GENERAL INFORMATION

The ORCA project hereby announces its first Open Call for Experiments.
This call solicits for Experiments for rapid validation of innovative software defined radio (SDR) solutions using the facilities, SDR hardware platforms and software toolsets supported by the ORCA Consortium.

You can find more information about the ORCA testbeds here.

CALL INFORMATION

Project full nameORCA – Orchestration and Reconfiguration Control Architecture
Project grant agreement number732174
Call identifierORCA-OC1-EXP
Call titleFirst ORCA Open Call for Experiments
Submission deadlineWednesday the 28th February 2018, at 17:00 Brussels local time
Feasibility and Relevance check deadlineSunday the 18th February 2018, at 17:00 Brussels local time
Webinar for explaining Open Call details and providing guidelines for proposersMonday the 8th of January 2018 @ 14:00 CET

orca-oc1-exp-webmtechnical feasibility and relevance check is required before submission. This feasibility and relevance check will be carried out by the ORCA members responsible for the facilities, radio hardware platforms, and software platforms involved.
It is essential that the proposing party gets in contact with the ORCA partner in charge of the testbed or software which is intended to be used for the proposed Experiments, to discuss its feasibility and relevance within the ORCA federation and the related specific requirements. Each proposing party must therefore identify a possible Patron either by contacting an appropriate ORCA partner (see section 6 of the Open Call document) or through opencalls@orca-project.eu, in case support is required for selecting an appropriate partner.
The proposing party must submit its draft proposal to the Patron by Wednesday the 18th of February 2018, at 17:00 Brussels local time using the submission portal.  In this draft proposal at least sections A, B and C needs to be fully completed. The feedback will be provided by the Patron at the latest by Monday the 26th of February 2018 at 17:00, and must be copied into section D of the proposal template.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

  • Total budget for Open Call 1 for Experiments: 350 000 €
  • Maximum budget per Experiment: 50 000 €
  • Expected number of Experiments to be funded: 7 (3 for the category Scientific Excellence and 4 for the category Industry)
  • Guaranteed support: 28 000 € (An extra budget of typically € 4000 per Experiment will be allocated to the ORCA consortium partner acting as Patron for guaranteed support)

Requirements related to the proposer

  • Proposers must be eligible for funding in H2020 projects.
  • Proposals will only be accepted from a single party.
  • Parties that having been selected in previous ORCA Open Calls are not eligible to participate again.

A proposer can only be selected for funding for one proposal, even if the proposer submitted multiple proposals that are ranked high enough to be selected for funding. In the latter case, the proposer may be given the opportunity to choose the one to be retained for funding

OTHER CONDITIONS

  • Language in which the proposal must be submitted: English
  • Proposals must follow the provided template (see Section 5.1 Open Call info document and Appendix A to the same document)
  • Proposals (draft as well as final proposals) must be submitted through the online submission form at the bottom of this page

CALL DOCUMENTS

Contact:

SUBMISSION FORM

Please read carefully the call documents before submit your proposal. Thank you in advance.

Type of affiliation*

ORCA Patron*

How did you become aware of this Open Call?*



Attach Proposal (PDF file, 5MB max) *

Status*
Draft proposalFinal proposal


YES - I allow that the material provided in Sections A, C, D and F of this proposal may be accessed by the ORCA consortium, also if the proposal is not selected for funding. In any case, the ORCA consortium will treat all this information confidentially. It will be used within the ORCA project as input for tasks related to testbed and software platform optimizations, sustainability studies, etc. The same information can also be used in an anonymous way to create statistics and reports about this first open call.


Furthermore, I allow that the other parts of this proposal may be accessed by the ORCA consortium, also if the proposal is not selected for funding. In any case, the ORCA consortium will treat all information of this proposal confidentially. Any use of this information will be discussed and agreed upon with the proposers.
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YES - I have read the agreement document (Annex B) and I agree with the terms and conditions for subcontractors.


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