Spirit Open Call 1

SPIRIT’s 1st wave of Open Call provides up to 200 thousand € to financially support the involvement of third parties to develop and test a wide variety of collaborative telepresence applications on the first release of the SPIRIT platform.

The open call aims to engage different organisations to test, develop further, and validate their specific use cases (applications), or to contribute components that enhance/extend the SPIRIT platform.

A wide variety of application domains can be supported, focusing on interactive and immersive human-to-human and human-to-machine interaction scenarios. Third party applications and components to be tested can make use of or improve any of the following functionality, including but not limited to:

  • Computational and networking resource monitoring and feedback
  • Efficient management and orchestration of computational resources
  • Management of stand-alone or container-based applications
  • Network resource adaptation
  • Transport protocol optimisation
  • 5G network connectivity
  • Immersive media content capturing, formatting, representation, and adaptation
  • Optimisation of application-level algorithms (media encoding, processing, rendering, contextualisation and control)
  • Quality of experience testing and model development
  • System and network security

Confidential Computing Experiments that provide extensions to the SPIRIT platform functionality could, for instance, aim at:

  • Research on volumetric data capturing, filtering, and compression techniques including AI algorithms.
  • Experiment with XR devices such as mobile phones and AR glasses and their provided SDKs.
  • Manipulate streamed audio and video data to customise the user experience within XR environments.
  • Test new ways to off-load CPU/GPU heavy computations using an edge cloud solution.
  • Increase scalability by extending one-to-one communication applications with one-tomany or many-to-many communication capabilities.


A proposal will be considered eligible for the SPIRIT Open Call 1 if: 

  • The applicant (single organisation or consortium) is eligible for participation in the Horizon Europe programme.
  • In the case of a Consortium, it is composed of a maximum of three organisations.
  • Targeted organisations are:
    • SMEs
    • Industry
    • Research/scientific organisations
    • Academia
  • The proposal complies with the type of activity qualified for financial support  
  • The proposal is submitted through the official Open Call Submission Tool on the SPIRIT website providing all the required documents.

Financial support will be provided to develop applications in various vertical sectors, including:

  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Education
  • Training
  • Entertainment
  • Manufacturing
  • Tourism


The targeted number of Third-Party Projects (TPP) to be selected via this Open Call will be 10. The requested funding cannot exceed 200,000€ per project.

Each TPP is expected to have a total duration of 9 months.

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