On 4 September 2018, ITEA, the EUREKA Cluster programme on Software Innovation, will open its fifth ITEA 3 Call for project proposals in conjunction with the ITEA Project Outline (PO) Preparation Days in Stockholm on 4-5 September.
You now have the chance to become part of the ITEA future! Join us at the Project Outline Preparation Days (PO Days) 2018, which will be held on 4-5 September in Stockholm. This year the PO Days will have a double focus: not only will we reflect on and celebrate 20 years of ITEA impact, but we will certainly look ahead as well, with the presentation of the next generation of successful projects at this year’s event. The PO Days event has proven to be the perfect stepping stone to kick-off your new R&D&I project in the Software Innovation domain; over 75% of the submitted POs in ITEA were presented first at this inspiring brokerage event.
In short, the ITEA PO Days 2018 will enable you to:
The participation fee for the PO Days is 200 EUR, VAT excluded (non-refundable). If you plan to participate in the ITEA PO Days 2018, do not miss this opportunity and register now! Availability is limited and each year this 2-day brokerage event is fully booked weeks before it takes place.
Previous years have proved to be so popular that we reached the maximum number of registrations weeks before the event, so please make sure you register in time!
Note: to participate to the PO Days you need to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
You can already get started for this Call by using the online ITEA Project idea tool and Partner search. It is highly recommended to start shaping your project idea(s), browse other project ideas (NDA protected) and identifying potential partners well in advance to optimise your preparation period before the opening of the Call on 4 September. This online tool set can also support you in preparing your project outline when you are interested in participating in our fourth Call but not able to come to Stockholm.
Please also check the tips & tricks from experienced project partners.
This year the ITEA international customer and end-user workshop will focus on Smart Communities. After the event end June, a full report on the workshop can be downloaded here. It can possibly serve as valuable input for your project ideas as the workshop focusses on actual customer needs.
It's actually like being on a train station and the PO Days prepare for the departure of the train. There are several wagons in which you can ride. Once the train has started rolling, you can still climb in, but it becomes increasingly difficult.
Frank Golatowski - University of Rostock
The ITEA PO Days are an excellent networking event. There is a real spirit of open innovation and collaboration. Having discussions with peers can lead to interesting results for all concerned. Some proposed project ideas, which at first seemed to be out of scope for us, turned out to be a perfect opportunity to match our needs with the needs of others.
Andy De Mets - Barco
The PO Days bring potential topics for my company. Next to that, it helps to maintain my network and it is an opportunity to catch new contacts which can evolve in cooperation. The fact that you meet people face-to-face, facilitates the future collaboration in my opinion.
Patrick Chombart - Dassault Systèmes
The PO Days offer the opportunity to strengthen project proposal consortia or to join project proposals of others. Together with these possible partners, the objectives of the project proposals are improved during the different group discussions.
Frank van der Linden - Philips
The PO Days help me to strengthen and extend my network and give me the opportunity to contribute to exciting Project Outlines.
Marius Bilasco - Lille 1 University
If you attend the ITEA PO Days regularly, you see how ideas are evolving to products in some years. And afterwards the ITEA PO Days are not only days to participate in R&D projects, but also days for visioning a future world.
Özer Aydemir - IOTIQ