On September 15th 2022, SMART4ALL successfully organized a webinar on Competitive Proposal Preparation for the ongoing 3rd FTTE Open Call, in order to offer information, clarification, assistance and good practices to potential applicants looking for funding and coaching services.
The event was well populated by 50 attendees mainly researchers and SMEs’ representatives from SEE countries, involved in digital innovation activities. During the webinar, which was moderated by Boris Antić, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Technical Sciences Novi Sad (FTN), participants were initially introduced to SMART4ALL basic principles and services by Nikolaos Voros, Professor at the University of Peloponnese (UoP) and Project coordinator of SMART4ALL.
The program of the webinar included presentations by SMART4ALL partners to assist attendees with the procedure of preparing a proposal for a Focused Technology Transfer Experiment. In specific, Inés Dintén, project leader at FundingBox, explained all the details of the 3rd Open Call on FTTE, while SMART4ALL technical managers, professor Georgios Keramidas andassistant professor, Christos Antonopoulos, offered advice on writing a cohesive, competitive proposal and highlighted things to avoid when preparing a proposal, based on reviews of submitted applications from previous calls.
The webinar included presentations from 3 of the 4 PAEs that have been funded in the context of the 2nd FTTE Open Call:
- TempSens by Dr. Christos Alexakos from Industrial Systems Institute,
- EOSystem by Mr. Giuseppe Tortora from ABZero
- MilkTrack, by Mr. Maurangelo Petruzzella from Mantispectra b.v.
PAEs representatives shared with potential applicants their insights and tips for a successful proposal and execution of a FTTE.