Designing new cyber-physical systems? Grab a €150,000 check

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By Julien Happich

Funded by the European Commission and coordinated by CEA-Leti, EuroCPS is a three-year, €9.2 million project designed to help companies overcome barriers they face when entering new markets. By submitting their proposals for industrial experiments, small- and medium-sized enterprises can apply for up to €150,000 to develop new products and components for cyber-physical systems (CPS).

The deadline for applications is 1 June 2016, and applicants will be notified of whether their application has been successful by 20 July 2016.

Matchmaking SMEs with major CPS platform providers and competence centres, EuroCPS will provide design support to enable rapid development and lower the entry costs for designing and optimising the CPS solutions, leading to new business and innovation opportunities.

Proposals can include software prototype demonstrators running on a EuroCPS platform; integrated system component prototypes or system architecture virtual prototype demonstrators.

The products will be designed, constructed and built on EuroCPS platforms, and the work will be carried out in collaboration with at least one of the research and technology organisations or academic institutions forming the network of EuroCPS competence centres.

Three independent experts from different sectors will evaluate eligible proposals. For software and system integration projects, industrial experiments with a high technology readiness level (TRL) are required with a demonstrator prototype as an outcome. For CPS with innovative components projects, proof of concept with emulation and simulation is expected. The maximum duration of the industrial experiment is 12 months.

The expected average cascade funding per applicant is €50,000 with a maximum of €70,000 for one industrial experiment. Applicants may have more than one experiment funded, with a total funding of all experiments below €150,000. The funding rate is 70% of the budget. Further in-kind support in form of coaching by competence centres and technology access and assistance from platform partners is also provided.

The project is part of the Smart-Anything-Everywhere Initiative, under the Horizon 2020 program

More information on the EuroCPS website –


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