What is the offer about?
With this the offer, we want to support project with actors along the entire value chain within software-intensive systems and services. The areas of application can come, for example, from the automotive sector, biomedical engineering, internet services, the security industry, the production area or the area of software development itself.
In order to receive funding, the results must be relevant to the competitiveness of Swedish business. Expected results of the projects are, for example, prototypes and demonstrators of interest to potential customers on an international market. For a successful proposal for larger funding for Vinnova, it is normally required to focus on larger industrial challenges with participation from both larger companies, SMEs and academia/research institutes. At least one company with a Swedish place of business must participate.
ITEA Office offers support during consortium building and organizes, for example, ITEA - Project Outline Preparation Days where there is an opportunity to pitch your idea and discuss with potential partners.
Ongoing and previous ITEA project
Vinnova has so far co-financed some 50 ongoing and previous project within the Eureka cluster. Among the Swedish project participants you will find ABB, Ericsson, Volvo, Saab, KTH, RISE and many more. ITEA gives you the opportunity for innovation and exchanges with Europe's sharpest actors in the field.
What is ITEA?
ITEA is an innovation cluster for software-intensive systems and services. Klustret ITEA is part of EUREKA, where generic technologies of great importance for the competitiveness of the participating countries are developed.
Most project within the EUREKA cluster are public-private partnerships with broad industrial participation, which aim to promote research or encourage standardization processes.
The multi-step application process
The application process to ITEA takes place in several steps as below.
- First, the entire international consortium submits a first outline, a so-called Project Outline, to ITEA (not to Vinnova).
- The sketches deemed to have the greatest potential will be given the opportunity to submit a complete proposal (Full Project Proposal). In connection with ITEA sending out information about which project proposals will be given the opportunity to submit a complete proposal, feedback is also given on how you can improve proposal.
- The complete proposal (Full Project Proposal) from the international consortium is assessed and the applications that are approved receive a so-called label. This means that the national consortia are given the opportunity to submit applications to the respective country's funding public authority. It is at this stage that the Swedish the consortium is invited to submit a proposal to Vinnova.
- Based on your applications, both to ITEA and Vinnova, as well as a possible project interview, Vinnova will make a final assessment as to whether you will receive funding or not.
All term for the call for proposals can be found in the current call text for Eureka cluster applications which can be found on this page.
Read the announcement text carefully!
Proposal are made on ITEA's website. There is an opportunity to contact Vinnova to discuss your project and your budget before you send in your proposal.