SMART4ALL – Final Open Call for Knowledge Transfer Experiments
Knowledge Transfer Experiments (KTE) are a short-term (3 months) internship projects between two different entities from two different Countries (see eligible countries below): one Academic/Industrial partner who act as Sending Organization and one Academic/Industrial partner who acts as Host Organization.
Knowledge Transfer Experiments (KTE) comprise a novel type of experiments allowing smaller projects or less mature ideas to be presented, tested and thus potentially find the fertile ground to grow and reveal its product potentials.
The activities that qualify for financial support are related to the exchange of knowledge of CLEC for CPS and IoT, to be applied in four SMART4ALL verticals with European leadership and strategic importance (see the section Guides&Documents):
- Digitized Transport
- Digitized Environment
- Digitized Agriculture
- Digitized Anything
Who can apply?
The following types of organisations are eligible to participate in the call:
- Universities and other Academic Institutions.
- SME and Slightly Bigger Companies. Slightly Bigger Companies are defined respectively as organisations with a staff headcount below 500 employees and a turnover below €100M.
System Integrators and/or Technology Providers, i.e. any type of organisation specialized in technology transfer or system integration, serving the needs of end-users, provided they can be categorised in one of the two previous types of beneficiaries.
Eligible CountriesFor this KTE Open Call, the following countries will be eligible:
- The Member States of the European Union including United Kingdom;
- The Countries Associated to Horizon 2020;
- Any other South-East Europe (SEE) country not listed above but included in Annex A of the H2020 Work Programme.
Additionally, since one of the goals of SMART4ALL is to support the digital transformation in mainly European countries underrepresented in European funding schemes, by means of cross-border experiments, consortia including at least one member from one of the SEE countries will be prioritised: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Serbia.
The KTE experiments will be supported with a lump sum of up to EUR 8,000 each to cover mobility allowance for implementing the internship.
The consortia will be free to distribute this amount among the two partners. However:
- Each consortium will need to explain in the online application form how the amount will be distributed between the partners and what category of costs each partner will be responsible for.
- The grant will be paid to the Leading Partner who will be responsible for its distribution within the consortium. Each consortium will decide which organisation will be the Leading Partner, but it must always have an Industrial Partner status (SME or a Slightly Bigger company. Details of the grant distribution among partners will be described in the Sub-Grant Agreement.
- Before deciding on the distribution of expenditure in the project, attention should be paid to EU and national social security regulations. Social security costs should be borne by the partner who is obliged to do so under the above-mentioned regulations.