The record number of 43 Project Outlines (POs) that were submitted in ITEA 3 Call 3, on 27 October 2016, clearly demonstrate the high interest of industry to participate in our bottom-up and industry-driven R&D programme. Furthermore, the total effort of 4743 PY is the highest in ITEA 3.
These numbers are in line with the results of the Project Outline Preparation Days that took place on 13-14 September 2016 in Paris. During this event we already had a record number of participants and ideas presented. 77% of the 43 submitted ITEA 3 Call 3 POs initially used the online Project Idea Tool, evidently showing the power and importance of this networking tool and the PO Days for ITEA participants.
The attractiveness of the ITEA programme is also confirmed by the PO submission evaluation survey results which indicate that that 100% of the project leaders that answered the survey (24 out of 43) would recommend ITEA to a colleague or a friend.
On 1 December, 27 projects with a total of 3583 PY from 23 countries, were invited to submit a FPP. We would like to wish all invited project consortia good luck in preparing the FPP! Please note that the deadline for FPP submission is 14 February (17:00 CET). If you have any questions concerning the FPP submission please contact the ITEA Office.