According to the Digital Agenda for Europe, businesses are strategically placed to use research infrastructure resources and services to enhance growth and foster innovation. The EOSC Digital Innovation Hub (DIH), an international, multi-player cooperation, provides an interface for supporting this commercial innovation.

This month, we are launching a new Expression of Interest (EoI) for Business Pilots. The goal is to onboard businesses developing innovative solutions and – with EOSC technologies and services – help them bring products and services to market. For instance:

  • data analytics to improve healthcare
  • services for safer and cleaner transport
  • machine learning and AI optimisation
  • applications to reduce the cost of public services.

 The selected business pilots will receive support in, among other areas:

  • accessing e-infrastructure resources and additional technical services;
  • prototyping, scaling up, design, performance verification and testing;
  • building partnerships with other SMEs and industry stakeholders, innovation clusters and accelerators;
  • business coaching and training for increased market uptake;
  • boosting visibility at a European and international level.

Through this EoI, we will also support industry applicants wishing to become service and content providers for the EOSC community.

Who can apply

Start-ups, spin-offs, SMEs and large enterprises are invited to submit an application for this EoI, provided that they fulfil the following criteria:

  • run one of the following use cases: pilots/proofs of concepts, service/product design, PaaS/SaaS integration, performance verification and/or testing
  • develop solutions using different EOSC DIH services: technical access (e.g. HTC, HPC, Cloud computing) or training and support (e.g. technical consultancy or business coaching).

Further criteria and conditions are detailed in these guidelines.You can apply by filling in the application document and submit it through the application form, both available via the EOSC Future website. 

In need of inspiration? You can find current EOSC DIH business pilots and success stories here.

Questions? Register for this Q&A webinar on November 25th 2021: https://eoscfuture.eu/eventsfuture/eosc-dih-eoi-for-business-pilots/ 

Deadline

The expression of  interest phase will run until 3 December 2021, 17:00 CET.

 

The EOSC Future project is co-funded by the European Union Horizon Programme call INFRAEOSC-03-2020, Grant Agreement number 101017536