Next May 17 is the deadline for submitting the application for the AEESD call 1/2016, to encourage the implementation of projects with high potential of transformation of the ICT sector through the following subprograms:
– Impulse Technology
– Big projects
The call includes important news regarding the same program calls published in 2015, including the following:
• Streamlining administrative documentation: The call 1/2016 introduces some other changes from previous years, such as consulting office of the economic accounts of the entity to Companies or simplification and structuring application data calls, thus reducing the administrative burden for applicants and accelerating the process of evaluation and granting aid.
• International Dedicated call: Due to the peculiarities of international clusters EUREKA: CATRENE, CELTIC, ITEA and Euripides, it is considered necessary to adapt the financing instrument so that national and international calendars are coordinated and administrative burden for the applicant to be simplified. For this reason, in this call 1/2016, may not receive aid projects of industrial research and experimental development that have obtained accreditation from membership of any of the EUREKA ICT cluster, these projects being deployed to a second call this year 2016.
• Expansion of the thematic priorities with the addition of Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) and Industry Connected 4.0. The term “Industry 4.0 or Industry Connected 4.0” refers to the fourth industrial revolution, a phenomenon that marks a qualitative leap in the organization and management of the entire value chain through life cycles of products. These cycles life are targeted to increasingly personalized customer requirements. They range from the original idea about ordering products, development and manufacturing, to delivery to end customers and, ultimately, recycling. They include all services associated with the product life-cycle management. The base of the “Industry 4.0″ is available in real time to all relevant information to the product provided by a network accessible throughout the value chain as well as the ability to modify the value stream optimal at any time to be a ciberfísico system. the thematic priority of Industry connected 4.0, is aimed at promoting industrial transformation of Small and Medium Enterprises (hereinafter SMEs) in the Spanish manufacturing sector through this technological paradigm, specially focusing on your first step, the development of products for scanning.
• Budget allocation: The program is divided into two sub Boost Technology, with the aim of encouraging investment in information technology and communications with low level of maturity and a budget of 15 million in grants and 45 million in loans, and large projects, with the aim of encouraging the implementation of projects with high potential transformer and a marked effect on other entities tractor and a budget of 5 million in grants and 15 million in loans. In total 80 million euros compared to 150 budgeted in the call 1/2015, of which a total of 53.7 million was allocated (23.4 in grants and the rest in the form of loan)
• Major Projects: The subprogram Major Projects specifically used to finance projects of industrial research and experimental development based on technologies that fit into thematic industrial future (components and systems, Internet of the future, Cloud Computing, Massive Data Processing, supercomputing , robots and autonomous systems, smart cities, Internet of cases and manufacture) or Industry Connected 4.0, stooping minimum budget of 1 million euros per project (versus the 2 million established in the call 2015), maintaining the requirement to subcontract one minimum 25% of the budget presented and a maximum budget of 10 million euros.
• Amendment guarantees vs solvency percentage entity: 1/2015 The notice some guarantees between 10 and 40% of aid depending on the level of solvency of the company, was established in the call while the fixed guarantees 1/2016 can go 0 to 100% of the proposed aid also based solvency entity.
The characteristics of the call is as follows:
Types of projects:
Impulse Technology subprogram
R & D of high technological risk technologies to boost low level of maturity and high potential for transformation of the ICT sector that fit in the thematic defined as priority.
Great subprogram Projects
R & D projects with high potential great traction and socioeconomic impact based on the thematic priorities of Industries of the future or 4.0 Connected Industry and technological value.
They may be beneficiaries:
* Companies, except:
a) Public sector entities.
b) The entities created after 31/12/2012, except that coming from other pre-existing for change of name, merger, takeover and division of companies.
c) Non-profit entities engaged in economic activity.
d) Self-employed professionals.
* Economic Interest Groups (EIG), except those belonging to the public sector.
Modalities of participation:
Impulse Technology subprogram
Great subprogram Projects
Individual projects with a minimum 25% of the budget in subcontracts.
Help format grant, loan or grant and loan combination:
• Aid in the form of subsidy will reach a maximum of 50% for SMEs and 40% for other beneficiaries if the note of innovation of the project exceeds 17 points. 35% for SMEs and 25% for other beneficiaries if the note of innovation of the project more than 13 points. and 30% for SMEs and 20% for other beneficiaries if the note of innovation of the project exceeds 8 points.
• Loans for these projects will be awarded to an interest rate of 0% with a repayment term of 5 years, including a 2 year grace period. Beneficiaries may not subrogate the loan repayment for financial institutions.
1. Industries of the Future: horizontal technology industries of the future are included in this priority: Internet of the future, components and systems, Cloud Computing solutions, solutions for mass data processing, High Performance Computing (supercomputers), robots and autonomous systems, smart cities and internet of things. Projects must be the development of solutions in one of the following areas:
a) Components and Systems: Projects expected in this subject area primarily should focus on components, subassemblies and electrical and electronic systems including the development of SW and / or FW necessary to ensure their functionality, especially those who demonstrate the incorporation of new materials semiconductor base (graphene, nitrides or other semiconductor materials) or incorporate techniques automated design or advanced techniques of micro and nanoelectronics in 2D or 3D and are an improvement on existing ones, for example, flexible, high frequency, TOLAE (Advanced Thin, Organic and Large Area Electronics) or dissipation for embedded applications, multifunction, lighting, photonics intelligent systems, among others.
b) Future Internet: Projects expected in this subject area primarily should focus to advanced communications infrastructures, including aspects of both architecture, management, protocols that enable high capacities, ubiquity and cost reduction, and connectivity solutions and ubiquity for infrastructure in buildings and access networks that make use of any means or integrate convergence network.
They can propose projects to research and develop technologies in the field 5G, eg software defined, spectrally efficient cognitive networks, adaptive networks context, access massive M2M systems, or networks that meet requirements of ultra-low latency and energy efficiency networks .
c) Cloud Solutions Computing: Projects expected in this thematic area should focus on providing competitive, secure and integrated through internet services using large heterogeneous databases capable of hosting all types of applications and being interoperable with any device and / or service solutions addressing the current challenges of this technology, especially those relating to the provision, interoperability and service development, facing the increasing demand expected over the next few years are sought.
Specifically positively valued solutions that offer improvements in: Privacy and security solutions hybrid cloud, fog computing (computing fog), use of cloud technology for providing platforms for mobility applications, social and Big Data, application of the concepts and models of cloud computing infrastructure of data canters, etc.
The projects presented must have cloud computing as the main and dominant technology in it. In addition developments optimized and focused on cloud computing and not mere migration of applications to the cloud will be sought.
d) Massive Data Processing: Projects expected in this thematic area will mainly focus on solutions that address methods, development tools for data-intensive systems and / or highly distributed applications; system integration and data visualization. A hardware level and architecture: next generation of servers, MicroServers, fog computing (computing fog), solutions to problems such as scaling and own waterfall to network effects, as well as ecosystems and platforms for these devices. Data solutions with open “open data” is positively valued.
e) High Perfomance Computing (supercomputers) own as scaling and cascading problems for network effects, as well as ecosystems and platforms for these devices. Data solutions with open “open data” is positively valued.
f) Robots and autonomous systems: Projects expected in this subject area primarily should focus on advanced robotics solutions, for example, increase cognitive ability, perception, configurability, monitoring, capacity handling, navigation or other similar robots and in their specific applications such as agriculture, trade, manufacturing, healthcare robotics among others.
g) Smart Cities: Projects expected in this subject area primarily should focus on integrated cities solutions in the following areas: sustainable urban mobility, energy reduction, integration of infrastructure and waste management, which together with ICT provide e involving synergies between different elements of the city. solutions that enable interoperability, the disappearance of the barriers to entry or vendor lock-valued primarily. In this regard aimed at promoting meta-data structures common and interoperable, to open interfaces and the use of open data (“open data”) and consistent, rather than proprietary solutions solutions are expected.
h) Internet of things: Projects expected in this subject area primarily should focus on solutions that address architectural concepts and semantic interoperability platform that can span multiple use cases, giving the answer to the specific needs in terms of security, reliability, cognition, interfaces, among others, for the efficient integration of new objects, information acquisition or similar problems valuing the use of use and offer “open data”.
i) Additive manufacturing (3D Printing): Projects expected in this thematic area preferably respond to any of the following types of solutions:
– New software modeling and 3D simulation, aimed at achieving objectives such as: determine whether an item is printable or not, to obtain substantial savings of material in the printing process, perform quality comparisons, or any other software related to manufacturing additive before, during and after printing.
– Design of new 3D printing processes that respond to new challenges, such as multi-material use; work micro scale; increase print speed; combine technologies such as subtractive methods working with additive methods intelligently; applications that can span multiple use cases; etc.
Are excluded under this call, projects whose innovation consists exclusively of the material used additive manufacturing.
2. Industry Connected 4.0: Projects expected in this area must have as a final recipient manufacturing and contain the merger of at least two of the following technologies:
a) Internet of Things (IoT)
c) 3D Printing
d) Analytical data under the paradigm of Big Data (Analytics)
3. Cybersecurity and digital trust: Projects expected in this thematic area should mainly focus both cryptography and finding solutions that ensure security, privacy and access control for sharing information safely, increase confidence in the applications and well as risk management especially dedicated to the protection of critical infrastructure. All this both end to end, as in certain network elements or cloud applications.
The projects presented must have confidence cybersecurity and digital technology as the main and dominant in it. Besides application development as generic or large technology sectors and not mere niche solution will be sought.
4. Health and Wellness: Projects expected in this thematic area will mainly focus on solutions that advance regarding what exists in independent living with cognitive impairment or comprehensive care; risk detection and early intervention involving non-intrusive solutions and system, decision support and interoperability across platforms and health standards.
5. Agri-food, environmental management and energy efficiency:
a) Agrifood: Projects expected in this subject area primarily aim to develop based on information technologies to improve from a viewpoint of efficient use of resources and promote sustainable production in the areas of agriculture, forestry, fisheries solutions (including aquaculture) and livestock.
b) Environmental Management: Projects expected in this subject area primarily aim to develop systematic and cost-effective solutions for recovery and waste management and water both within value chain of a type of production or an inter-sectorial approach, for example based in traceability and waste management or estimate, availability, composition and quality thereof, among others.
c) Energy efficiency: Projects expected in this subject area primarily aim to develop services and applications that make use of the information generated by energy consumers or captured from sensors, for example, smart, plugs counters, and facilitate the micro-generation and energy distribution in real environments. Positively valued solutions and results are quantifiable.
6. Transportation and Logistics: Projects expected in this subject area primarily aim to develop solutions to provide increased security, cooperation, connectivity, sharing of information and data in the fields of road transport and logistics, as well as in field the electric vehicle.
7. Digital Content: Projects expected in this subject area primarily try to produce progress, compared to existing solutions in the digitization of cultural content and access, 3D modelling, augmented reality training tools like adaptive solutions, games and gamification process and human-machine interaction among others.
Minimum and maximum budget:
In the case of sub Impulse Technology 200.000euros a minimum budget and maximum 1.000.000euros required.
In the case of Major Projects subprogram a minimum budget of 1 million euros and a maximum of 10 million is required. These projects must involve subcontracts amounting to at least 25% of the budget presented.
Home 2016 and the execution period may be extended until 31 December 2018.
The advance payment of the aid will be in two phases. In the first phase payment of 75 percent of the grant and the loan subsequently to the resolution of the aid is ordered. In the second phase, the remaining 25 percent, once presented the rationale for the annuity 2016.
Prior to each of the payments each recipient must provide guarantees depending on the financial solvency.
Term and project presentation form:
The processing and presentation of these aid applications are held in a single phase from April 25 th to May 17 th 2016, telematically with advanced electronic signature.
15 million euros in grants and 45 million euros in loans in the case of Sub Impulse Technology and 5 million euros in grants and 15 million euros in loans under Sub Major Projects.
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