Selection criteria for Project Outlines and Full Project Proposals

ITEA Project Outlines and Full Project Proposals will be evaluated and selected according to the following criteria:

  • Relevance to the ITEA Programme

  • State-of-the-art:
    • Is the technology state-of-the-art properly described?
    • Does the proposal document how the project relates to and/or builds on results of, and differentiates from, other (completed or running) cooperative projects?
    • Is there an adequate “Market Analysis” section (including competitors’ description)?
    • Are the market opportunities clearly documented for each partner?

  • Innovation:
    • Is the innovation described in relation to the State-of-the-Art and is the project innovative enough?
    • Are the future potential products or services identified?
  • Expected impact:
    • Are the objectives clearly quantified and is it explained how results will be measured?
    • Are the concrete final results as well as the expected impact clearly described and credible?

  • Exploitation
    • Is there an adequate description of the exploitation prospects?
    • Are the management expectations from, and involvement with, software- or system-engineering related activities clearly described for the companies that are not software tool vendors?
    • Is there an adequate description of a standardisation plan (whenever standardisation is a key factor for successful exploitation)?
    • Is there an adequate description of the dissemination plans (e.g. communication towards future customers, publications, etc.)?

  • Consortium (key players and co-operation added value)
    • Is the value chain properly described?
    • Is the positioning of the participants along the described value chain documented?
    • Is there sufficient R&D competence and business power in the consortium?
    • Is the mix of partner types (i.e. large industrial players, SMEs and universities or research institutes) appropriate?
    • Is the mix of countries in accordance with the EUREKA rules?
    • Is the added value of each partner's contribution described and convincing?
    • Does this consortium help the partners to achieve their goals (business and technological)?
    • For projects having software- or system-engineering related activities: are software tool vendors participating? If not, is a justification provided?

  • Project management and work plan
    • Is there an adequate work plan?
    • Is there an adequate project management plan?
    • Are the role and contributions of each partner clearly defined?
    • Is it planned to update/extend, in the course of the project, the state-of-the-art described in the FPP and to make its latest description a public deliverable?
  • Effort justification
    • Is there a convincing “Rationale for Funding” in each country in the project?
    • Is the total effort in line with the work and the objectives to be achieved?
    • Is the effort of each partner in line with the work to be done?
  • Contacts with Public Authorities
    • Were the Public Authorities contacted?


PO stage

For the PO evaluation, the main focus is on four criteria:

  1. State-of-the-art & Innovation
  2. Expected impact & Exploitation
  3. Consortium (key players & cooperation added value)

FPP stage

For the FPP evaluation, in addition to the PO stage criteria, the following should be taken into account:

  1. Project management & work plan
  2. Effort justification
  3. Contacts with PAs