Open Innovation Test Beds (OITBs) are entities, established in at least three Member States or Associated Countries, offering access to physical facilities, capabilities and services required for the development, testing and upscaling of nanotechnology and advanced materials in industrial environments. The objective of the Open Innovation Test Beds is to bring nanotechnologies and advanced materials within the reach of companies and users in order to advance from validation in a laboratory (TRL 4) to prototypes in industrial environments (TRL 7).
They will upgrade existing or support the setting of new public and private test beds, pilot lines, and demonstrators to develop, test and upscale nanotechnologies and advanced materials for new innovative products and services in some specific domains. They will be typically run by for profit organisations. Users could be industrial, including SMEs, as well as innovators and start-ups.
Explanatory notes on OITBS: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/guid...
Open calls are
DT-NMBP-01-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Lightweight, nano-enabled multifunctional composite materials and components (IA)
DT-NMBP-02-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Safety Testing of Medical Technologies for Health (IA)
DT-NMBP-07-2018: Open Innovation Test Beds for Characterisation (IA)
Deadline Model: two-stage
1st stage Deadline: 23 January 2018 17.00h
All details at Work Programme