• The 1st PLATOON Open Call will distribute €900,000 among 6 bottom-up projects to develop core functional and\or technical building blocks and new analytics tools for PLATOON’s large-scale pilots.
  • 6 SMEs will enter the PLATOON Support Programme benefiting from technical mentoring services.

PLATOON’s 1st Open Call for bottom-up projects launches today and is calling all SMEs working with a tech solution that can be used to digitise the energy sector (interoperability layer, data governance and security framework, data analytics tools etc.) to apply to this funding opportunity. The Open Call will stay open until the 4th of March 2021, at 17:00 (CET, Brussels local time).

The open call beneficiaries will contribute towards the success of PLATOON’s goal: that is to increase renewable energy consumption, smart grid management, increased energy efficiency and optimised energy asset management.

Through the application process, candidates will be able to propose their own challenge or to choose one of the ‘ready-made’ challenges pre-defined by the consortium, on:

  • Open source IDS Connectors on Edge;
  • Tool for automatic deployment of containerized applications in a Cloud or on premise environment;
  • Secure Multi party computation;
  • PLATOON compliant data management and interoperability solution;
  • PLATOON Photovoltaic forecasters;
  • Tool for scanning maintenance logs.

6 selected SMEs will get a maximum of €150,000 in equity-free funding each and they will access a 9-month Support Programme receiving mentoring from PLATOON’s core partners.

In order to be eligible for this call, candidates must have experience in at least one of the following areas:

  • Digital Interoperability (APIs and Data models);
  • Data governance, security, privacy and sovereignty;
  • Data Analytics applications in energy (such as Energy usage optimisation, Predictive maintenance, Demand forecast, etc.);
  • Edge computing (S/H).

SMEs from EU member states and H2020 Associated Countries are expected to APPLY for the 1st Open Call before March 4th, 2021 at 17:00 CET (Brussels local time).