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EUREKA Xecs Call 2022 – International collaboration projects in electronics components and systems for sustainable digital transformation

Xecs is an international innovation cluster for Electronics Components and Systems (ECS). The cluster is part of Eureka network where generic technologies of great importance for sustainable digital transformation and European competitiveness are developed. With this offer, we want to support international collaboration projects with actors along the entire value chain for innovative electronic systems. The projects can cover a range of applications, from system of systems, embedded software, electronics components, modules and systems integration to industrial processes and related technologies. The areas of application may come from, for example, mobility, energy, digital industry, health, production and digital society. The call is launched in the framework of Eureka-cluster Xecs.

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The offer in brief

What can you apply for?

International collaboration in projects focusing on electronics components and systems, such as sensors, power electronics, electronics platforms, systems integration, embedded systems and product integration in electronics. The purpose is to develop solutions that can drive sustainable digital transformation and strengthen competitiveness in the areas covered by Xecs cluster.

Who can apply?

Research organizations or industrial consortia with at least two independent organizations from at least two countries that are members of Eureka. At least one Swedish small or medium-sized company (SME) must participate. Proposal are to be submitted to Xecs cluster.

How much can you apply for?

There is no upper limit on amount, but we finance a maximum of 50 percent of the project´s eligible costs. We normally fund from 2 million up to about 25 million SEK. The projects generally run over three years.

Important dates

  • What is the offer about?

    With this the offer, we want to support international collaborative projects with actors along the entire value chain for electronic components and systems for sustainable digital transformation. The projects can affect systems of systems, embedded software, electronic components and modules as well as system integration. The solutions may be intended to be applied within, for example

    • mobility
    • energy
    • industrial digitalisation
    • health
    • food production
    • society's digitalisation.

    In order to receive funding, the results must be relevant to the sustainable digital transformation and the competitiveness of Swedish business and industry. Expected results of the projects are, for example, prototypes and demonstrators of interest to potential customers in an international market. For a successful proposal for national funding to Vinnova, participation from both larger companies, SMEs and academia / research institutes is normally required. At least one company with a Swedish place of business must participate.

    Xecs Office offers support during consortium construction and organizes a networking event 18–19 January 2022. There is also the opportunity to upload and take part in project ideas in ECS collaboration tools. See more info under the heading links below.

    What are Xecs?

    Xecs is an innovation cluster within the Eureka network with a focus on innovative electronic components and systems. The cluster is part of the Eureka network where generic technologies of great importance for sustainable digital transformation and European competitiveness are developed.

    All project within the Eureka cluster are public-private partnerships with broad industrial participation, which aim to promote research or encourage standardization processes.

    The application process in several steps

    The application process for Xecs takes place in several steps as below.

    1. Find partners and form an international consortium during networking days and matchmaking events.
    2. Send an outline of the project application (PO - project outline) to Xecs.
    3. Xecs and Vinnova assess the project sketch and if it is of sufficiently high quality, you are offered to send in a full project application (FPP - full project proposal) to Xecs.
    4. Send a full project proposal (FPP) to Xecs.
    5. Xecs and Vinnova evaluate the complete project applications. The applications that are approved receive a so-called Eureka label. This means that the national consortia are offered the opportunity to submit national applications to each country's funding public authority.
    6. The Swedish consortium is offered to submit a national proposal to Vinnova. Selected Swedish consortia are interviewed at Vinnova.
    7. Based on the international (FPP) and the national (Vinnova) applications as well as a project interview, Vinnova makes a final assessment of whether the Swedish consortium receives funding or not. Note that the proposal for Swedish funding may be rejected despite the fact that the cluster project has a valid Eureka label and has been invited to an interview at Vinnova. Please note that you may not start the project before the proposal is submitted and it has been approved.
    8. Vinnova decides to grant or reject proposal. It is required that the project starts with at least two participating organizations from two different countries and that the project has had its official kick-off. Xecs and Vinnova would like to ensure that the project starts within 12 months after the international consortium has received the Eureka label.


    Proposal

    Proposal takes place on Xec's website. Feel free to contact Vinnova and Xecs to discuss your project proposal (PO or FPP) and your project budget before you submit your proposal.

    Any questions?

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.

    Frédéric Pillot

    Call manager

    +46 8 473 32 01

    Adela Saavedra Granholm

    Utlysningshandläggare

    +46 8 473 31 50

    Julia Engström

    Administrativa frågor

    +46 8 473 30 12

    Reference number 2021-03220

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