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1st PLATOON Open Call

Project full name: Digital Platform and Analytics Tools for Energy
Project acronym: PLATOON
Grant agreement number: 872592
Publication Date: 4 January 2021
Deadline: 4 March 2021, 17:00 (Brussels time)
Expected duration of participation: up to 9 months
Total EU funding available: €900 000
Maximum amount of financial support for each third party: up to €150 000

Submission & evaluation process:

Applicants to apply via https://platoon-1st-open-call.fundingbox.com/

The evaluation process is composed of the following phases:

  • Eligibility check (including the Minimum Quality Criteria check),
  • External evaluation,
  • Consensus meeting,
  • Jury Day.

The Minimum Quality Criteria Check is a check that ensures that applicants are experienced in at least one of the four experimentation areas, before proceeding them to the external evaluation:

  • Digital Interoperability (APIs and Data models)
  • Data governance, security, privacy and sovereignty
  • Data Analytics applications in energy (such as Energy usage optimisation, Predictive maintenance, Demand forecast, etc.)
  • Edge computing (S/H)

More information about the evaluation process can be found in the Guide for Applicants.

Further informationOfficial project site / Online application submission
Questions can be asked via platoonhelpdesk@fundingbox.com or via the Helpdesk space of PLATOON.

Task description:

PLATOON is co-funded from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under grant agreement No. 872592, foresees as an eligible activity the provision of financial support to third parties, as a means to achieve its own objectives.

For PLATOON's 1st Open Call, the types of activities that qualify for receiving financial support are the development of building blocks for large scale pilots and new analytical tools for the PLATOON toolbox (prototypes).

The scope of PLATOON's 1st Open Call is to develop and/or extend different components of the PLATOON reference architecture (interoperability layer, data governance and security framework, etc.) including data analytics tools to be implemented and validated by PLATOON's large scale pilots.

PLATOON will support SMEs with experience in at least one of the following experimentation areas within Big Data and intelligent applications in energy:

  • Data governance, security, privacy and sovereignty.
  • Digital Interoperability
  • Data Analytics applications in energy (such as Energy usage optimization, Predictive maintenance, Demand forecast, etc.)
  • Edge computing (SW/HW)

The proposed projects can either address the Ready-Made Challenge or fall under the Free Choice Challenge, as described below:

  1. Ready-Made Challenge: participants can pick one of the following ‘ready-made’ challenges pre-defined by us, ready to solve:
    • Open source IDS Connector on Edge;
    • Tool for automatic deployment of containerized applications in a Cloud or on premise environment;
    • Secure Multi party computation;
    • PLATOON compliant data management and interoperability solution;
    • PLATOON Photovoltaic forecasters;
    • Tool for scanning maintenance logs.
  2. Free Choice Challenge: Participants are free to propose their own challenge and solve it based on the project information provided in the applicant guide regarding project objective, reference architecture, components we are already developing and the available pilots. In this sense, transversal solutions applicable to more than one pilot are preferred.

Additional Information:

  1. Contract Type: H2020 Programme Funding
  2. Call: H2020-DT-2018-2020 Digitising and transforming European industry and services: digital innovation hubs and platforms
  3. Topic: DT-ICT-11-2019
  4. Thematic Priority: ICT
  5. Type of Action: Innovation Action
  6. Duration: 36 months, start date 1 January 2020
  7. Status: Active
  8. Participants: 20 partners from 9 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, and Switzerland)
  9. Project Budget: €9 998 445.00
  10. Eligibility requirements:
    • The applicants should be established SMEs from eligible countries (EU Member States and Associated Countries)
    • Proposals should address the scope of the 1st Open Call which is to develop and/or extend different components of the PLATOON reference architecture
    • Proposals must be submitted in English online through the Funding Box Platform before the deadline of 4 March 2021.
    • Proposals must not have any conflict of interest nor be included in any exclusion cases to be eligible for funding.
    Applicants must also satisfy the Minimum Quality Criteria where applications need to demonstrate experience in 1 out of 4 of the following experimentation areas:
    • Data governance, security, privacy and sovereignty.
    • Digital Interoperability
    • Data Analytics applications in energy (such as Energy usage optimization, Predictive maintenance, Demand forecast, etc.)
    • Edge computing (SW/HW)
  11. Evaluation Criteria: After the deadline of the 1st Open Call, the evaluation procedure will start. The evaluation criteria are: Excellence, Impact and Implementation. Each evaluator will rank the application assigning a score from 0 to 5 for each criterion. The threshold for individual criteria will be 3. The overall threshold, applying to the sum of the three individual scores, will be 10.
  12. Proposal Format: The application is to be submitted online. It is made out of the following sections:
    1. Legal and contact information,
    2. Project information,
    3. Minimum quality criteria,
    4. Excellence,
    5. Impact,
    6. Implementation,
    7. Statistical Information (Optional),
    8. Terms and Conditions and
    9. Processing of Personal Data.
  13. Coordinator: ENGIE (Mr. Philippe Calvez)