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Project full name: Computational Cloud Services and Workflows for Agile Engineering
Project acronym: CloudFlow
Call identifier: CloudFlow-1
Project grant agreement number: 609100
Instrument type: Large-scale integrating project
Call opening: 30 June 2014
Deadline: 30 September 2014 (17:00 Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation in project: 1. January 2015 to 31. December 2015
Total EC funding available for new partners: € 770,000
Number of new partners to be selected: 1-4 partners for each of the 7 new experiments
Expected maximum funding per experiment: 110.000 € for new beneficiaries
Language in which proposals should be submitted: English
Web address for further information: www.eu-cloudflow.eu/open-calls/first-call
Web address for submissions: www.eu-cloudflow.eu/open-calls/submission-tool
Email address for further information: info@eu-cloudflow.eu

This Open Call for proposals seeks to increase the number of partners and Application Experiments currently being carried out within the CloudFlow project. Application Experiments shall be rooted in computational technology for manufacturing and engineering industries, preferably SMEs, giving them affordable access to Cloud technology. Application Experiments are expected to extend the CloudFlow infrastructure and to address workflows along the value chain in and across companies. Priority will be given to innovative product development and products, such as mechatronic systems and cyber-physical systems, including, e.g., multi-domain simulation (mechanics, electronics, software, fluid dynamics, acoustics, etc.).

EXPECTATIONS FOR NEW EXPERIMENTS

Application Experiments shall demonstrate as many as possible of the following characteristics:

  • being driven by an end-user need
  • addressing a real use case
  • demonstrating high potential to benefit from Cloud technology
  • being compatible with the existing CloudFlow infrastructure
  • being innovative
  • being complementary to the existing experiments, see: www.eu-cloudflow.eu/experiments

A full description of the 1st CloudFlow Open Call can be downloaded from: www.eu-cloudflow.eu/open-calls/first-call

CONSORTIA

An application experiment consortium should typically have 1-4 partners out of the following range:

  • End user (mandatory as 'driving' partner)
  • Independent software vendor
  • HPC provider
  • Research institution

Their work will be complemented by existing partners from the CloudFlow Competence Center to safeguard a smooth integration with the CloudFlow infrastructure.

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION

Proposals are to be submitted using the proposal submission tool at: www.eu-cloudflow.eu/open-calls/submission-tool
There you also find detailed instructions for proposal submission, information about the evaluation criteria to be applied, FAQs, and the template of the CloudFlow evaluation form.

Closed Competitive calls

Project full name: Cloud based Simulation platform for Manufacturing and Engineering
Project acronym: CloudSME
Project grant agreement number: FP7-608886
Instrument type: IP
Call opening: 30 April 2014
Deadline: 25 June 2014 (17:00 Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation in project: from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015
Total EC funding available for new partners: € 400,000
Number of new experiments to be selected: around 10
Language in which proposals should be submitted: English
Web address for further information: http://cloudsme.eu/opencall
Web address for proposal submissions: opencall@cloudsme.eu
Email address for further information: G.Z.Terstyanszky@westminster.ac.uk

Simulation software can significantly improve the position of SMEs in the engineering and manufacturing sector by reducing costs and delivering more efficient development, production, procurement, logistics and financial processes. However, the take-up of simulation software by SMEs has until now been low due to high entry barriers that include hardware prices, licensing costs and technical expertise. CloudSME is developing a cloud-based, one-stop-shop simulation software platform solution that significantly lowers these barriers, thus enabling much wider take-up of simulation software technologies by engineering and manufacturing SMEs. Simulation software service providers may use the platform in the form of a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), enabling them to quickly create customised software applications in the cloud for their clients – engineering/ manufacturing SMEs - who see their customised application running as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the cloud. To achieve greater impact of the CloudSME one-stop-shop simulation solution, the project requires the participation of up to ten new beneficiaries established as SMEs in an EU Member State or an FP7 Associated State. These new beneficiaries should be either

  • an engineering and manufacturing SME needing simulation software to improve efficiency of their activities, and who will use simulation software services supported by CloudSME (See Annex III of the Open Call), or
  • a consortium incorporating at least one simulation software provider SME and one or more engineering/manufacturing SMEs who will use the provider's simulation software.

Simulation software providers as new CloudSME beneficiaries should:

  • adapt their simulation software to the CloudSME one-stop-shop service platform and deploy it,
  • help SMEs to create simulation software applications on the CloudSME platform using their simulation software.

Engineering or manufacturing SMEs as new CloudSME beneficiaries should:

  • define requirements of business activities to be supported by simulation on the CloudSME platform
  • contribute to the creation of simulation software-based applications supporting their business activities on the CloudSME platform, jointly with the simulation software and technology providers within CloudSME
  • use the simulation software application in their business activities and provide feedback on the improvements achieved.

Project full name: INTElligent FIXtures for the manufacturing of low rigidity components
Project acronym: INTEFIX
Project grant agreement number: 609306
Instrument type: CP-IP
Call opening: 19 February 2014
Deadline: 2 April 2014 (17:00 Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation in project: from 1 July 2014 to 30 June 2016
Total EC funding available for new partners: € 1,450,000
Number of new experiments to be selected: at least 3
Language in which proposals should be submitted: English
Web address for further information: http://www.intefix.eu
Web address for proposal submissions: http://intefix.cesga.es
Email address for further information: intefix@tekniker.es

This call for additional experiments in the INTEFIX project aims to bring new partners forming mini-consortiums performing complementary experiments to those already defined in the project.

INTEFIX is funded under the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme through the “Challenge 7 ICT for the enterprise and manufacturing� and “Objective 7.2: Equipment assessment for sensor and laser based applications� of the call FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF.

The new experiments to be selected in this open call shall bring together suppliers of innovative high-tech equipment and end users to install and test new solutions for intelligent fixtures, validating the new system in established or dedicated manufacturing lines. The primary aim is to strengthen the ICT equipment supplier base, predominantly SMEs, through a close cooperation with globally acting manufacturers, by improving the manufacturing processes in relation to quality, speed, environmental and resource efficiency.

The proposed solution should include the assessment of sensor/actuator-driven equipment targeting smart production flexibly through an effective monitoring and control of small lot size or single components manufacturing with high added value. The assessment framework shall address improvements related to precision, speed, cost, flexibility and efficiency of machining processes.


The expected impact as listed in the call FP7-2013-NMP-ICT-FOF includes:

  • Penetrate new application areas (e.g. high customisation, end-of-life product engineering and manufacturing), close to the market and opening new markets
  • Strengthen supply-side SMEs by enabling them to supply manufacturers with new equipment and components for improved manufacturing operations.

Project full name: Graphene-Based Revolutions in ICT And Beyond Project acronym: GRAPHENE 2
Project grant agreement number: 604391
Instrument type: CP-CSA
Call opening: 25 November 2013
Deadline: 5 February 2014 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation in project: 1st October 2014 to 31 March 2016
Total EC funding available for new partners: € 8,746,000
Language in which proposals should be submitted: English
Web address for further information: http://www.graphenecall.esf.org/
Email address for submissions: graphene-call@esf.org (subject: “FI-CONTENT 2: Open Call for additional beneficiaries�)
Email address for further information: open-call@mediafi.org

The ramp-up phase of the GRAPHENE Flagship project (1st October 2013 - 31 March 2016) is currently funded by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013), as part of the FET Flagship Programme. The GRAPHENE Flagship Project consortium will be extended with new partners demonstrating complementarities to carry out specific research tasks within the project. The new beneficiaries will be selected from proposals submitted in response to this Competitive Call and having comprehensive expertise in the following research topics:

  1. Standardization
  2. Chemical sensor, biosensors and bio-interfaces
  3. Membrane technologies: from nanofluidics to nanoresonators
  4. Catalysts for energy applications
  5. Functionalized materials for composites and energy applications
  6. Functional coatings and interfaces in high-performance, low-weight technological applications
  7. Integration of with semiconductor devices: a scalable back-end approach
  8. New layered materials and heterostructures
  9. Passive components for RF-applications
  10. Integration with Si photonics
  11. Prototypes based on graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems
  12. Open topic, dedicated to bottom-up blue sky research
  13. Updating the Science and Technology roadmap for graphene, related two-dimensional crystals, and hybrid systems

Project acronym: FI-CONTENT 2
Project grant agreement number: 603662
Project full name: Future media Internet for large scale CONTENT

The FI-CONTENT 2 project, currently active in the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research and technological development, announces its Open Call for new beneficiaries. FI-CONTENT 2 is part of the Future Internet PPP (FI-PPP) program, a joint action by European Industry and the European Commission.

The FI-CONTENT 2 project aims at establishing the foundation of a European infrastructure for promoting and testing novel uses of audio-visual content on connected devices. The partners will develop and deploy advanced platforms for Social Connected TV, Mobile Smart City services, and Pervasive Games. To assess the approach and improve these platforms, user communities in 6 European locations will be activated for living lab and field trials.

The objective of the open call is to recruit around five to ten new content usage driven partners to complement the three platforms that the FI-CONTENT 2 project is building, by creating new applications or providing missing technologies to extend the platforms' capabilities. It is expected that the new partners will contribute to one or more of the following topics:

Social Connected TV Platform

  • Device Discovery,
  • Cross-Device Communication,
  • Interactive Content and Services,
  • Service and Platform APIs,
  • Search and Discovery;

Smart City Services Platform:

  • Real-time Translation of text and audio of any Smart City Guide Content,
  • Word Spotting / Summarization of Smart City Guide Content,
  • Service Continuity / Complementarities Between Devices,
  • Rich-Media Ad-Insertion,
  • Platform Enrichment (Data and Content);

Pervasive Gaming Platform

  • Augmented Reality Tracking,
  • Reality Mixer,
  • Games with Things,
  • Content Creation and Integration,
  • Game Social Platform.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) will be managed according to the corresponding Grant Agreement, Consortium Agreement and Collaboration Agreement, which the new partners shall adhere to.

Full information on this call is available on http://mediafi.org/open-call/

Call open: The call opens on 30th September 2013
Deadline: The call closes on 8th January 2014 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation in project: beginning of April 2014 to end of March 2015 (12 months)
Total EC funding available for new partners: up to 1.35 Million Euro
Number of new partners to be selected: around 5 to 10
Call identifier: FI-CONTENT 2: Open Call for additional beneficiaries
Language in which proposals should be submitted: English
Web address for further information: http://mediafi.org/open-call/
Email address for submissions: cnect-ict@ec.europa.eu (subject: “FI-CONTENT 2: Open Call for additional beneficiaries�)
Email address for further information: open-call@mediafi.org

Identifier: XIFI-1
Call title: Expansion of the infrastructure capacity of the FI-PPP
Project full name: XIFI: eXperimental Infrastructures for the Future Internet
Acronym: XIFI
Grant agreement number: 604590
Deadline: 27th November 2013, at 17:00 Brussels local time
Expected duration of participation: April 2014 to March 2015
Maximum budget available for new beneficiaries: 2,170,000 €
Maximum funding request per proposal: 200,000 €
Language in which the proposal must be submitted: English

Proposal submission: via email to cnect-ict@ec.europa.eu
Internet address and full open call information www.fi-xifi.eu/open-call/
E-mail: contact@fi-xifi.eu

The Future Internet Public Private Partnership (FI-PPP) initiative aims to accelerate the development and adoption of Future Internet technologies in Europe by delivering a common platform supporting large-scale trials running in different business domains and leveraging on a wide range of Future Internet (FI) infrastructures. In this context, the XIFI project focuses on the infrastructure element, by paving the way for a sustainable federation of FI infrastructures offering FI-PPP services.

The objective of this Competitive Call is to enlarge the infrastructure capacity of the FI-PPP by additional infrastructure nodes. It is expected that at least ten proposals for additional experimentation facilities will be selected under this call.

Detailed information about the open call and its aspects can be retrieved online, including:

  • Call announcement
  • General Information and Requirements
  • Description of technical work and tasks expected
  • Guide for applicants
  • Frequently asked questions

Project full name: FINESCE Future Internet Smart Utility Services
Acronym: FINESCE
Grant agreement number: 604677
Web address for call information and submission:
http://www.finesce.eu/open-call
Call opening: 16 September 2013
Deadline: 13 November 2013 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation in project: March 2014 to February 2015
Total EC funding available: € 1,288,600
Language in which proposal should be submitted: English
Email address for further information: : Dr. Fiona Williams contact@finesce.eu

The FINESCE project, currently active as a project in the Future Internet PPP of the Seventh European Framework programme for research, technological development and demonstration activities, contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2013), requires the participation of new partners to carry out certain tasks within the project.

Area 1 –To support the consortium by undertaking investigations of the proposers own creative ideas for dissemination and promotion of energy related services and applications, related to FI-WARE functionality and the FINESCE trial topics.

Area 2 – To support the consortium by expanding the scope of our trials, or developing a visualisation of energy consumption, developing an Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) system or developing a management system for the energy distribution networks.

Anticipated budget for tasks, with the total budget of 1.288.600 Euro, under:
Area 1: 250.000 Euro
Area 2: 1.038.600 Euro

EC funding per individual task:
Area 1: Minimum 50.000 Euro promoting energy related services based on FI-Ware functionality.
Area 2: Maximum 350.000 Euro for part-funded contracts as project beneficiaries

Project full name: The Human Brain Project
Acronym: HBP
Grant agreement number: 604102

The Human Brain Project (HBP) is a ten-year, large-scale European research initiative whose goal is to understand the human brain and its diseases and ultimately to emulate its computational capabilities. The ramp-up phase of the project (October 2013 to March 2016) is currently funded (54 M€) by the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007-2013), as part of the FET Flagship Programme.

The HBP has reserved a portion of its ramp-up phase funding for specific research tasks to be carried out by new beneficiaries who will join the consortium in 2014. These new beneficiaries will be selected from proposals submitted in response to this Competitive Call. The Competitive Call covers the following topics of the HBP work plan:

  1. Human and mouse neural channelomics and receptonics.
  2. Genotype to phenotype mapping of the mouse brain.
  3. Identifying, gathering and organizing multimodal human and nonhuman neuroscience data.
  4. Cognitive architectures.
  5. Novel methods for rule-based clustering of medical data.
  6. Neural configurations for neuromorphic computing systems.
  7. Virtual robotic environments, agents, sensory and motor systems.
  8. Theory of multi-scale circuits

Identifier: GN3PLUS: Open Call for additional beneficiaries
Project full name: Multi-Gigabit European Research and Education Network and Associated Services
Acronym: GN3plus
Grant agreement number: 605243
Deadline:The call closes on 29 May 2013 at 17h00 Brussels time
Expected duration of participation: October 2013 to the end of March 2015
Total EC funding available: is up to 3 300 000 €
Language in which proposal should be submitted: English
Further information: http://www.geant.net/opencalls
Submission: opencalls@geant.net (Subject: “GN3PLUS: Open Call for additional beneficiaries [Topic Number]�)

Objectives of the Call: The GN3plus project seeks INNOVATIVEUSE CASES TO RUN ON EXISTING GÉANT PRODUCTION AND EXPERIMENTAL NETWORK FACILITIES,beneficiaries to carry out SELF CONTAINED RTD WORK PACKAGES to support on-going GN3plus Research and Technology Development (RTD) activities and beneficiariesto carry outRTD todeliver INNOVATION IN A MULTI-DOMAIN RESEARCH AND EDUCATION NETWORKING ENVIRONMENT.

The GN3plus project implementing the GÉANT network, currently active in the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research and technological development, announces its first Open Call for additional beneficiaries to carry out certain tasks within the project. The GÉANT network advances all aspects of European research and education networking; it encompasses the fast and reliable GÉANT network and a portfolio of advanced connectivity, network support and access services for European research and education network projects, institutions and end users.

The GN3plus Open Call is structured around three themes:

Theme 1: Seeks RTD users/use cases/projects to make use of existing GÉANT production and experimental network facilities. Projects will showcase, and preferably further the development of, newly emerging network technologies and services using the infrastructure that the GN3plus project has to offer. Successful proposals will clearly demonstrate innovation in the area of data communications and telecommunications networking even if they address relatively niche applications. The overall aim is to enable innovative advanced use and experimentation on GÉANT facilities and to incorporate new users, use cases and projects within the GN3plus project.

Theme 2: Seeks beneficiaries to carry out self-contained utility packages of work that can be used by the ongoing RTD work programmes in GN3plus. Covering a range of topics from optical to end-to-end services. The overall aim of this work is to enable new beneficiaries to innovate and collaborate within the GN3plus consortium.

Theme 3: Seeks beneficiaries to carry out RTD to deliver Innovation in a Multi-Domain Research and Education Networking Environment�. The overall aim of this work is to enable GÉANT to provide world class connectivity and services to the knowledge community and to push the state of the art through innovation.

Please note that activities to be carried out by the new beneficiaries will be partly funded rather than fully funded, in alignment with the funding schema defined for research activities by the European Commission (up to 75% of direct costs). New beneficiaries may join the project either as Partners or as Third Parties to existing GN3plus consortium members in respect to FP7 rules. IPRs will be managed according to the corresponding Consortium Agreement, which the new beneficiaries shall adhere to.

Full information on the detailed call text and how to submit proposals http://www.geant.net/opencalls.

Identifier: BUTLER open call
Project full name: uBiquitous, secUre inTernet-of-things with Location and contExt-awaRenes
Acronym: BUTLER
Grant agreement number: 287901
Deadline:April 13th at 17:00 Brussels time
Expected duration of participation: June 2013 to September 2014
Total EC funding for new partners: is up to 120 000 €
Language in which proposal should be submitted: English
Further information: contact@iot-butler.eu

The BUTLER project currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2013) requires the participation of a new partner to carry out certain tasks within the project. Please note that the Seventh Framework programme offers part-funding not full-funding of research activities.

We have a vacancy in our consortium for a partner established in an EU Member State or FP7 Associated State, and having comprehensive expertise in the integration of Internet of Things technologies and conduct of end user trials.

The tasks involve the participation to the set up of a cross domain (horizontal) field trial based on the prototype of the BUTLER platform. The new partner will have to:

  • Implement a cross domain “Smart Lifeâ€� field trial. The domains we are looking for include: health, home/office, transportation and shopping
  • Provide access to end users and have the ability and experience of conducting end user trials
  • Participate to the technology integration and software industrialization of BUTLER’s platform into a consistent and reliable field trial

One partner will be selected for funding in this competitive call, which will be preferably a SME or an organisation demonstrating plans for sustainable exploitation of BUTLER project achievements.

Identifier: FI-WARE: Open Call 3 for additional beneficiaries
Project: FI-WARE: Future Internet Core Platform
Acronym: FI-WARE
Grant agreement number: 285248
Publication date: 21 December 2012
Deadline:27 February 2013 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: beginning of May 2013 to end of April 2014 (12 months)
Total EC funding available: up to € 4 200 000
Language of proposal: English
Submission: cnect-ict@ec.europa.eu (subject: “FI-WARE: Open Call 3 for additional beneficiaries�)
Further information: http://www.fi-ware.eu/open-call/, fiware-opencall-help@lists.fi-ware.eu

FI-WARE will deliver a novel service infrastructure, building upon elements (called Generic Enablers – GEs) which offer reusable and commonly shared functions making it easier to develop Future Internet Applications in multiple sectors. This infrastructure will bring significant and quantifiable improvements in the performance, reliability and production costs linked to Internet Applications – building a true foundation for the Future Internet.

FI-WARE is the cornerstone of the Future Internet PPP (FI-PPP) program, a joint action by European Industry and the European Commission.

The FI-WARE project has reserved a portion of the project budget to fund specific tasks to be carried out by new beneficiaries that will join the consortium after start of the project. These later-joining beneficiaries are selected by means of a series of competitive Open Calls. The First and Second FI-WARE Open Calls were devoted to cover development of Generic Enablers fulfilling needs identified by Use Case projects funded in phase 1 of the FI-PPP program.

The Third FI-WARE Open Call now launched will be devoted to the following goals:

  • Take up of FI-WARE results by Internet application developers and entrepreneurs
  • Creation and support of a dynamic innovation ecosystem around FI-WARE results
  • Achieve maximum market visibility for the technologies and services developed by FI-WARE

It is expected that participants to this call will propose a concrete and specific plan that enables to achieve these goals during the given time-frame. Selected beneficiaries will be invited to refine and implement the final plan together with the FI-WARE Coordinator and in collaboration with the rest of the FI-WARE partners.

A maximum budget of 4,2 M€ will be assigned to selected beneficiaries for this purpose, to be executed from beginning of May 2013 until end of April 2014 (12 months). Even if the duration of this activity is limited to the mentioned period, proposals that show a commitment towards phase 3 of the Future Internet PPP will be favoured.

The proposed plan shall include but does not need to be limited to the following activities:

  • Develop an approach to effectively and efficiently reach the target audience of Internet application developers and web entrepreneurs so that they engage not only in learning, providing feedback about, and experimenting with FI-WARE technologies but ultimately also deliver innovative FI-WARE based Internet applications to their markets. As part of this approach, the plan shall include:
    • Definition and implementation of outreach and promotional campaigns, notably towards Internet application developers and entrepreneurs.
    • Organisation of the necessary physical workshops and gatherings, at least one being linked to and visible within a large-scale event in Europe, as well as online events/tools such as webinars.
    • Organisation of at least one Software Development Contest, with proper incentives, targeted to reward the most innovative applications based on FI-WARE to be demonstrated on the FI-WARE Open Innovation Lab.
  • Develop an approach to effectively and efficiently reach relevant stakeholders and partners who may contribute to further enhance the scope of the FI-WARE Open Innovation Lab, by means of bringing resources and infrastructures that will enable to create a richer experimental and trial environment involving end users that helps to attract the attention of developers, entrepreneurs, researchers.
  • Develop an online platform, scalable enough to grow up to hundreds of thousands of users enabling networking activities across all the stakeholders of the innovative ecosystem to be incubated around FI-WARE (for instance: web entrepreneurs, investors, mentors, serial entrepreneurs, accelerators, crowd-funding platform providers, large corporations, media, research). The platform should allow advanced functionalities to support the communities' needs.
  • Contribute to dynamise the presence of FI-WARE in most relevant social web communities such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or more specialised communities, particularly those of European impact.

This FI-WARE Open Call addresses players who can demonstrate experience and credentials in the definition and implementation of similar plans. In particular, proposers who can prove their ability to mobilize thousands of users and can contribute a working online platform able to support the creation of an innovation ecosystem around FI-WARE involving different stakeholders will be favoured.

Full information is available on http://www.fi-ware.eu/open-call/

Project: Overcoming clinical relapse in multiple myeloma by understanding and targeting the molecular causes of drug resistance
Acronym: OVER-MyR
Grant agreement number: 278706
Publication date: 20 July 2012
Deadline: 30th September 2012
Expected duration of participation in project: 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2014
Total EC funding available: € 144 593
Project coordinator: Prof Karin Vanderkerken, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Belgium
Further information: www.over-myr.eu, karin.vanderkerken@vub.ac.be

We are looking for a new SME partner in order to achieve the following objectives:

  • The identification of small molecule therapeutics targeting Multiple Myeloma resistance mechanisms
  • The identification of clinical development candidate

We need a company that will screen the cell lines we develop against compound libraries. Ideally, the applicant company will be able to take the lead compound(s) discovered further along the clinical development path.

Multiple Myeloma (MM) is a currently incurable rare malignant plasma cell disease, which invariably relapses despite therapy. The objective of OVER-MYR is to understand the causes of drug resistance and relapse, develop novel strategies to overcome these, provide proof of principal for phase I/II trial, and thus impact on MM-patient’s survival. Currently-used drugs target both MM cells (MMC) and cells of the bone marrow (BM) microenvironment or ‘niche’ that are critical for supporting MMC survival, proliferation and growth. Since patients repeatedly relapse after such treatments, the following mechanisms of relapse are considered and need to be investigated:

  1. drugs have spared specific subclones or subpopulations of MMC
  2. drugs induce alterations in cells of the ‘niche’ that promote drug-resistance.

Identifier: FI-WARE: Open Call 1 for additional beneficiaries
Project: FI-WARE: Future Internet Core Platform
Acronym: FI-WARE
Grant agreement number: 285248
Publication date: 31 January 2012
Deadline:25 April 2012 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: July 2012 to April 2014
Total EC funding available: up to € 2 000 000
Language of proposal: English
Submission: ict@ec.europa.eu (subject: “FI-WARE: Open Call 1 for additional beneficiaries�)
Further information: http://www.fi-ware.eu/open-call/, fiware-opencall-help@lists.fi-ware.eu

The FI-WARE project, currently active in the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research and technological development, announces its First Open Call for new project partners.

FI-WARE will deliver a novel service infrastructure, building upon elements (called Generic Enablers – GEs) which offer reusable and commonly shared functions making it easier to develop Future Internet Applications in multiple sectors. This infrastructure will bring significant and quantifiable improvements in the performance, reliability and production costs linked to Internet Applications – building a true foundation for the Future Internet.

FI-WARE is the cornerstone of the Future Internet PPP (FI-PPP) program, a joint action by European Industry and the European Commission.

The FI-WARE project will develop open specifications of FI-WARE GEs, together with a reference implementation of each GE for testing. Some of these open specifications will be submitted for standardization. FI-WARE aims to draw upon results already achieved through earlier research projects. It will further develop them and integrate them.

FI-WARE’s First Open Call will allow the incorporation of new partners that can contribute or develop the following GEs for their integration as part of FI-WARE. They also need to provide support to FI-PPP use case projects validating conceptual prototypes developed on top of FI-WARE.

  • Middleware for efficient and QoS/Security-aware invocation of services and exchange of messages.
  • Business Models and Business Elements (BM & BE) Definition and Simulation.

IPRs will be managed according to the corresponding Grant Agreement, Consortium Agreement and Collaboration Agreement, which the new partners shall adhere to. In particular, specifications of GEs must be publicly available on the FI-WARE’s website/wiki and be royalty-free. Contributed implementations of these GEs should be licensed free of charge to projects funded under the FI-PPP program and commercialized under FRAND conditions.

Submitters to this Open Call should be legal entities that are established in an EU Member State, or FP7 Associated State.

Please note that activities to be carried out by the new partners will be partly funded, in alignment with the funding schema defined for research activities by the European Commission.

Full information, including details about expected functionality to be covered by the above mentioned GEs, is available on http://www.fi-ware.eu/open-call/

Identifier: BonFIRE-2- New experiments // Cloud provider
Project: Building service testbeds for Future Internet Research and Experimentation
Acronym: BonFIRE
Grant agreement number: 257386
Publication date: 1 February 2012
Deadline: 7 March 2012 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: September 2012 to August 2013 for experiments; September 2012 to November 2013 for Cloud provider
Total EC funding available: Up to € 600 000
Language of proposal: English
Submission: submissions@bonfire-project.eu
Further information: http://www.bonfire-project.eu/, bonfire@bonfire-project.eu

The BonFIRE project seeks to incorporate A SET OF EXPERIMENTS TO RUN TESTS ON ITS MULTI-SITE CLOUD FACILITY and a also a CLOUD PROVIDER TO PARTICIPATE AS ADDITIONAL CLOUD SITE IN THE ‘BonFIRE MULTI-CLOUD ’ (Proof of Concept).

The BonFIRE project is designing, building and operating a multi-site cloud-based FIRE facility to support research across applications, services and systems targeting in particular but not exclusively the research community on Internet of Services.

The BonFIRE vision is to give researchers in these areas access to a distributed cloud facility which supports experimentation of their systems and applications and the evaluation of cross-cutting aspects. We expect that this will enable innovative scenarios from the services-based distributed computing research community to be tested. Additionally, we seek a Cloud Provider to become a BonFIRE site.

The call is structured in 2 topics as follows;

[Topic a)] BonFIRE has defined three different scenarios relevant for experiments targeting this open call where testing can be performed under different conditions:

  1. Extended cloud scenario: It consists of using four BonFIRE computing sites interconnected through today’s public internet.
  2. Cloud with a controlled experimental network scenario. This scenario consists of using nodes connected over a user-controlled emulated virtual internet. This second scenario is supported by the Virtual Wall environment enriched with Cloud capabilities.
  3. Extended cloud with complex network implications scenario. This consists of using two cloud sites interconnected through a controlled network that allows studying the implications of the network behavior on services and clouds, and experiment with new solutions and approaches. This scenario implies a vertical federation with a cloud-to-network interface.

The project will support the researchers to set up and run their experiments on BonFIRE. We will also provide appropriate methods for describing, deploying, managing, executing and measuring experiments in our distributed cloud infrastructure.

Experiments shall propose innovative usage scenarios exploiting the multiple dimensions and scale of the facility. These activities should exhibit a degree of innovation in the use of the facility, including system level experiments, making a comprehensive use of several components of the facility, potential impact on users, etc.

[Topic b)] The project also seeks a Cloud provider to become a BonFIRE federated site and to enable the deployment of experiments.

The profile of the company we are looking to engage with is a private/public cloud infrastructure provider with access to their own platform and the ability to support the creation of a new BonFIRE site on its infrastructure. The new provider will give access to their platform via programmable APIs and web-based interfaces and have enough capacity to host a lab-like project environment.

Identifier: TEFIS – new experiments
Project: TEstbed for Future Internet Services
Acronym: TEFIS
Grant Agreement number: 258142
Instrument type: Integrated project
Thematic priority: Future Internet experimental facility and experimentally-driven research [ICT-2009.1.6]
Deadline: 11 May 2011 17h00 Brussels time
Total EC funding available: € 731 000 (max € 200 000 per experiment)
Project Coordinator: THALES Services SAS
Language of proposal: English
Submission: tefisopencall@cdt.ltu.se
Further information: http://www.tefisproject.eu/opencall.html

The TEFIS project currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2013) requires the participation of a new partner to carry out certain tasks within the project. Please note that the Seventh Framework programme offers part-funding not full-funding of research activities.

Brief summary of task(s) requested:

TEFIS seeks to incorporate new experiments to run tests orchestrated across multiple heterogeneous testbeds.

The experiments shall propose usage scenarios exploiting at least 2 of the 6 facilities provided by TEFIS:

  • PlanetLab – evaluation of network protocols and networked services over Internet
  • PACA Grid – computing resources
  • ETICS – Improving the quality and reliability of distributed systems
  • Botnia Living Lab – end-users involvement in products and services development
  • IMS testbed – validate and test applications over IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem)
  • Kyatera – network performance evaluation

Experiments should support the technical activities of TEFIS by providing feedback about the use of the platform and new functionalities that would be interesting to include in future versions

Experiments should also support the project dissemination activities by providing use case example; guidelines, best practices, etc.

The rules of participation and funding for each partner are the same as for any FP7 project.

We foresee to have typically one, maximum three participant organizations per experiment.

Identifier: BonFIRE-1- New experiments
Project: Building service testbeds for Future Internet Research and Experimentation
Acronym: BonFIRE
Grant agreement number: 257386
Publication date: 27 January 2011
Deadline: 9 March 2011 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: June 2011 to May 2012
Total EC funding available: up to € 750.000 (max € 200.000 per experiment)
Language of proposal: English
Sumission: ict@ec.europa.eu
Further information: http://www.bonfire-project.eu/, bonfire@bonfire-project.eu

The BonFIRE project wants to incorporate a set of experiments to run tests on its multi-site cloud facility.

The BonFIRE project is designing, building and operating a multi-site cloud-based FIRE facility to support research across applications, services and systems targeting in particular but not exclusively the research community on Internet of Services. The BonFIRE vision is to give researchers in these areas access to a distributed cloud facility which supports experimentation of their systems and applications and the evaluation of cross-cutting aspects.

We expect that this will enable innovative scenarios from the services-based distributed computing research community to be tested. To achieve this objective, BonFIRE has mainly worked on two different scenarios relevant for this open call where testing can be performed under different conditions:

  1. Extended cloud scenario: It consists of using the 4 BonFIRE computing sites interconnected through today’s public internet.
  2. Cloud with a controlled experimental network scenario. This consists of using nodes connected over an emulated virtual internet. This second scenario is supported by the enrichment of the Virtual Wall environment with cloud capabilities.

We are mainly looking for Testing Experiments that want to trial on the cloud semi-consolidated software technologies or semi-mature results of services R&D IoS projects. Examples could be (but not restricted to) SMEs with beta technology, research partners with results of IoS call 1 project, academics with innovative technology in computer science, etc. The experiments should exploit the unique features of BonFIRE facility. Experiments shall propose usage scenarios exploiting the multiple dimensions and scale of the facility. These activities should exhibit and justify a degree of innovation in the use of the facility, including system level experiments, making a comprehensive use of several components of the facility, multisite testing, potential impact on users, etc.

Identifier: OPTIMIS New cloud provider
Project: Optimized Infrastructure Services
Acronym: OPTIMIS
Grant agreement number: 257115
Publication date: 13 January 2011
Deadline: 3 March 2011 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: June 2011 to May 2013
Total EC funding available: up to € 250.000
Language of proposal: English
Sumission: ict@ec.europa.eu
Further information: http://www.optimis-project.eu/, optimis-callinfo@ymir.atosorigin.es

The OPTIMIS project started in June 2010 and is currently funded until 30th June 2013. At the current stage we are looking for a Cloud provider partner to participate in two of the project's use-case activities: cloud bursting and cloud brokerage, in order to perform the following tasks:

1. Offer access to products or infrastructure during their participation on the project:

  • Infrastructure providers: Provide access to their platform via programmable APIs and web-based interfaces during project execution. Provision of a dedicated lab-like project environment where the project related development will be carried out, installed and integrated. Provision of operational support for this environment.
  • Platform and Solution providers: Provide access to their solutions during project execution. Use, adaptation and integration of their solutions with the required components of the OPTIMIS toolkit.

2. As the rest of project partners:

  • Direct participation in the technical activities of the project for implementing the use case scenarios. This includes being able to help with solving issues that might rise during the development and implementation time, being able to tweak the systems in place to work with the framework being developed within OPTIMIS etc.
  • Support the rest of technical and business activities in the project, by contribution to general project requirements and use cases and contribution to identification of the Business Potential of the project’s solutions together with identification of project’s potential for its own business.

Identifier: PD-1-2011
Project: ICT project PlanetData
Acronym: PlanetData
Grant agreement number: 257641
Publication date: 1 January 2011
Deadline: 11 February 2011 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: 4 to 12 months, starting earliest in June 2011.
Proposal format: proposals can include one or more organisations eligible for EU funding, and should have an indicative funding between €15,000 and €100,000.
Project Coordinator: THALES Services SAS
Language of proposal: English.
Further information: www.planet-data.eu, alice.carpentier@sti2.at

CALL EXTENSION
For the competitive call of the ICT project PlanetData (see below), please note that the call deadline has now been extended to 16th February 2011, 17h00 Brussels time.

The ICT project PlanetData has vacancies in the consortium for partners having comprehensive research and technological expertise in the area of “Consuming Linked Data�.

Specific topics in the thematic area:

We solicit proposals for research projects with a focus on demonstration of developed technologies in a concrete application context making use of publically available Linked Data sets. Relevant topics include but are not limited to Web-scale data management, searching and querying, reasoning, Linked Sensor Data, quality assessment and data curation, analytics and mining, front-ends and visualisation, as well as business and incentives models for data-driven services and applications. Submissions should demonstrate the applicability of their research results with an application that consumes data from the open Web, ideally of societal value, including, but not limited to the following domains: public sector information and statistical data, bibliographic and media sector information, life sciences, Earth science and environmental data, geospatial data, as well as transportation and urban management.

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Identifier: POLYBRIGHT New Project Partner
Project: POLYBRIGHT
Acronym: POLYBRIGHT
Grant agreement number: 228725
Deadline: 25 January 2011 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: 01 March 2011 to 30 September 2013
Total EC funding available: Research and technology development: € 127 131 / Demonstration: € 324 000
Language of proposal: English
Further information: http://www.polybright.eu/competitive-call.html, alexander.olowinsky@ilt.fraunhofer.de

The POLYBRIGHT project started in October 2009 and is currently funded until 30 September 2013. At the current stage, we are looking for an industrial partner to join the consortium, in order to perform the following tasks:

  • Experiments and feedback on the new welding processes
  • Provision of industry specifications for product design with respect to joint geometry and appearance
  • Characterisation of materials undergone new laser welding process
  • Definition of design and setup of a prototype machine
  • Definition of industry quality assurance specifications
  • Definition and development of quality control system consisting of camera/sensor and closed-loop-control
  • Development and validation of a process-control-system according to defined specifications and requirements
  • Definition of prototype test set-up and performance
  • Welding test according to definitions and specifications with prototype
  • Validation of welding process and process control system
  • Evaluation of welded samples according to definitions and specifications (homologation)

Project: European consortium for systematic stem cell biology
Acronym: EUROSYSTEM
Grant agreement number: 200720
Research area: HEALTH-2007-2.1.2-3 Fundamental approaches to stem cell differentiation
Start Date: 01 March 2008
End Date: 29 February 2012
Contract Type: Large-scale integrating project
Project Status: Execution
Project Cost: € 15 820 000
Project Funding: € 12 000 000
Deadline: 3 December 2010
Further information: http://www.eurosystemproject.eu/news

The European Stem Cell Group is holding an extraordinary call for members.
This is an opportunity to join a unique community of leading stem cell researchers from across Europe.
We have a small number of places available for established and emerging researchers to join the Group and become Associate Principal Investigators with EuroSyStem.

Project: Development of integrated livestock breeding and management strategies to improve animal health, product quality and performance in European organic and “low input� milk, meat and egg production
Acronym: LowInputBreeds
Grant agreement number: 222623
Instrument type: Large collaborative project
Deadline: 30 September 2012 12:00 (Bruxelles time)
Expected duration of participation: 1 November 2010 to 29 February 2012
Total EC funding available: € 90 000 (€ 30 000 for each partner)
Research costs: € 40 000 to € 60 000 (supported by EU funding of 75 - 50%)
Language of proposal: English
Further information: http://www.lowinputbreeds.org/, filippo.biscarini@agr.uni-goettingen.de

The project “Low Input Breeds�, currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the Euroepan Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation, requires the participation of 3 new project partners to carry out specific tasks within the project that will be further on described.

Summary of tasks:
The call is to recruit partners to collaborate in the dairy cattle sub-project (SP1, Improving “Low Input� dairy cattle) of the Low Input Breeds project. The main objective of this sub-project is to simulate the day by day operations in a dairy cattle herd. For the day by day operations in the herd, different sizes and types of operations within herds, i.e. breeding strategies, age structures and culling decisions have to be considered following probabilities of occurrence. The individual variability of a cow will be simulated for a multitude of traits (production, health, growth, type traits, fertility, survival, feed intake). Based on daily phenotypic values, input and output in terms of energy efficiency will be determined for different low input production systems.
Three additional ICPC (International Cooperation Partner Countries) partners from the Mediterranean, North Eastern Europe, Northern Africa and Middle East regions are being recruited to:

  1. support the project with substantial data of interest:
    • the main interest is in phenotypic data on beef traits of dairy cattle (weaning weight, growth rate, feed intake, etc …);
    • additionally, phenotypic test day data for dairy traits are considered;
    • any other available phenotypic data on dairy cattle;
    • corresponding pedigrees;
  2. provide detailed information related to breeding strategies (outline of the breeding program);
  3. provide detailed information about herd parameters (herd size, culling rates within herds, culling strategies).

The main decision for recruiting partners will be based on data quantity and data quality.

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Identifier: TOBI CALL FOR AN INDUSTRIAL PARTNER
Project: TOBI
Acronym: TOBI
Grant agreement number: 224631
Publication date: 31 January 2012
Deadline: 2 June 2010 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: July 2010 to April 2014
Total EC funding available: up to € 480.000
Language of proposal: English
Further information: http://www.tobi-project.org/call-partner, nl.millan@hsantalucia.it

The project TOBI currently active in the Seventh Framework program of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2013) requires the participation of a new project partner to carry out certain tasks within the project.

We have a vacancy in our consortium for an industrial partner established in an EU Member State or Associated State, to perform the following tasks:

  1. Support the development of one or more Application and/or Research project areas, according to applicant experience.
  2. Actively participate in the development of TOBI industrial strategy to bring TOBI results in the field of BCI technology to the market.

Identifier: COSMIC-partner8
Project: Complementary Organic Semiconductor and Metal Integrated Circuits Project
Acronym: COSMIC
Grant agreement number: 247681
Deadline: 26 May 2010 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: June 2010 to December 2013
Total EC funding available: up to € 444 750
Language of proposal: English
Further information: http://www.project-cosmic.eu, info@project-cosmic.eu

The deadline for submission of proposals to the COSMIC competitive call described below has now been extended to 26th May.

The project COSMIC currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2013) requires the participation of a new project partner to carry out certain tasks within the project.

We have a vacancy in our consortium for a partner established in an EU Member State or Associated State, and having comprehensive expertise in the research area of organic integrated circuits. The new partner's task is to demonstrate the project developments in an ambitious lead application for organic integrated circuits, e. g. a line driver circuit for QVGA displays (240 lines) or a comparable flexible organic circuit of similar complexity. The work includes specification, design, fabrication and characterisation of the integrated circuit, which must be based on p- and n-type organic semiconductors and has to be fabricated in the final stage on foil substrates.

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Project: EVIMalaR
Acronym: EVIMalaR
Grant agreement number: 242095
Publication date: 21 January 2010
Deadline: 15 March, 2010
Expected duration of participation: 60 months
Language of proposal: Preferably English
Further information: www.evimalar.org, evimalar.office@bio.gla.ac.uk

The European Virtual Institute of Malaria Research (EVIMmalaR), a joint research FP7 Network of Excellence, invites letters of Interest, from European and African scientific teams, to integrate malaria research directed towards a better understanding of the basic knowledge of the parasite, its vector and of the biology of the interactions between the parasite and both its mammalian host and vectors. The research interest of applicants shall be focussed on studies in the biology and pathology of the malaria parasite.

Identifier: haptimap_competitive_call
Project: HAPTIMAP
Acronym: HAPTIMAP
Grant agreement number: ICT-2007-224657
Deadline: 24 March 2010 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: June 2010 to August 2012
Total EC funding available: up to € EUR 200 000
Language of proposal: English
Further information: http://www.haptimap.org/competitive-call.html, HaptiMap-management@design.lth.se

The HAPTIMAP project currently active in the Seventh Framework programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities contributing to the creation of the European research area and to innovation (2007-2013) requires the participation of a new commercial project partner to carry out certain tasks within the project.

We have a vacancy in our consortium for up to two new commercial partners established in an EU Member State or Associated State to develop a map or location based service that uses haptic, audio and/or visual information for the interaction. An alternative would be to enhance an existing service. The expected spread and impact of the service is important: We want to strengthen the project by adding commercial applications/services that demonstrate the usefulness of our designs.


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