Open Call 2019 results
L4MS launched its second Open Call 1st September - 6th Dec 2019 receiving a total number of 91 applications that resulted at the end to 24 submitted applications from 15 different countries across Europe. Ten most promising Application Experiments
will begin their journey this spring with L4MS experts.
The goal of L4MS Open Call is to fund promising Application Experiments (AEs) to improve indoor logistics in manufacturing. To apply to the Open Call, manufacturing SMEs and technology partners have to demonstrate how industrial IoT platform OPIL together with a 3D Digital Twin simulation would reduce installation time and costs of mobile robots.
OPIL is an IoT platform providing ready connectivity with equipment for optimal material handling on the factory floor. These include mobile robots, AGVs, forklifts, workers and sensors, as well as IT infrastructure of the factory, such as various warehouse management and ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems.
The following entities and other members of the automation value-chain were invited to submit proposals:
- Manufacturing SMEs and Mid-Caps
- Automation Solution Providers, Software Developers, System Integrators
- Mobile Robots, Sensors and Equipment Manufacturers
- Competence Centres
- Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs)
Above entities were asked to submit their proposal either individually or as a consortium. Applicants formed an eligible consortia of 2-3 partners. The proposals were scored by external experts, evaluating the excellence, impact and implementation potential.
Evaluators have selected ten promising Application Experiments to join the program and start their journey with L4MS. All applicants were invited to sign sub-grant agreements with the L4MS project, allowing their team to receive initial funding (EUR 3.000) for the first, "Experiment definition" phase.
After the definition phase, up to ten teams will pitch their experiment idea at the Jury Day in in May. Based on their performance and business potential, only six teams get selected to enter “Stage 2”, in which they will be offered technical, financial and business support to execute their experiment.
In this second phase teams can receive equity-free funding up to 250,000€ (max. 100,000€ per entity), technical and business mentoring and scale-up support.
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