Open Calls FAQ
Vicinity Open Calls Frequently Asked Questions :
The size of required test scenarios depends on the complexity of the integrated infrastructures and the nature of the application (e.g. specific non-functional requirements). Also, it is important - independent on the size - that integrated infrastructure elements in the end have impact on the VICINITY platforms such as enabling new services, but also by addressing a broader and larger public.
Yes, it is possible to perform tests in a laboratory.
No, you do not have to connect the test scenario with an existing one. This is open. The existing uses cases are: Buildings and Smart Transport, Neighbourhood Smart Parking Assisted Living , Smart Energy and buildings, eHealth and Smart Building. However, possible connections might improve impact. For further information visit http://vicinity2020.eu/vicinity/content/pilot-use-cases
As maximum 4 proposals will receive funding. Proposals will be evaluated as submitted by reviewers and a panel according to the criteria mentioned in the call.
There is not YET a V2V use cases, but smart transport. Use cases proposed in the Open call are not constrained or limited to existing ones. This is open.
There is no constraint on the size of the infrastructure. Devices does not need to be commercialized, however their potential for commercialization and their maturity might have impact for VICINITY and other evaluation criteria.
Both options are elegible, VICINITIY will evaluate the compliance with the evaluation criteria; one of them is the impact on the VICINITY platform.
We are allow several options after the project life to guarantee the sustainabilty (Open community, education platform, etc.). The proposal might explain how sustainable impact of the action is achieved.
The next Open call will address value added services.
All kind of communication channels are accepted as long as the project implements an adapter to VICINITY. We already have several adapters that cover such low-level protocols.
In VICINITY project we address interoperability via adapters. We have in the backlog to provide the example of a FIWARE adapter.
The second call is to be described in summer. It addresses services on the VICINITY platform, taking profit of the platform and connected infrastructures.
VICINITY Nodes like many IoT nodes does not need to have permanent connectivity to platform. When a VICINITY Node is not connected its services is not available in peer-to-peer network.
Indirect costs should be included in the budget, you should take into account that the whole amount required should not exceed 60,000.00 €. To calculate indirect cost Horizon 2020’s rules apply “In all cases indirect costs will be covered by a flat rate of 25% of the direct costs”