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First ORCA Open Call for Extension - ORCA-OC1-EXT
Deadline: Nov 15, 2017  

 Electronics and Microelectronics
 IT Applications
 Mobile technology
 Industrial Engineering
 Internet of Things (IoT)


The ORCA project hereby announces its first Open Call for Extensions which focuses on the development of missing functionalities to extend the ORCA software and hardware platforms. In particular, this first call targets four extensions:

  • EXT1 – End-to-end slicing support for SDR and SDN
  • EXT2 – LBT functionality on FPGA as an IP core
  • EXT3 – RAT interworking on NS-3 based SDR Prototyping Platform
  • EXT4 – Digital self-interference cancellation for in-Band Full Duplex

You can find more information about the ORCA testbeds here.



Project full nameORCA – Orchestration and Reconfiguration Control ArchitectureProject grant agreement number732174Call identifierORCA-OC1-EXTCall titleFirst ORCA Open Call for ExtensionSubmission deadlineWednesday the 15th November 2017, at 17:00 Brussels local timeFeasibility and Relevance check deadlineWednesday the 8th November 2017, at 17:00 Brussels local time

technical feasibility and relevance check is required before submission. This feasibility and relevance check will be carried out by the ORCA members responsible for the facilities, radio hardware platforms, and software platforms involved.

It is essential that the proposing party gets in contact with the ORCA partner in charge of the testbed which are intended to be used for the proposed Extension, to discuss its feasibility and relevance within the ORCA federation and the related specific requirements. Each proposing party must therefore identify a possible Patron either by contacting an appropriate ORCA partner (see section 4 of the Open Call document) or through opencalls@orca-project.eu, in case support is required for selecting an appropriate partner.
The proposing party must submit its draft proposal to the Patron by Wednesday the 8th of November 2017, at 17:00 Brussels local time using the submission portal.  In this draft proposal at least sections A, B and C needs to be fully completed. The feedback will be provided by the Patron at the latest by Tuesday the 14th of November 2017 at 17:00, and must be copied into section D of the proposal template



  • Total budget for Open Call 1 for Extension: 300 000 €
  • Maximum budget per Extension: 80 000 €
  • Expected number of Extensions to be funded: 4
  • Guaranteed support: 80 000 € (An extra budget of typically € 4500 per Extension will be allocated to the ORCA consortium partner acting as Patron for guaranteed support)

Requirements related to the proposer

  • Proposers must be eligible for funding in H2020 projects.
  • Proposals will only be accepted from a single party.

A proposer can only be selected for funding for one proposal, even if the proposer submitted multiple proposals that are ranked high enough to be selected for funding. In the latter case, the proposer may be given the opportunity to choose the one to be retained for funding.



  • Language in which the proposal must be submitted: English
  • Proposals must follow the provided template (see Section 5.1 Open Call and Appendix A to the same document)
  • Proposals (draft as well as final proposals) must be submitted through the online submission form at the bottom of this page






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