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IMPACT Connected Car: Open calls

IMPACT Connected Car, a 5.5 M EUR project financed through the H2020 INNOSUP-1-2016 call "Cluster facilitated projects for new value chains", aims at creating value link-chains for innovation in the Connected Car Open Space, with vehicle, infrastructure and device and TelCo interactions and consumer and business services through a 6 months acceleration and smartization programme.

Through 2 open calls, IMPACT Connected Car will create a portfolio of 64 disruptors of the Connected Car Industry situated within TRL 7 “System prototype demonstration in operational environment” and TRL 9 “Actual system proven in operational environment”, which will act as beachheads in the creation of new value chains in the following challenges/verticals:  Safety and security; Driver assistance; Well-being; Mobility management; Vehicle management; Infotainment.

On 9 October the project published its first call for provision of financial support to third parties through which 13 SMEs will receive up to 60,000€, through several lump-sums across each stage, as described below:

-        25 beneficiaries will pass to Stage 1 (participation in a disruptive boot camp) and receive 3.000 €

-        15 out of previous 25 will pass to Stage 2 (ignition phase) and receive 7000 €

-        13 out of previous 15 will pass to Stage 3 (product development phase) and receive 50.000 €

In addition, the SMEs will benefit from a mixture between innovative acceleration services and hybridisation mechanisms to contribute to foster the cross-sectoral fertilisation and the value chain innovation.

For more information please refer to FAQs and the Guide for Applicants on the call's page, on the project's website.

Wednesday, 10 January, 2018