ITEA 4 is the Eureka Cluster on software innovation
ITEA 4 is the Eureka Cluster on software innovation
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Online ITEA PO Days 2021, 13-16 September

Let's get connected!

300+ potential project partners | presentations of innovative project ideas | constructive consortium building |
dynamic online workgroup sessions | interactive networking opportunities

On 13 September 2021, ITEA, the Eureka Cluster programme on software innovation, will open its first ITEA 4 Call for project proposals in conjunction with the Online ITEA Project Outline (PO) Preparation Days 2021 on 13-16 September.

Here below you can find more information about the programme, registration and the ITEA Project idea tool. Click on one of the buttons to jump directly to the related webpage.

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Online ITEA PO Days 2021: we look forward to connecting (with) you!

Each year, ITEA opens a Call for innovative collaborative R&D projects in the domain of software innovation. ITEA Call 2021 will open on 13 September 2021 in conjunction with the Online ITEA Project Outline Preparation Days (PO Days) 2021, an inspiring brokerage event which will be held from 13-16 September. You are invited to join us!

Although we would have loved to come together with the ITEA Community again, the health of our members is our number one priority. The current situation with COVID-19 still prevents us from organising a physical event this time. But last year's Call and Online PO Days have once again proven the agilty of the ITEA Community and delivered the same number and quality projects as the Calls before, so COVID-19 certainly can't stop us from innovating!

Connect with us and your potential project partners at the Online ITEA PO Preparation Days 2021

The Online ITEA PO Preparation Days 2021 will be a four-day event that will enable you to:

Don’t delay your registration and benefit from the Early bird registration fee!

The participation fee for the Online ITEA PO Days 2021 is 100 EUR, but if you register before 1 August 2021, you can benefit from the Early bird fee and only pay 75 EUR! (non-refundable). The number of registration spots is limited, so if you plan to participate in the Online ITEA PO Days 2021, do not miss this opportunity and register now!

Online tools to shape your project proposal and consortium

ITEA Call 2021 will open on 13 September, but you can already start preparing your project proposal right now!

Since several years, ITEA offers a state-of-the-art online tool set to shape project idea(s) and to help identify potential project partners to build consortia. In the Project idea tool, project ideas can be uploaded and viewed (NDA protected) and via the Partner search tool interesting potential project partners can be invited to join your consortium. If you are interested in joining an idea, you can send the project idea leader a request to join and leave a message in the comment field of that specific idea.

For the Online ITEA PO Days 2021, extra features are created to facilitate the online event and project creation. On the (registration and NDA) restricted Online ITEA PO Days 2021 webpages you will be able to find:

  • Posters and pitches of uploaded project ideas
  • Contact details of the initiators of project ideas
  • An overview of the scheduled workgroup sessions, where ideas will be discussed and further elaborated with potential project partners
  • Presentations and instruction videos on:
    • How to benefit from the Online ITEA PO Days 2021
    • Project Call overview
    • How to shape your Project Outline
    • How to submit a PO using the ITEA project submission tool
    • Financial and legal aspects
    • National priorities and eligibility criteria
  • Links to the webinars that will be organised during the Online ITEA PO Days 2021
  • And during the Online event a 1:1 and group chat/video call application will become available which enables you to easily get in touch with other participants

Interested or expert on Smart Energy?

The best innovation projects often start from clearly stated customer or end-user requirements. To create such strong innovation projects that address the key challenges, ITEA organises once a year an international customer and end-user workshop. This year the ITEA international customer and end-user workshop will focus on Smart Energy. End July, a full report on the workshop can be downloaded in the ITEA Call 2021 Project idea tool. It can possibly serve as valuable input for your project ideas as the workshop focusses on actual customer needs.

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Our experienced Community members tell you why it is important to participate in the ITEA PO Days

Mix between speed dating and a hackathon

The PO Days event is an opportunity to do what I call a mix between speed dating and a hackathon at the same time, to come up with an idea that we wouldn’t be able to come up with ourselves.

Patrick Mandic - Mavennet Canada

Train departure

It's actually like being on a train station and the PO Days prepare for the departure of the train. There are several wagons in which you can ride. Once the train has started rolling, you can still climb in, but it becomes increasingly difficult.

Frank Golatowski - University of Rostock

Spirit of open innovation

The ITEA PO Days are an excellent networking event. There is a real spirit of open innovation and collaboration. Having discussions with peers can lead to interesting results for all concerned. Some proposed project ideas, which at first seemed to be out of scope for us, turned out to be a perfect opportunity to match our needs with the needs of others.

Andy De Mets - Barco

Improvement of project proposals

The PO Days offer the opportunity to strengthen project proposal consortia or to join project proposals of others. Together with these possible partners, the objectives of the project proposals are improved during the different group discussions.

Frank van der Linden - Philips

Visioning a future world

If you attend the ITEA PO Days regularly, you see how ideas are evolving to products in some years. And afterwards the ITEA PO Days are not only days to participate in R&D projects, but also days for visioning a future world.