DigiPrime Open Calls - Frequently Asked Questions

For transparency and completeness, this page is dedicated to publish all the relevant information exchanges between the DigiPrime Open Calls support desk and the applicants.

Q: Two SMEs in the same group (they are SMEs considering the total amount of the data referring to all companies in the group) can participate with two different proposals? Two SMEs in the same group can apply with the same proposal as a consortium?

A: If the two SMEs are independent they can participate with two proposals or as a small consortium. The definition of SMEs independence is provided in “REGULATION (EU) No 1290/2013 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL – Article 8“, and here reported.

“1. Two legal entities shall be regarded as independent of each other where neither is under the direct or indirect control of the other or under the same direct or indirect control as the other.
2. For the purposes of paragraph 1, control may, in particular, take either of the following forms:
(a) the direct or indirect holding of more than 50 % of the nominal value of the issued share capital in the legal entity concerned, or of a majority of the voting rights of the shareholders or associates of that entity;
(b) the direct or indirect holding, in fact or in law, of decision-making powers in the legal entity concerned.”

To advertise the DigiPrime Open Calls and to support possible applicants, an “Info Day” session has been held on the 22nd of June. The slides used during the session are available at this link.

Q (about Open Call Type A): Proposals should be cross-cutting or should limit to one Pilot?

A: Proposals can be related to one or more pilots or cross-cutting, in any case they should provide an added value for the DigiPrime platform.

For further information: info.opencalls@digiprime.eu

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme, DT-ICT-07-2018-2019 “Digital Manufacturing Platforms for Connected Smart Factories” topic, under Grant Agreement ID 873111