IMAGINE-B5G, a Smart Network and Services (SNS) Project, aims to implement an advanced, accessible, secure, and programmable end-to-end (E2E) 5G platform for large-scale trials and pilots in Europe by leveraging the best breed of B5G features. The project has already shortlisted seven verticals and corresponding stakeholders related to:
In total, the IMAGINE-B5G will run 3 open calls:
The objective of IMAGINE-B5G is to provide an advanced open platform for large-scale trials and pilots in Europe for 5G. The platform aims to demonstrate the automation (based on artificial intelligence) of the 5G mobile core and use case components, as well as the dynamic and automated adaptation of the network to changes in the public cloud or edge cloud. The 1st Open Call to participate will be open until the 1st September 2023, 5pm CET.
In the first open call, third parties are invited to present proposals:
The call is open to all EU member states and associated countries. While it may be advantageous in some aspects to be in close proximity to the project facilities, it is not a requirement. The project facilities are located at:
More info about the project facilities is provided in the official website of the project.
Applicants must fill in the feasibility check (template) and send an email to the open call mailing list with this template. IMAGINE-B5G will then carry out the evaluation of the feasibility and will get in touch with the applicants if more information is needed. The process can take 7-10 days. IMAGINE-B5G will then send the result of the feasibility check to the applicant. If the feasibility check is approved, the applicants will upload the result of the feasibility check along with the proposal to the submission portal.
Before the official submission of the application, applicants must be of having a preliminary ok from the facility they are planning to work with. The proposal template can be found on the website of the project.
Each Project will be evaluated by a team of internal and external evaluators. This team will be appointed based on the expertise of the evaluators on the topic, while avoiding any conflict of interest.
The project will implement two ranking lists in order to fund two categories of stakeholders, including SMEs, scaleups and start-ups, and other (Academia, research, etc.) projects at 50% / 50% of budget.
The awarded projects in Open Call 1 have different maximum funding levels to be granted per project depending on the type of the open-call project, and number of team members (up to maximum of two), as follows.
The payments to the participants will be made to the project coordinators on the following schedule using a Lump Sum Model:
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