FITMAN Phase III Webinar-Questions received during the webinar
1) How many SMEs is FITMAN targeting?
Key performance indicators (KPIs) are not yet defined but basically any and all SMEs working in ICT for manufacturing are targeted.
2) Where can the methodologies presented during the webinar be found?
The methodologies presented during the webinar are developed in Deliverable 8.3. More information can be found at: http://www.fitman-fi.eu/phase-iii-package/information-for-phase-iii-bidders/methodologies-and-tools/fitman-smes-innovation-preparation-first
3) When is the FI-PPP Phase III Call 3 deadline?
The FI-PPP Phase III deadline for consortia is the 10th of December. Successful consortia will issue information on their Open Calls later next year (after May 2014). (Further information available at: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/fi-ppp-phase-3)
4) Is there a limit on consortia participants?
That will depend on the size of the budget submitted, but the partners might be maximum 6. Since at least three countries must be represented in each consortium, at least three participants are needed.
5) How much funding is there for Phase III?
In total, 100M Euros is available, to be distributed between up to 20 consortia.
6) Should SMEs be included in Phase III?
The Phase III call for consortia aims at intermediaries who will target SMEs in their Open Calls next year, although this does not preclude SMEs from participating in a bid to engage as a consortium. SMEs will be engaged through the Open Calls that the successful consortia will launch later next year. Those bidding to run a consortium should demonstrate capacity on running Open Calls, and financial robustness. (Further information available at: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/fi-ppp-phase-3)
7) Various questions on FITMAN Open Call were received.
There is a difference between Phase III of the FI-PPP and the FITMAN Open Call. The latter requires the participation of new partners to carry out certain tasks within the FITMAN project. The former aims at supporting projects which will build on and expand the core platform of projects of Phase I and II and involve SMEs and web entrepreneurs through Open Calls.
All information on FITMAN Open Call can be found at: http://www.fitman-fi.eu/open-call-1
The following email can be used for addressing questions: FITMANOpenCall@txtgroup.com
8) Is a copy of these slides available?
The slides are available here.
The slides are also available on Slideshare [link].