€3.2 million Open Call funding available
The Zero Defects Manufacturing Platform (ZDMP) project team invites you to apply for your share of €3.2million EC H2020 Funding split over 2 separate Open Calls aimed at European SME software developers, tech companies and manufacturers to create, test, validate and/or integrate innovative zero-defect solutions for Industry4.0 using the ZDMP components, services and platform.
Call 1 is now closed. Call 2 will open August-September 2021. Please register with us to be informed when it is open.
Call Total Budget
Number of Calls
March-April 2021, August-September 2021
Duration of sub-projects
August 2021 to April 2022, January 2022 to September 2022
Expected Projects Awarded
20-30 with roughly 1/3 in Call 1 and 2/3 in Call 2
Lump-sum Payments, 70% funding
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Open Call 1
Call opens 1st March 2021, Call closes 30th April 2021 @ 17:00 CET
In the first of our Open Calls – launching on 1st March 2021 and valued at 1,000,000 Euros – we intend to award between 10 to 15 sub-projects for SME technology providers, SME or start-up software developers, and/or companies of any size from either the manufacturing or supply chain domains to undertake activity in the following areas:
Activity Area 1
Sub-projects for the development of digital manufacturing components and services for the ZDMP platform.
Sub-projects that develop new components or solutions that can be integrated into the ZDMP platform, or which combine/extend the functionalities of existing ZDMP components. In this type of sub-project the focus is on:
Developing new Design-time / Run-time zero-defect smart manufacturing components that can be integrated with the ZDMP Platform and/or Marketplace (must be substantially different from those developed within the ZDMP project)
Developing new AI/Machine Learning solutions and new algorithms for zero-defect smart manufacturing processes (must be different from those developed within the ZDMP project)
Development/Extension of existing ZDMP platform and/or components in order to provide added value to the platform and/or to reach new Industry4.0 domains (outside of ZDMP pilot domains – Automotive/Electronics/Machine Tools/Construction)
To create new components for the enhancement of the ZDMP platform, to provide new services to Industry4.0 and to give the opportunity to sub-project participants to build high quality components by leveraging existing functionalities and capabilities of the ZDMP platform.
Activity Area 2
Sub-projects to improve the ZDMP ecosystem by connecting multiple stakeholders, with a focus on:
Integration of existing 3rd Party zero-defect smart manufacturing Design-time and Run-time components / services with the ZDMP Platform.
Integration/Interoperability of third-party platforms, including SMEs/Manufacturers with micro platforms, with the ZDMP platform.
Integration of existing ZDMP components with third party processes / components / tools / services in new manufacturing domains/scenarios.
To extend ZDMP platform functionality by integrating with existing components, services, or platforms.
Activity Area 3
Sub-projects for validation and/or testing of ZDMP platform and components in digital manufacturing domains.
Typically, validation/testing experiments will involve several components (which may include the platform itself). These sub-projects have a focus on:
Functional validation of ZDMP components InCloud and/or OnPremise – eg workflows, UI, integration with other ZDMP components, algorithms, data acquisition.
Scenario Validation: Deploy and run ZDMP components in a range of smart manufacturing domains/scenarios – eg ‘real-world’ validation using real-world data, security.
Technical Validation of ZDMP platform and components – eg Message Bus, API Gateway, SSO, marketplace etc.
Performance Testing of ZDMP components in a range of smart manufacturing domains/scenarios – eg AI model prediction & result testing, security, data acquisition & ingestion.
Usability Testing of ZDMP components InCloud and/or OnPremise – eg. certificate integration.
To test and validate ZDMP platform and components in additional use cases / domains / environments (Cloud vs Premises) in order to ensure the quality of ZDMP offerings to the broader community of end-users.
For all Activity Areas, ZDMP will welcome submissions from either:
Single SME Applicants or,
Small Consortia of a maximum of two partners led by an SME.
In the case of (1) the consortium must consist of either another SME or an academic/research partner or large organisation. Academic/research partners and large organisations must be in a clear supporting role only (eg. an SME manufacturing/supply chain company (lead) and a large technology provider; or an SME technology company (lead) and a large manufacturer).
All sub-projects will be funded from 50,000 to 150,000 Euros to complete a 9 month period of work (Fixed Duration).
You can find more information about this Call by following the links below: