Open call for proposal, nr.11
The purpose of this call is to initiate and carry out feasibility studies, as well as research, development and innovation projects (FUI projects) with focus on digitization of industrial value chains. The focus is on emerging technologies, services and new business models. Examples can be the digital interaction between customer and supplier, interaction between machine-machine people and etc. where technologies such as Articifial Intelligence (AI), Augmented and Mixed reality (AR and MR) and cognitive systems are applied to create value in different stages.
26 FEB 2019
24 APR 2019at 14:00
18 JUN 2019
19 JUN 2019
Who can apply?
Consortia consisting of companies, universities, colleges, research institutes and other relevant actors are welcome to apply for funding. The requirements for consortia vary depending on the type of project, but the foundation is that the project should address a real industrial need. Foreign actors are welcome to participate in project, but not as coordinators.
How much can you apply for?
In this call for proposal one finances three types of project:
- Feasibility Study
Up to 8 months, maximum grant up to SEK 600,000.
- Small FUI-project
Up to 12-24 months and grant at a low level SEK 1,000,000 – 3,000,000.
- Large FUI-project
Up to 24-36 months and a grant SEK 3,000,000 – SEK 5,000,000. You can apply for a grant for up to 50 percent of the project ‘s support eligible costs.
PiiA has produced a template that can be used as a basis for creating consortium agreements. It has been trialled on previous projects where it proved to be a good basic document. The template can be downloaded here: [LINK]
PiiA plans to continue holding calls for proposals at the current rate of two calls per year.
Call nr. 11 is now open.
The next call for proposal plans to open in late April 2019.
As of the start of 2017, PiiA had conducted six calls for proposals.
In association with its start-up in 2013, PiiA also sought project proposals which were then funded as start-up projects.
Start-up stage projects (late 2013)
A total of 10 projects were initiated in the form of pre-studies or pre-projects. A total of 34 companies and five universities and institutions took part. The total budget for projects was SEK 24 million, of which SEK 12 million came from Vinnova funding.
First call for proposals, spring 2014
A total of six projects were funded with a total budget of about SEK 37 million, of which public funding made up SEK 17.5 million.
More than 45 companies took part including SMEs, global suppliers, and process manufacturing players, as well as six academic partners.
Second call for proposals, autumn 2014
A total of 27 pre-studies were funded of the 46 projects that sought approval. The total budget was about SEK 20.5 million, of which public funding made up SEK 11.5 million.
The call attracted wide and varied range of players from academia, industry and elsewhere.
Third call for proposals, spring 2015
A total of 15 projects were funded of the 28 projects that applied. The total project budget was SEK 73 million, of which public funding accounted for about SEK 33 million. Of the projects granted funding, seven were fully-fledged RDI projects and eight were short projects.
Fourth call for proposals, summer 2015
A total of 13 projects were funded of the 24 that applied. The total project budget was about SEK 11 million, of which public funding accounted for SEK 5.5 million.
Fifth call for proposals, spring 2016
A total of 10 projects were funded out of the 19 that applied. The total project budget was SEK 58 million, of which public funding accounted for SEK 28 million.
Sixth call for proposals, summer 2016
A total of 13 projects were funded out of the 27 that applied. The total project budget was SEK 10.9 million, of which public funding accounted for about SEK 4.97 million.
We currently have no such calls to highlight.
Bodies other than PiiA periodically hold calls for proposals for which players within the process-industry IT and automation sector may wish to form consortiums and apply for. Below you will find links to such calls for proposals, which can come from sources including Vinnova, the Swedish Energy Agency, and other similar bodies.
You can find Vinnova calls for proposals at: http://www.vinnova.se/sv/
You can find Swedish Energy Agency calls or proposal at: http://www.energimyndigheten.se/utlysningar/