Industry Vouchers

Build relationships with academic experts

 

Get feedback and advice on an innovative idea 

 

Short-term and specialized support by high-level academic staff

Submit your proposal before

April 30, 2017

 

” Industry vouchers” is a new initiative aiming at consolidating links between Research and Industry by supporting innovative ideas in the area of GNSS, emerging from European companies, in particular SMEs, thanks to the support of strong academic partners teaming in a Horizon 2020 financed Project. The objective of this initiative is to provide short-term, specialized expertise to European companies from high level academic staff. Indeed industry has specific needs that could be related to the definition and understanding of a problem, the need for advice, the feedback on an innovative idea or the review of a new concept. Such specific needs can be blocking points while an appropriate expert could tackle it in a relatively reduced time. This is particularly true for small entities with reduced resources. The idea of this action is thus to offer such expertise to companies in need that can be seen as ‘advice’, ‘feedback’ or ‘guidance’.

Companies willing to benefit from this innovative action will be selected through calls organized all along the Project. All e-KnoT academic partners will participate in this process, in their respective areas of expertise. This would reinforce the interactions between the academia and industry and could even result in further collaborations outside of the e-KnoT project.

The call is open to European companies as defined under Horizon 2020, essentially headquartered in the EU or in a H2020 associated country.(1)

To be selected companies through a unique mandated representative must fill and sign an Expression of Interest  and accept  terms and conditions of the activity including confidentiality agreement and IPR protection.

The selected companies will be offered without any financial contribution, a short term consultancy service from only ONE of the four academic partners of the Project, selected based upon their area of expertise. The consultancy support, organized at distance (call, mails) without any physical meeting, will be limited to a maximum of FOUR WEEKS (20 working days) scattered on a indicative period  of THREE months after the start of the consultancy. Modalities of work will be jointly agreed. The four academic partners that will participate to the consultancy are:

  • Politecnico di Torino
  • Ecole Nationale de l’Aviation Civile
  • Bundeswehr University Munich 
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
(1) COUNTRIES ASSOCIATED TO H2020 - Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands

 

How to apply

Please submit the following documents to vouchers@eknotproject.eu

Signed expression of interest;

Signed terms and conditions form, including confidentiality agreement; 

 Companies will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Overall quality of the request (clarity, soundness etc.)
  • Interest for the company (innovation dimension etc.)
  • Implementation expected (feasibility, close to market etc.)

The selection will be done by the Board of the e-KnoT Project under GSA supervision. Decision of the Board are irrevocable. All companies participating to the call will be informed, with no justification, of the outcome of selection. 

Deadline for the expression of interest
April 30, 2017 midnight (CET)

Documents

 


 Contact information

For any request 

vouchers@eknotproject.eu 


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