17/08/2021

Open Call - WeNet: The Internet of Us


WeNet was launched in January 2019 to empower machine-mediated diversity-aware social interactions. The main objective of the Open Call is to extend the impact of the WeNet project:

  • by involving additional institutions,

  • by increasing the diversity in terms of communities of users and data collected,

  • by collecting further data to feed the WeNet Research Infrastructure (RI),

  • by exposing a larger number of individuals and communities to the WeNet vision and tool,

  • by fostering the creation of a community of innovators around the WeNet platform,

  • by collecting feedback from early adopters on the usability, usefulness, and ethical implications of the WeNet platform and RI.

At least five project proposals will be funded within the scope of the WeNet Open Call.

Submission to the Open Call opens on 12 JULY 2021 (12:00 CEST) and closes on 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 (12:00 CEST)

THE OPEN CALL TRACKS

The WeNet Open Call is organised around 3 tracks. Each track targets a different set of objectives, has a different budget and different project duration:

  1. Track A – App (6 months)

    Develop a new use case, a new app and run an experiment (collect data)

  2. Track B – Data (4 months)

    Re-use an existing WeNet app and run an experiment (collect data)

  3. Track C – Open Track (6 months)

    This is a free track, where proposals that do not fit Track A or B, but are relevant for the Open Call scope, can be submitted

FINANCIAL SUPPORT PROVIDED

This Open Call will provide a total of € 250.000,00 in funding. Each application can be funded with:

Track type

Maximum financial support

Track A – App

up to € 50,000

Track B – Data

up to € 25,000

Track C – Open Track

up to € 50,000

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 

The WeNet Open Call is aimed at:

  • Startups;

  • Small and medium-sized enterprises;

  • Large enterprises;

  • Universities;

  • Research centers;

  • NGOs;

  • Foundations and other non-profit entities.

Only Applicants legally established in any of the following countries are eligible:

  • Member States of the European Union, including their overseas departments and outermost regions;

  • Associated Countries according to the updated list published by the EC;

  • Third Countries according to the updated list published by the EC; (Third

  • United Kingdom under the conditions set by the EC for H2020 participation at the time of the deadline of the call.

 

HOW TO APPLY?

The submission is done through the WeNet dedicated webpage.

 

TIMELINE

Submission to the Open Call opens on 12 JULY 2021 (12:00 CEST) and closes on 30 SEPTEMBER 2021 (12:00 CEST).

Dates for the different phases of the programme are outlined below but may be subject to change if any modifications in the project’s schedule occur.

SUPPORTING MATERIAL AND KIT FOR APPLICATION

NEED MORE INFO? READ THE FAQs HERE

Also, feel free to contact us at opencall@internetofus.eu. We welcome your questions and feedback!