E and Call 2018-4 CSA MOBILITY.E timing of publication of the calls/deadlines (pages 47 - 49)
- Update commitment table - page 26
27 March 2018 12:02
On 23 March 2018 the Participant Portal was upgraded to allow login from mobile devices: smartphones, tablets. This requires an additional security element (e.g. a code that will be send by SMS to the applicant’s smartphone). Applicants can chose between the old (password only) or new (two security elements) mobile login options. Both are not possible at the same time, but one can switch between the two options at any time and as many times as wished.
Caution is advised for the coordinators, who chose the new mobile login option due to the additional security element, which can affect the proposal submission. If for example a code sent by SMS is needed and 5 min before the submission closes the coordinator’s smartphone has no network coverage (roaming issues) or runs out of battery he/she cannot login and therefore may not be able to submit the proposal.
26 February 2018 13:32
The ECSEL JU Work Plan 2018 has been updated as follows: financial commitments table (increased IT commitment ) (page 26) and updated information in the chapter 9 Country specific eligibility rules for DE (page 76), IT (page 86), UK (page 123)
- 23 February 2018 16:23 The submission session is now available for: ECSEL-2018-1-IA(ECSEL-IA)
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