Open Call: Interconnect offers financial (up to 150K) and technical support to European SMES and startups to develop novel Interoperable applications for smart homes and grids

Submitted by Inés Arias Iglesias on 12 July 2022

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The H2020 project InterConnect launches its first Open Call on Interoperable-by-design Prototypes to support ICT/Energy SMEs and Startups to develop and test novel Interoperable applications or services for smart homes and grids, with a clear societal and economic value.

Interconnect will select up to 14 Bottom-up projects will develop and test novel Interoperable applications or services for smart homes and grids, with a clear societal and economic value, on top of the Interconnect’s Interoperability framework. These highly innovative projects should aim to build a more comfortable and healthier living space at lower costs and enable their active participation in the energy system and market. 

The beneficiaries selected will receive financial support, up to 150.000 € per project, and 7 months support programme to develop the new interoperable by design application, based on the interoperable framework. It will be tested with end-users in the InterConnect Pilots in order to get a final stable version (TRL 7 or 8).

This call is aimed at ICT/Energy SMEs and Startups registered in a Member State of the EU and its Overseas Countries & Territories and/or in the Associated Countries to H2020.

The eligible candidates can submit their applications through the FundingBox platform microsite created for this purpose by filling up and easy online application form by 26/07/2022 (17:00 Brussels Time).  

The applicants can access a dedicated Open Call Helpdesk by joining the InterConnect Community. Find all the information in a nutshell on the Guide for Applicants and the Frequently Asked Questions which are regularly updated while this Open Call is running. 

For more information, please contact [email protected]

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