CALL FOR PROPOSALS IN THE DIGITAL AND CIRCULAR MANUFACTURING DOMAINS

KYKLOS 4.0 Open Call #2 | Applications open 27 July 2022 | Closing 12 October 2022 (17h00 CEST)

This is your opportunity to deliver innovation in the digital manufacturing domain and win up to €150.000 per project!

KYKLOS 4.0 is looking for innovative solutions to improve digital manufacturing processes. Applicants will be required to select one or more services from the following services sub-categories as part of their experiments:

KYKLOS 4.0 – OPEN CALL#2 OVERVIEW

The KYKLOS 4.0 – Open Call #2 is looking for SME-led consortia of up to three entities to carry out manufacturing experiments using the services and technologies from the KYKLOS 4.0 project.

 

The open call invites proposals  for the development of an innovative solution(s) for a manufacturing scenario in which they will have to carry out a pilot experiment in a manufacturing environment. The defined scenario must be addressed by developing a solution that adopts one or more services selected from the KYKLOS 4.0 platform, which should be integrated and validated as part of the defined experiment. Proposed solutions should demonstrate a high innovation potential and be ready to explore commercialisation opportunities by the end of the experiment period.

 

The KYKLOS 4.0 – Open Call #2 will prioritise the proposals that are able to demonstrate the impact of the KYKLOS 4.0 approach* for a broad set of industrial users. Furthermore, proposals should clearly demonstrate the role of the circular manufacturing and economy within their experiments.

 

The experiments should be implemented over a period of eight months, divided into three stages: Planning (1 month), Implementation (6 months), and Commercialisation & Business Sustainability (1 month).

* Additional information on the KYKLOS4.0 approach available in the Guidelines for Applicants

WHAT’S THE OFFER*?

Grants of up to €150.000

Projects from SME-led consortia of up to three entities can receive up to €150.000, with a limit of €60.000 per entity.

Access to KYKLOS 4.0 technologies

Access to KYKLOS 4.0 technological components to be integrated as part of the experiments; technical support from component owners.

Business support

Tailored business coaching, training, support in defining their value proposition, testing business ideas, and identifying additional funding opportunities.

Visibility & Promotion

Support to increase external visibility and to promote the project and results, including with potential investors, and access to relevant events.

* Please note that the access to KYKLOS 4.0 technological components, business support, and visibility & promotion may be subject to change according to each sub-granted projects’ needs and based on consortium decisions.

EXPERIMENT STAGES

Awarded sub-granted projects will be provided with technical and business-related mentoring during the three-stage and eight-month project period.

1. Planning

 

 

Definition of a detailed work plan to be delivered in the Implementation stage.

KYKLOS 4.0 will support in the definition and integration of technological components in the sub-granted project.

2. Implementation

 

 

Implementation of the work plan as defined in the Planning stage, development of the proposed solution and pilot experiment.

Technical support to help in the integration and validation of selected KYKLOS 4.0 technological components.

3. Commercialisation & Business Sustainability

 

Develop a commercialisation and business sustainability plan to be discussed with potential customers/ investors. Business support to help deliver the commercialisation and business strategy.

WHO CAN APPLY?

The KYKLOS4.0 – Open Call #2 is open to entities active in the digital manufacturing domain, namely technology developers/ integrators and manufacturing entities.

 

Proposals must be delivered by consortia of 2-3 entities, including at least one SME and an industrial partner. The consortium submitting a proposal must be led by an SME. The lead SME must be a technology developer/ integrator and the industrial partner will serve as host for the pilot experiment for the developed solution to be validated and demonstrated.

 

The KYKLOS 4.0 – Open Call #2 accepts proposals from entities that are eligible for EC funding under the rules of H2020, as defined in the Guidelines for Applicants.

WHAT TO KEEP IN MIND

When developing your project idea, keep in mind some important aspects, which will be the basis of the evaluation process.

CONCEPT

Describe the concept and what you aim to achieve; provide feasible objectives aligned with a novel and innovative experiment.

IMPACT

Explain how the proposed solution will have a European impact, industrial relevance and market potential.

IMPLEMENTATION

Explain the work plan of your project, including activities, KPIs and milestones.

CONSORTIUM

Demonstrate your consortium’s capacity, experience and knowledge, and complementarity.

RESOURCES

Provide a clear review of how you’ll make an efficient use of your funding.

KYKLOS 4.0 – OPEN CALL #2 DOCUMENTATION

Please consult all the open call documentation. Some documents are for reference; other documents must be signed and uploaded together with the proposal.

Download the complete KYKLOS 4.0 – Open Call #2 documentation kit below.

QUESTIONS & ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?

Reach out to KYKLOS4.0 with your questions at opencalls@kyklos40project.eu

FIND A PARTNER

Are you looking for partners to build a consortium to apply for the KYKLOS4.0 Open Call 2?

 

Fill in the KYKLOS4.0 Open Call #2 partnering form on the DIGITAL SME website and we’ll get back to you as soon as we find a good match for your consortium.

INFORMATION WEBINARS

On 1st September 2022 at 14:00 CEST, KYKLOS 4.0 will hold an info session on the Open Call #2. Register below and join us to get additional insights on how to apply! A live Q&A will allow you to ask any question you might have.

 

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