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Open data is understood as ‘data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike’
Yes. The call focuses on open data, however, does not mean that your product cannot use other types of data. In fact, sometimes combining closed and open datasets is a very successful strategy.
A panel of external reviewers will decide if open data plays a central role in your business proposal.
No, it is not mandatory to deliver your outcomes or enriched dataset as open data. Yet it is strongly encouraged to follow an ‘open by default’ culture and this is reflected in the application scoring.
In most cases, no. This depends on the licence of the source and in most cases it won’t be an open licence.
Yes, but only under particular circumstances. For example, products/services on top of open data can follow a freemium model. You can also consider value-added services such as a service level agreement.
Yes. The specific requirements of the licence are here: http://www.openstreetmap.org/copyright
A good guideline for licences is here http://opendefinition.org/licenses/nonconformant/:
Project Gutenberg License: Used on Gutenberg’s ebooks of public domain texts. It is non-open because it restricts commercial use. Note that the license only applies if you continue to use the Gutenberg name – if you remove the licensing information and any reference to Project Gutenberg then the resulting text is open.
We only allow a SME to submit one (1) proposal during a round. Any further submissions in the same round will be automatically withdrawn. However, it is possible to resubmit a proposal or to submit a new proposal in subsequent rounds.
Yes. You can improve and resubmit your proposal at a later round. If you submit more than three times we reserve the right to ignore it. The one proposal per round restriction still applies.
You need to register your company on the EC Participate Portal. Then, you can use the self assessment tools to verify whether your company is an SME following EU’s latest definition.
There is a user guide for the self assessment tool and you can also find the latest definition of SME in this document. If you have troubles locating the SME self assessment tool, please read the instructions on pages 16 to 18 of the user guide). Here is the link to “register your organisation”
Yes, however, they need to be registered on the EC Participant Portal, too.
Only companies legally established, or in the case of individuals, legally entitled to work in any of the following countries are eligible for the ODINE call:
There is no cap on the number of SMEs from a country to submit proposals or being awarded.
No, projects can cover any domain or sector.
ODINE does not assess any proposal idea prior or after a submission has been made. We are happy to answer general questions about the scope and format of the ODINE call via email, Twitter, or in our Information Days, but we cannot make any statement about the feasibility or value of a proposal. Independent evaluators will assess these aspects.
You must register at our submission platform. Follow the guide to fill in the required forms with necessary information. You can submit your proposal for review after all the forms are validated.
The ODINE open call is a standing call starting from 1st of May 2015 until 31st of August 2016, so you can submit your proposal any time before that.
For each round of evaluation, we will take all the proposals submitted before that starting date and select the best ones to fund. If you submit on or after the evaluation starting date, the proposal will be considered in the next round of evaluation.
If you submit an application, you will be notified within a month since the cut-off date. The following table should give an overview of the overall schedule.
|Round||Deadline for submissions||Invitation to the interview||Interview||Final results notification||Negotiation||Incubation|
|1||30.06.2015||13.07.2015 – 14.07.2015||20.07.2015- 21.07.2015||31.07.2015||01.08.2015- 31.08.2015||01.09.2015 – 29.02.2016|
|2||31.08.2015||14.09.2015 – 15.09.2015||21.09.2015- 22.09.2015||30.09.2015||01.10.2015- 31.10.2015||01.11.2015 – 30.04.2016|
|3||31.10.2015||16.11.2015- 17.11.2015||23.11.2015- 27.11.2015||30.11.2015||01.12.2015 – 31.12.2015||01.01.2016 – 30.06.2016|
|4||31.12.2015||22.01.2016||27.01.2016- 29.01.2016||02.02.2016||02.02.2016- 29.02.2016||01.03.2016 – 31.08.2016|
|5||29.02.2016||14.03.2016- 15.03.2016||21.03.2016- 25.03.2016||31.03.2016||01.04.2016 – 30.04.2016||02.05.2016 – 31.10.2016|
|6||30.04.2016||16.05.2016- 17.05.2016||23.05.2016- 27.05.2016||30.05.2016||01.06.2016 – 30.06.2016||01.07.2016 – 31.12.2017|
|7||30.06.2016||18.07.2016- 19.07.2016||25.07.2016- 29.07.2016||31.07.2016||01.08.2016 – 31.08.2016||01.09.2016 – 29.02.2017|
|8||31.08.2016||19.09.2016- 20.09.2016||26.09.2016- 29.09.2016||30.09.2016||01.10.2016 – 31.10.2016||01.11.2016 – 30.04.2017|
Invitations to interviews and interview days are subject to minor changes depending on the number of applications received in each round. All other deadlines are fix and non-negotiable.
You cannot receive funding for a project more than once. Each SME can receive funding from ODINE only once.
Yes. However, the work you plan to carry out as part of your ODINE project cannot receive double funding. Synergies with other sources of funding, including other Horizon 2020 projects, are encouraged as long as the grants are used for complementary, not overlapping purposes.
We expect around 50-75. It depends on how much each proposal gets funded. The total amount allocated for funding all projects is €5.5m.
14. What feedback will I receive?
The ODINE evaluation runs in three phases:
ODINE will not fund more than €100 000 per project. There is no minimum amount.
A cost is eligible for the project if it complies with each of the following rules:
Please consult the Horizon 2020 annotated grant agreement for more details.
Projects officially start with the contract’s signature and have three milestones at month 2, 4 and 6. The sixth month marks the end of the project. Payments are scheduled as follows:
No. ODINE will not take any equity of the SME. All intellectual property produced in the project will belong to the applicants and SMEs.
We do not publish or share rejected proposals. Some aggregate Information regarding rejected proposals including number of submission, acceptance rates, country of origin, sectors, etc will be published.
We will not publish or share the proposal itself. However, we work with media partners that communicate the project’s scope, relevance, and impact. As part of ODINE you are expected to share and contribute to the open data ecosystem.
Yes, as long the subcontractors come from an eligible H2020 country (see #5 on the “About Submissions” section).
9. Is ODINE funding subject to the ‘de minimis‘ rule?
ODINE grants to SMEs are not state aids, therefore, they do not count for the ‘de minimis’ rule calculation.
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