The DIH4CPS-consortium has now launched their first Open Call for proposals, which will close on the 31st of August 2020.

DIH4CPS invites mini consortia to receive financial support (up to  180 000 € for 18 months Application Experiments) for experiments related to the field of Cyber physical and embedded systems (CPES). Each experiment´s consortium must consist of at least one DIH currently enrolled in the EC DIH Catalogue (or plan to be enrolled).

Experiments in sectors where Cyber Physical and Embedded systems are underdeveloped are of special interest.

The scope of the first Open Call is to attract Application Experiments that apply CPES providing a demonstrable positive economic impact on SMEs in their geographical region or industrial sector. This includes replicable experiments that would, for example, lower production costs, influence product development or increase revenues or improve management procedures in similar SMEs. A successful application should deliver a roadmap that convincingly demonstrates the Application Experiment´s contribution to the economic recovery of SMEs from the COVID-19 crisis. 

The types of activities that qualify for receiving financial support are experiments focused at enhancing capabilities of European Start-ups, particularly SMEs, to launch innovative products or services with advanced digital technologies in the field of CPES. The following technological topics will be of interest (but not limited) to the open call: 

• Digital twins
 The concept refers to a replica of physical assets, processes, devices or systems allowing for real time optimization. Examples of applications of this technology can be found within various sectors, such as healthcare or manufacturing. 

• Augmented reality
This topic refers to the technology behind the interactive experience of real-world environment enhanced by computer-generated perceptual information. Common sectors for this technology include healthcare, entertainment, tourism and architecture. 

• Artificial Intelligence
Human decision making and control over physical systems could in various applications be replaced with mechanisms related to artificial intelligence. Customized artificial intelligence developments are also used for Big Data Analytics. Algorithms based on artificial intelligence have a broad spectrum of applicability, including proactive maintenance, logistics and agriculture. 

• Dashboard controls 
Some industrial control systems and medical monitoring systems require surveillance and inputs from human operators. Providing the human operator with valid graphic information is key to the successful control over physical systems and processes. 
The DIH4CPS Open Calls will be handled using the EMS-platform, where all necessary information is uploaded:

There will be one more informative webinars for the Open Call.

Did you miss the last webinar? Don’t worry, there will be one more! The next webinar will be held at the 13th of August! 
Video recording and slides of the last webinar will be available soon.

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New version of the Open Call documents are available! You can access them by clicking on the Open Call Documents button.

We are searching for evaluators!

If you have experience in evaluation of proposals within EU-founded projects, and have the technological expertise within the field of CPES and DIHs, you could be eligible as an evaluator for this Open Call. Registration for experts will close on 17th August 17:00 CET. If you are interested to register as an expert, please upload your CV here:


If a proposal uses a deprecated version of the proposal template, it will be evaluated according to the respective evaluation criteria.