The Brussels Region intends to play a reference role and position itself at the cutting-edge of Distributed and Decentralised Systems . The ‘Team Up’ program wants to foster collaboration and technological transfer between universities and industry by making 12M€ available for cooperation and technological transfer between the academic world and companies. It is a win-win situation: companies are required to integrate the latest technical innovations, but do not always have sufficient knowledge, whereas the academic world has the knowledge, but generally lacks practical applications.
The ‘Team Up’ Program
What? Collaborative projects, with R&D that will give rise to functional prototypes that can be used by companies.
- Project in consortium between academic and companies. Number of partners in consortia: free!
- Between 1 & 3 years.
- 1/3 of the effort done by the private partners
- Transfer a prototype from academic partner to industrial partner (algorithm, software (in beta version), etc).
- Distributed and Decentralised Systems has to be taken in a broad sense : “While centralised systems do all their processing in one place, distributed and decentralised systems split the processing among a network of (a potential high number of) nodes teaming up with each other.” The call is NOT restricted to ICT.
- Any company based or with activities in Brussels
- Non-profits can be eligible too. If you have questions about this, do not hesitate to contact us.
- R&D centers from Brussels (academic (VUB, ULB or UCL) or Hautes Ecoles/ Hogescholen)
- 100% for the academic partners.
- Between 60% and 70% for the industrial partner.
- No budget limit has been set for the call.
- Call Open already
- Expression of Interest : 22/6/2018 – 2pm (short description of the project and partners).
- Eligibility check by Innoviris. If you pass the step, all industrial partners will be funded 7500€ to write the final proposal to be submitted on November 5th 2018.
- Begin of the project : Between February and June 2019
Need to find partners? A matchmaking event will take place on May 3th.
Topic for 2018 : Distributed and Decentralised Systems – The power of networks
Enabled by technological progress, a shift from centralised systems towards distributed and decentralised ones can be observed globally. While centralised systems do all their processing in one place, distributed and decentralised systems split the processing among a network of (a potential high number of) nodes teaming up with each other.
Distributed and decentralised system can have a competitive advantage over existing centralised solutions. They offer greater scalability (as nodes can be added easily), greater resilience (as there is no single point of failure) as well as other application-specific advantages. On the other hand, they are more complex to manage, raise security concerns and pose other challenges that the Team Up 2018 call aims at addressing.