Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

The financial support to each Third Party will not exceed € 60.000.

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Other legal entities that participate in Horizon 2020 by carrying out some tasks in an action, but which do not sign the Grant Agreement (including entities linked to the beneficiaries) are considered as “third parties involved in an action” (Article 8 of the Annotated Model GA). They are not bound by the terms and conditions of the Grant Agreement and consequently, the European Union (represented by the Commission or another funding body) has no obligation vis-à-vis third parties. If necessary to implement the action, beneficiaries may use contracts and sub-contracting for the purchase of goods, works or services, in-kind contributions provided by third parties and also linked third parties carrying out tasks under an action.

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OneNet Open Call will fund up to 9 Third Parties.

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The third parties will receive their grant on a rolling basis throughout the project. Third parties will receive pre-financing of up to 25% of their respective total funding amount for project work commencing. Further payments will be made upon successful completion of milestones and deliverables.

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OneNet Open Call is looking for up to 9 SMEs that will introduce new services for the network operators and the household consumers by adopting the OneNet infrastructure and framework. 

Applicants are asked to submit proposals under one of the 6 scenarios published in the Guide for Applicants. Please advise Annex 1-6 of the Guide for Applicants for technical details.

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Yes, this Open Call is part of EU-funding project, so there should be a clear distinction between direct and indirect costs. Each proposal should include justifications of costs and resources. Checking the consistency between these costs and the expected work of the experiment will be part of the evaluation of application services.

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Yes you can apply with a PIC number that was not valided yet.

As for VAT, OneNet project charges nothing. It is a research funding directly from EC. You shall follow the national procedures.

Eligibility & Entry Process

No, consortia cannot participate. Only single legal entities can apply for funding.

No, universities are not eligible to receive funding.

Only one proposal per applicant can be submitted. If more than one proposal per applicant is identified, only the first one which has been submitted in order of time will be evaluated.

OneNet Open Call is open to start-ups and SMEs with legal entity in a member state of the European Union, a H2020 associated country or in a H2020 International Cooperation Partner Country (ICPC). Entities have to possess a validated Participant Identification Code.

Please check the list of eligible countries in the following link.

Please see pp.4 of the Guide for Applicants for the definitions.

Υes, OneNet is a Η2020 project.

Apply Process

No, at the time of submission, the entity can apply with the provisional PIC.

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No, the proposals will only be evaluated after the end of the Open Call. Until then, even if you have already submitted your proposal, you will be able to resubmit it.

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The ‘Guide for Applicants’ is the main reference document for the OneNet Open Call. It provides detailed information about the application process, the requirements of the evaluation and the selection process. All necessary materials that accompany the Guide for Applicants document are uploaded on the OneNet Open Call portal.

Additionally, an Open Call Helpdesk service is available for any queries you may have related to the application process (eligibility rules, application form information requests, etc). You can access the Open Call Helpdesk here

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The maximum length of the proposal is 10 pages. Please read carefully the instructions in the Proposal Template document available here .

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Only the proposal template. The declaration of honor will be required from the selected applicants during the contracting.

Category: Apply Process

Yes you can apply with a PIC number that was not valided yet.

As for VAT, OneNet project charges nothing. It is a research funding directly from EC. You shall follow the national procedures.

Evaluation & Selection Process

The submissions will be evaluated by OneNet Consortium Experts according to expertise and competences concerned.

The selected Third Parties will sign the Contract Funding Agreement with the Cascade Funding Partner on behalf of the OneNet Consortium. The Contract Funding Agreement includes clauses on (i) the conditions of transfer and usage of the cascade funding, (ii) the IPR rules, and (iii) other collaboration mechanisms.

Evaluation criteria are in line with the EC’s evaluation criteria and are described in section 6.2 of Guide for Applicants which is available for download here .

The evaluation procedure will last 30 business days after the closure of the deadline. All applicants will be notified by email no later than 11th of March 2022.

Participation in the Program

Selected Third Parties will be supported during the development of their proposals by OneNet Consortium. A Mentoring Team (consisted by Consortium Partners) will assist the whole period of the development phase the funding proposals, providing support for technical/business issues. Selected Third Parties will receive from Consortium partners an initial briefing to discuss and focus the services to be developed during the development period. Selected Third Parties are able to contact the Mentoring Team on per-need basis on technical and business matters. The Mentoring Team will monitor on timely basis the progresses of the proposals in order to ensure the proper execution of the planned work.

The IP to the results are owed by either the OneNet Consortium partners or Third Parties that generate them. The IP to the OneNet infrastructures and services made available for Third Parties’ proposals will be exclusively owned by the respective OneNet Consortium Partners. Detailed IPR terms and conditions will be stated in the Contract Funding Agreement.

Unless otherwise required by law, as an innovator, the funded Third Party will be acting as (joint) data controller in respect to the personal data collected and processed for your service. This means that it will be liable for compliance with the applicable data protection laws.

Funded proposals will start at the earliest on the 2nd of May 2022. The deadline for the final report and documentation is expected no later than six (6) months after the beginning of the funded proposals’ development.

Yes, the ownership of all material, documents or information created by the selected Third Parties, via the OneNet cascade funding, will remain with the selected Third Parties. Results are owned by the party that generates them. Intellectual Property Rights Policy will be stated in detail in the Contract Funding Agreement. Provisions concerning joint ownership of the results of the funding projects will also be outlined on the above document.

Access Rights to Background and Results may be requested by the selected Third Parties from an OneNet Partner only in certain cases and under certain conditions clearly stated at the Contract Funding Agreement.

The payment will be released directly after the successful submission of the reports.

The financial support follows the EU scheme: 70% for for-profit organisations, 100% for non-profit organisations and 25% overhead for indirect costs.

Legal notice

The answers provided in the FAQs are neither an agreement, nor a promise of any kind, and have no legal value. You should carefully review all terms and conditions of the Guide of Applicants before submitting your proposal.

Our initiative is to keep this information timely and accurate. If errors are identified, we will try to correct them. However, the OneNet Consortium disclaim any and all liability that may results from relying on the FAQs. The FAQs are:

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