The first Open Call from the bIoTope project was closed on 22 August 2018. The negotiation phase took longer than expected, and the results are published now as contracts with all new beneficiaries have been signed. The call received in total 131 proposals, out of which 19 were eligible for funding and fit the scope of the open calls.
The bIoTope consortium was satisfied with the call responses. The calls were thematically linked to the various project use cases, and required deep specific contextual knowledge of the domain areas. There were numerous proposals of generic technologies, but these were not in the scope of the Call guidance, and hence a large proportion of the proposals were not eligible for funding. Other reasons for the proposers not being eligible were origins from outside of Europe and not being eligible for the European Commission funding. Suitable candidates were found for all use cases.
Five organisations were selected for funding. Three of the organisations were selected to support the two use cases on bottle bank route optimization and heat wave mitigation in Lyon for technical integration work, namely Sigrenea, Hydrasol and Data Things. Good Planet was selected for a coordinating role for the Brussels use case Safe School, and Parkkisähkö was selected for Helsinki electric vehicle case. In total 378,300 euros have been allocated. Below the summary of the funding by organization.
bIoTope Open Call 2
The second Open Call of the bIoTope project will be launched in January 2018, with 371,700 euros available for various use cases related to mobility, sustainability and waste management. More information will be announced shortly.