Call process

Submitting an ITEA proposal

Once a year, ITEA offers the opportunity to submit research project proposals that fit in the domain of software innovation. For this purpose, a Call is organised each year starting with a two-day brokerage event. In a two-stage procedure, the quality of the project proposal is evaluated and improved, finally leading to a selection of high quality project proposals that receive the official ITEA label. The ITEA label provides project partners with the possibility of applying for public funding from their national authorities.

Consortia & project characteristics

Two-stage Call process

  1. Producing a Project Outline (PO):
    This PO gives a short overview of a project, mainly to describe the project goals, innovation, targeted business impact and consortium. Project Outlines which are positively evaluated are invited for the second stage;
  2. Producing a Full Project Proposal (FPP):
    This FPP describes the project plan and how the project will be executed and managed. Approved FPPs will receive the ITEA label.

The public authorities are fully involved in the evaluation and labelling of projects. After labelling (or earlier dependent on national procedures), partners can apply for funding through their national public authorities. The ITEA label is endorsed by all Eureka Member Countries.


ITEA is a non-profit organisation financed by project contributions, for more details, see the ITEA Contribution Rules.

Time schedule ITEA 3 Call 7

Opening of the Call 7 September 2020
Online ITEA Project Outline Preparation Days 2020 7-11 September 2020
Deadline for submission of Project Outlines 10 November 2020 (17:00 CET)
Letter of Intent 24 November 2020
Announcement of POs invited for FPP submission & rejected POs 11 December 2020
FPP preparation Check the FPP instruction videos here
Deadline for submission of Full Project Proposals 15 February 2021 (17:00 CET)
Declaration of Acceptance (DoA) 1 March 2021
Announcement of labelled and rejected FPPs 31 March 2021
National funding applications Q4 2020 - Q2 2021