aerOS is a project funded by HE programme aiming at designing and building a virtualized platform-agnostic meta operating system for the IoT-edge-cloud continuum. As a solution, to be executed on any Infrastructure Element of such continuum, aerOS will be independent from underlying hardware and operating system (s). More information can be found at: https://aeros-project.eu
aerOS has reserved a total of 900.000 € for financially supporting third parties enhance the scope of the project by joining the project via Open Calls. aerOS will perform two rounds of Open Calls where research entities and SMEs around Europe are summoned to present proposals fitting one of the project pilots, targeting specific challenges. aerOS Open Call #1 is the first of those two rounds.
Only SMEs, Research entities (RTOs) and Universities and individuals can apply to aerOS Open Call. In addition, entities must also comply with specific legal requirements that can be found at the draft Collaboration Agreement.
Via visiting the form: https://form.jotform.com/232704048855055 fulfilling mandatory fields and properly submitting the Proposal using the Proposal Template. All of the previous must be done before January 31st, 2024, 5 p.m. CET.
Actions to be completed are:
- Check articles in the Collaboration Agreement.
- Fulfill the form (at least, the mandatory fields) and accept the Ethics and Legal terms.
- Upload through the form the Proposal (to be elaborated using the provided template) in PDF.
- Sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com with the Proposal in PDF (compressed in a ZIP file using indicated password).
- Receiving an acknowledge receipt from the Consortium.
The first round of aerOS Open Calls aims at funding innovative proposals that will enhance aerOS’ objectives framed (mandatorily) within one (out of its five) pilot(s). In particular, Open Call proposals are expected to address one specific challenge out of a list of possible challenges formulated by each pilot. Check Guide for Applicants for further info.
Only one proposal per applicant will be considered for evaluation. Multiple submissions of the same proposal can be made: the last one received by email (with corresponding acknowledge of receipt) will be considered.
The evaluation will be based on: i) Relevance to aerOS (min. 3 out of 5); (ii) Impact and sustainability (min 4 out of 5); (iii) Technical excellence (min 4 out of 5); (iv) Quality of implementation (min4 out of 5); (v) Quality of the team (min. 4 out of 5), and 19 as a global threshold over 25.
Selected entities will enter the Consortium of aerOS as third parties of the Project Coordinator after the signature of a Collaboration Agreement based on the template provided in the Application Package.
A maximum requested amount of 60.000€ per proposal might be accepted. The form of financial support to be used will be a pre-defined lump sum. FAQ#11: Which should be the duration of the project? All proposals must have a duration of 8 months.
Notifications on funding or rejections will be sent out to applicants, together with any feedback, by March, 31st, 2024. Slight delays might be experienced.
If you have been granted funding in the 1st round, you are not eligible. Otherwise, all entities are eligible in so far as they meet the global eligibility criteria.
First, more budget is reserved for round #2. Second, it will focus on applying aerOS to verticals outside of these considered in the project rather than to expanding aerOS’ original pilots. Also, additional challenges will be proposed.
You can contact the following addresses: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, info@aeros-project.