This call is published within the NUCLEI project, funded within the INTERREG Central Europe Programme (Project n. CE318). NUCLEI’s main objective is to develop innovation services concerning advanced manufacturing topics in a transnational dimension. More information can be found on the NUCLEI website.
Within the project, the 7 NUCLEi industrial clusters will involve their end-beneficiaries (Large Companies, SMEs, R&D performers) in an open & collaborative environment for the testing of new, transnational innovation services. These 7 clusters are located in the Central European Regions of Emilia-Romagna (IT), Veneto (IT) Bavaria (DE), Upper Austria (AT), Slovakia (SK), Lower Silesia (PL), Bohemia (CZ).
The companies to be involved in the NUCLEI call will therefore have the opportunity to:
CRIT, the lead partner of the NUCLEI project, is a private company specialized in the research and analysis of technical and scientific information and in the development of research project activities. CRIT fosters the dialogue between enterprises on issues related to problems and relevant technical, organizational and logistic solutions, also through the best practices and through the organization of dedicated benchmarking activities. Founded in 2000 upon the initiative of 14 enterprises, presently CRIT has 27 shareholders and is open to new companies interested to access the wide range of expertise of its corporates, sharing its technological culture.
The call is open to industrial companies with the following requirements:
The companies to be involved in the present tender will be requested to:
By participating in the present call, the companies will get the following benefits:
*note that, in the specific case where bilateral assistance will be provided by NUCLEI partners to conclude technology transfer agreements, this service will have to be provided under the De Minimis rule on state aid, according to EU regulation n. 1407/2013)
Participants must candidate via the following application form before May 15th, 2017, 23.59h CET.
Participants may consult the relevant information on the use of personal data (PDF)
It must be noticed that, according to the results of the negotiation round with the JS which was propaedeutic to the signature of the Subsidy Contract, the JS argued that the deliverable D.T3.2.3. (R&D-industry preliminary deals) is to be considered as potentially relevant to indirect state aid, as pilot companies shall receive a free-service from the partners to discuss initial contractual agreements to buy/sell KETs application for manufacturing processing .
Should the implementation of this pilot action bring some pilot companies and R&D performers to concretely discuss and finalize bilateral contractual agreements to buy/sell KETs application, the relevant partners must verify the compliance of this company with the state-aid regulation and threshold and report it to the lead partner.