09-18-2019, 14:51

Open call to develop new XR solutions

XR4ALL is launching an open call to attract, select, and provide financial support to third parties to develop new XR solutions.

 

Interactive technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) are set to transform the ways in which people communicate, interact, and share information.

 

The XR industry has now reached a stage, following years of research and development, where technology has become commercially viable; however, the European XR industry is fragmented. In this context, XR4ALL is launching an open call to increase XR innovation through funding of research teams to develop new XR solutions.

 

Projects selected through the open call are able to receive a maximum of €50,000 by undergoing two support phases with specific deliverables. Once completed, projects will receive €10,000 for phase 1 and €40,000 for phase two. The specifics are as follows:

 

Phase1 – Concept validation (2 months): Projects in this phase need to expand upon and validate their concept from a business and a technical perspective. The funding for this phase is €10,000 as a lump sum. Only the projects which submitted the required deliverables for this phase, on time, and were evaluated to have sufficient quality will receive funding. Based on an evaluation at the end of the first phase, only the best rated projects will be admitted to the second phase and therefore be able to develop the proposed solution. XR4ALL expects to fund up to 50 projects in phase 1, from which up to 25 projects will be admitted to phase 2. Each of these projects will enter the first phase following selection after each one of the 4 cut-off dates.

 

Phase 2 – Development and integration (4 months): Projects admitted in this phase will undertake to develop a working version of the proposed solution, a tested Minimum Viable Product. Furthermore, the working version of the solution, or a limited functionality version, will be promoted on the XR Solutions Catalogue. The funding for this phase is €40,000 as a lump sum. Only the projects which submitted the required deliverables for this phase, on time, and were evaluated to have sufficient quality will receive funding.

 

The total funding to be sub-granted by XR4ALL is €1,500,000. This is broken down to a maximum of 50 projects in phase 1, receiving each a funding of €10,000 (€500,000 in total). Following phase 1, up to 25 projects will be admitted to phase 2 with a corresponding funding of €40,000 per project (€1m in total). The maximum amount granted per project is therefore €50,000.

 

Interested parties can apply before one of the 4 cut-off dates for the open call which are:

31/10/2019 at 17:00 (Brussels time)
31/01/2020 at 17:00 (Brussels time)
30/04/2020 at 17:00 (Brussels time)
31/07/2020 at 17:00 (Brussels time)

 

Click here for more information and to apply.

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