FLAME will announce its second Open Call at the Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona on 14 November 2018 at 10am. The Open Call will launch on 5 December. The call will be announced at SCEWC by Monique Calisti, CEO of Martel Innovate and impact manager for FLAME.
FLAME’s 2nd open call asks for 3rd party projects to explore edge experiences considering consumers’ desire for personalised, localised and interactive media content delivered through current and emerging human-computer interfaces used in outside spaces or between outside and inside spaces.
There are two parts to the call – one for SME trials by 3rd party projects and the other for Replicators by 3rd party projects. FLAME has eight slots available: five for SMEs and three for Replicators.
SMEs 3rd party projects
The SMEs 3rd party projects should seek to flexibly connect people at the edges through the content they create and consume in fundamentally new ways. We are looking for:
- Localised video production, consumption and delivery trials – Innovative services for today’s devices
- Augmented and mixed reality trials – Innovative services for future worlds
- Mobile function offloading to the edge – Innovative services for future devices
SMEs 3rd party projects will run for 6 months, with a start date of May 2019, with available funding of 70’000 Euro each trial.
The SMEs 3rd party projects will take place in FLAME’s two host cities: Bristol, UK and Barcelona, Spain. At least two experiments in each city will be funded.
Replicator 3rd party projects
The Replicator 3rd party projects should explore the benefits for infrastructure owners in more-direct user and citizen engagement through novel experiences that are focussed on the specific needs of said replicator–user relationship. For this, projects should focus on the deployment of such platform-based offering and the bootstrapping of replicator-specific experiences on top of such platform. We are looking for:
- Replication of FLAME at another location providing capacity for experimentation
- Site-specific service offerings
- Neutral-host models for service provisioning
Replicator 3rd party projects will run for 14 months from a start date of May 2019, with available funding of 130’000 Euro each replica.
The 3rd party projects of Replicators can take place in any location throughout Europe.
Proposers for both the SME trials and Replicators must be eligible for funding in H2020 projects and be established in an EU Member State or in an Associated Country.
Submissions will open on 5 December and there will be a Webinar explaining the open calls on 12 December. The feasibility checks will be carried out from 5-14 February 2019 and the final submission deadline is 5 March 2019.
Interested in applying? The call will be launched soon!
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