ERTICO’s project SOLUTIONSplus has opened its second European Innovators Call after a successful first call in 2021. The call aims to foster collaboration between European innovators and the start-ups involved in the project’s urban living labs in Asia, Africa and Latin America through the SOLUTIONSplus “Start-up Incubator”.
With a total budget of €150,000 on offer, the call invites technological solutions and/or advice to advance the co-development of innovative and sustainable e-mobility solutions. The successful proposals will be integrated in the project’s demonstration actions.
Call respondents can apply with proposals related to technical advice on four topics (estimated €15,000 per contract):
- Engineering and design of Light Electric Vehicles (2-, 3- and 4-wheelers)
- Conversion of ICE vehicles into electric vehicles, via knowledge transfer, training, and development support
- Battery development and implementation (e.g. 2nd life batteries, battery casing, battery management, etc.)
- Charging equipment / infrastructure
Proposals on batteries, charging and related equipment are also accepted, including on the following five topics (estimated €25,000 per contract):
- Battery swapping equipment
- Battery testing equipment (e.g. laboratory power supply, rework station, battery impedance test equipment)
- Charging equipment for LEVs
- Other components
Start-ups, SMEs, research institutes and industries established in a Member State of the European Union and their outermost regions can participate in the call. Two applicants established in the UK are eligible under the conditions set by the European Commission for H2020 participation at the time of the deadline of the call.
Interested European companies can submit their Expressions of Interest (EOIs) in electronic format through this application form (Word document) by 9 September.
More information is available on the SOLUTIONSplus website.
The SOLUTIONSplus project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 875041.