- Description and objectives
The main objective of the call is to propose and develop innovations, or improved solutions on various aspects the project is developing for use in the e-monitor and control against two key-pests, the olive and med fruit flies. It will take a form of two demand driven, cross-border Living Labs, one for the two e-traps and the other for the two sets e-services, which will be established for R&D and technology transfer among research, industry, and specialized SMEs. Based on the FruitFlyNet-ii grand-scheme, the stakeholder(s) able to produce the most appropriate solution for each aspect of the e-trap or the e-services will be selected and receive a sub-grant. Monitoring of the sub-grant activities and delivery of the committed outputs and reporting will follow. Consortium agreements for intellectual property right (IPR) sharing with third contributing entities are required.
- Potential beneficiaries
Farmers, academics, stakeholders, authorities, SMEs, agro-industry, local economies, third parties/entities, researchers, entomologists, software developers, web designers and developers, network engineers, geographical information system experts, geospatial data providers, geoinformation specialists, IPR experts, data analysts, spraying operators.
- Total budget available
- Number of sub-grants and breakdown by country
It is foreseen to assign 6 sub-grants of 19.500,00 EURO each, subject to a re-definition as the case may be, being three sub-grants per each type of living lab (e-traps or e-services). Grants will be awarded in the following countries:
- 2 in Tunisia
- 2 in Lebanon
- 2 in Greece
- Actions to be carried out with the sub-grants
Financial support to third parties in order to develop a specific innovation or improvement of the products.
- Selection criteria and award procedure
Sub-grants will be managed by Agricultural University of Athens (Greece), the Lebanese Agricultural Research Institute (Lebanon) and the Tunisian Olive Institute (Tunisia). They will closely supervise the whole process. After a decision of the Project Board an announcement will be communicated to attract SMEs and other stakeholders to:
a) explain them the concept and the procedures.
b) clarify the aims and the technical needs for each living lab and
c) estimate the actual budget.
A procurement per living lab will be announced; however, procurement may be divided into 2-4 sub-procurements, if needed. The selection and evaluation procedures, monitoring and reporting will follow the regulations of the corresponding partner organization and the official guidance for management of the sub-grants. They will cover all the costs (equipment, consumables, labor travel cost, etc.), according to the agreed implementation plan.
• Proven high-level specialized expertise in relevant contributions. Complementarities in expertise to address the target-output.
• Technological achievements, benefits from field-testing opportunities and feedback from the users.
• Previous participation in research projects or innovations/patents/commercialization.
• Foster fair territorial development.
• Motivate new markets and jobs, promoting equitable and sustainable local economies, and economic development in Med-basin.
• Expression of interest by farmers, authorities and stakeholders due to the new innovations ready to be used in practice.
• The implementation timetable and the milestones.
• Reporting template
• Contract, IPRs.
- Tentative calendar
Mid July 2022
To be confirmed