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Proof of Concept

Call for Ideas: deadline extended to 31st July 2019!!

How can the research results carried out by universities and research institutes of the Adriatic-Ionian area be brought closer to the industrialization and production phases?

How can they be turned into industrial prototypes, as part of a joint co-development process involving researchers and companies?

This is the challenge of the OISAIR Proof of Concept Call (PoC Call), a transnational initiative promoted by the OISAIR Network dedicated to universities, research institutes and SMEs placed in the Adriatic-Ionian area and working in the field of Transport & Mobility, Energy & Environment, Agro- Bioeconomy.

The OISAIR PoC Call co-funds the best innovation projects co-developed with SMEs by means of innovation vouchers worth €18.500 each.

Benefits for SMEs:

  • Discovering a great deal of transnational scientific research results assessed with regards to their industrial potential
  • Cutting costs and times for industrial innovation
  • Establishing stable collaborations with local and transregional research institutions
  • Searching for open research results and participate to their co-development

Benefits for universities and research institutions:

  • Improving the visibility of their research results and promoting them transnationally
  • Getting a technological and commercial evaluation of the research results
  • Having access to co-funding for industrial valorization
  • Improving the commercial valorisation of public research results

How does it work?

Please find in the sideward boxes the description of the procedure to apply to the Call for Ideas and to the Call for Projects, together with the links to the Guidelines and time schedule. Detailed information on the call for Projects can also be found here.  

 

 

Launch of the PoC Call for Ideas (May 2019)
After the launch of the Call for Ideas, researchers based in Adriatic-Ionian Region propose their technologies embedded into the Adriatic-Ionian RIS3 (Transport & Mobility, Energy & Environment and Agro- Bioeconomy sectors).
Assessment and Publication of research results (July 2019)
The OISAIR network will evaluate the technologies, ranging from TRL 3 to TRL 6, thanks to a panel of analysts by means of tools for innovation monitoring. The assessment will focus on different parameters such as alignment with Adriatic- Ionian RIS3, stage of development, competitive advantages, target market and potential application of the technology. Evaluated technologies are then disclosed to the SMEs through the INNOVAIR platform.
Matchmaking activities and promotion to companies (August 2019)
By the opening of the Call for projects, promotion of the technologies to the industrial sector. Hence, SMEs are put in contact with research results owner by means of targeted matchmaking events or directly by manifesting their interest in the technology through the R2B Area.
Development and submission of joint R2B innovation projects (September 2019)
Agreements between research groups and SMEs are reached and joint co-developed innovation projects are defined and submitted for evaluation to the transnational Proof of Concept call.
Evaluation and provision of Innovation Vouchers (October 2019)
Joint co-developed innovation projects are evaluated by boards of senior transnational technical evaluators. The 10 best innovation projects will be awarded with an Innovation Voucher (worth €18.500 each).
6-months development of the awarded projects (May 2020)
With the support of the OISAIR network, the R2B working groups will carry out in 6 months the experimental tests and trials to validate the research results with the aim of moving towards prototyping and, secondly, towards production.
Launch of the PoC Call for Ideas
After the launch of the Call for Ideas, researchers based in Adriatic-Ionian Region propose their technologies embedded into the Adriatic-Ionian RIS3 (Transport & Mobility, Energy & Environment and Agro- Bioeconomy sectors).
May
2019
Assessment and Publication of research results
The OISAIR network will evaluate the technologies, ranging from TRL 3 to TRL 6, thanks to a panel of analysts by means of tools for innovation monitoring. The assessment will focus on different parameters such as alignment with Adriatic- Ionian RIS3, stage of development, competitive advantages, target market and potential application of the technology. Evaluated technologies are then disclosed to the SMEs through the INNOVAIR platform.
Jul
2019
Matchmaking activities and promotion to companies
By the opening of the Call for projects, promotion of the technologies to the industrial sector. Hence, SMEs are put in contact with research results owner by means of targeted matchmaking events or directly by manifesting their interest in the technology through the R2B Area.
Aug
2019
Development and submission of joint R2B innovation projects
Agreements between research groups and SMEs are reached and joint co-developed innovation projects are defined and submitted for evaluation to the transnational Proof of Concept call.
Sep
2019
Evaluation and provision of Innovation Vouchers
Joint co-developed innovation projects are evaluated by boards of senior transnational technical evaluators. The 10 best innovation projects will be awarded with an Innovation Voucher (worth €18.500 each).
Oct
2019
6-months development of the awarded projects
With the support of the OISAIR network, the R2B working groups will carry out in 6 months the experimental tests and trials to validate the research results with the aim of moving towards prototyping and, secondly, towards production.
May
2020

Call for Projects

Are you a company interested to participate to the Call for Projects?

1 Download the Guidelines and Register/Log in to the platform
3 Declare your interest in one or more technologies
4 Get access to the Platform Private Area to get in contact with technology owner