Knowledge Transfer Experiments FAQs
SMART4ALL Second Open Call
Application submission starts on 15 March 2021, 00:00 CET
Submission deadline is 15 June 2021, 18:00 CEST
1. What is KTE about?
KTE stands for Knowledge Transfer Experiments. A KTE is a short 3-month internship experiment where a Sending organisation will send a member of its staff to a Host organisation based in a different country in order to transfer a certain knowledge related to the SMART4ALL technologies and verticals. Beneficiaries will be provided up to EUR 8,000 to cover mobility allowance for implementing the internship.
2. Who can apply to the KTE Second Open Call?
The following types of organisations are eligible to participate in the call:
● Universities and other Academic Institutions.
● SME and Slightly Bigger Companies, as defined in the EU recommendation 2003/361. Slightly Bigger Companies are defined respectively as organisations with a staff headcount below 500 employees and a turnover below €100M.
● System Integrators and/or Technology Providers, i.e. any type of organisation specialised in technology transfer or system integration, serving the needs of end-users, provided they can be categorised in one of the two previous types of beneficiaries.
3. Can two Academic entities apply to KTE Open Call?
Any SMART4ALL Open Call requires that, at least, one entity is an SME/Slightly Bigger Company and that this entity is the leading partner. Therefore, two academic entities cannot apply together.
The possible combinations are:
4. How do I find a partner to apply with?
Through the SMART4ALL Matchmaking & Partner Search Service you have access to SMART4ALL ecosystem for:
● Matchmaking among technological partners as well as between technological and business parties, based on specific requirements, offerings, and characteristics.
● Partner search for SMART4ALL Open Calls.
5. Can I still apply if I can not travel due to Covid-19 restrictions?
Yes, beneficiaries who cannot travel due to Covid-19 restrictions will have the option to change the amount of the financial support to a lump sum of up to EUR 6,000. In these cases, the experiment could be executed remotely. This decision can only be made prior to the signature of the Sub-Grant Agreement (SGA). After the SGA has been signed, no changes will be allowed and the beneficiary will have to carry out the experiment as per the agreement.
6. Can I apply if I don’t have a company or I am not a staff member of any Academic / Industrial organisation?
No, you must own or take part of a legal entity to apply to this KTE Open Call. You must be a staff member, meaning:
For an Academic Organisation:
- Early-Stage Researcher (ESR): a Researcher without a PhD and less than 4 years of experience;
- Experienced Researcher (ER): a Researcher with a PhD or more than 4 years of experience.
- Other researcher (holding a Master’s degree or higher) employed in third level education institutes, research infrastructures, non-profit organisations and charitable (scientific) foundations and public research centres.
For an Industrial organisation:
- Managerial staff
- Technical staff
- Innovation staff (i.e. Internet technologists)
- Other staff
7. Can I apply if I am a collaborator of one of the partners of the SMART4ALL consortium?
No, applicants shall not have any actual or/and potential conflict of interest with the SMART4ALL selection process and during the whole internship program. All cases of conflict of interest will be assessed case by case.
8. Does the staff member have to spend the whole duration of the internship in the host organisation premises or can he/she spend some time in the sending organisation?
By its nature and its short duration, the staff member has to spend the 3 months in the host organisation premises. A proof of travel will be required (outbound and inbound), in the form of tickets of flights, trains or other means of international transport. However, beneficiaries who cannot travel due to Covid-19 restrictions will have the option to change the amount of the financial support to a lump sum of up to EUR 6,000 and execute the experiment remotely. This decision can only be made prior to the signature of the Sub-Grant Agreement (SGA). After the SGA has been signed, no changes will be allowed, and the beneficiary will have to carry out the experiment as per the agreement.
9. What is the technology and verticals behind SMART4ALL?
SMART4ALL focuses on CLEC, i.e. low-energy computing technologies applied in four SMART4ALL verticals with European leadership and strategic importance, including but not limited to the following SMART4ALL competence fields (see summarised table below, the complete one being available in the Guide for Applicants):
|DIGITIZED TRANSPORT||DIGITIZED ENVIRONMENT||DIGITIZED AGRICULTURE||DIGITIZED ANYTHING|
|1. Green Transport
2. Smart mobility
3. Shared mobility
5. New platforms for efficient
6. Automotive electronics
7. Autonomous vehicles
8. Connected vehicles
9. Streamlining transport using big data
10. Aeronautics and space applications
11. Transport and Logistics
12. City Transport Mapping
3. Critical Infrastructure monitoring
4. Smart Hospitals
5. Water Polution monitoring
7. Energy management
8. Environment monitoring
10. Wild/migratory animals monitoring
11. Smart industry
12. Data processing & data
|1. Smart farming
2. AI inspired agriculture
3. Information based site specific applications
4. Demand driven, sustainable agriculture
5. Mobile plant, soil and environment sensors
6. Sensor networks – EU wide – cross-border
7. Field robotics and automation systems
8. UAV based agriculture and plant monitoring
9. Selective plant protection
10. Closed nutrient cycles
11. Agricultural decision support systems
12. Zero-energy food systems
13. Circular economy
14. Water, Energy and Food (WEF) efficiency
15. Revalorisation of agricultural waste
|1. Human-machine Interaction|
2. Digital Education
3. Industrial Automation
4. Machine Learning
5. Market Intelligence
6. Medical and Health Applications
7. Active & Healthy Ageing
8. Support for disabled persons
10. Data Mining and Big Data
11. Personal security
12. Additive Manufacturing (3D printing)
13. Augmented and Virtual Reality
14. Audio/Video Processing
15. Location-based Technologies
16. Web and Mobile Applications
17. Wireless Sensor Networks
18. Disaster management
19. Digital heritage
21. Rehabilitation, wellness, fitness