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Deadline: 20 Sep 2018   CALL EXPIRED

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 Smart Cities
 Electronics and Microelectronics
 Urban transport


For this part of Call 2018-2-RIA, all rules explicitated above apply except:

Specific scope and objectives

The call will be open to only one Main Challenge (numbering is as per MASP):

9 Digital Industry, 9.3.2. Major Challenge 2 Implementing AI and machine learning, to detect anomalies or similarities and to optimize parameters.


Type of action: ECSEL Research and innovation action

The RIA proposals for this special topic are characterised by:


  1. The proposals should focus on applications that use the relevant technologies developed by the partners and the applications should be demonstrated under conditions as close as possible to real-life.
  2. Execution by a consortium consisting of leading European enterprises and research organizations in the field of the topic complemented with end-users
  3. The objectives next to the developed applications is to establish roadmaps, exploitation studies, business cases for those technologies
  4. A deployment plan showing how to develop and valorise the technology in a European context by European participants.



General Calls Information

In order to submit a project proposal, applicants must use the on-line tools provided for this purpose by the European Commission through its “Participant Portal”, which can be accessed through the Calls pages (pages become available on the day the Calls are opened):





All the documents related to the ECSEL JU Calls for Proposals 2018 are provided for the applicants convenience in the Calls 2018 Documents section on this website as well as in the Calls Pages in the Participants Portal. However, the templates (editable documents) for the proposals submission can only be downloaded for the Calls Pages in the Participants Portal when a draft proposal is created – models (pdf files) are provided just for the applicants’ information. Applicants are advised to check the Guide for Applicants to ECSEL JU Calls for Proposals before preparing and submitting their proposal.

H2020-ECSEL-2018-1-IA and H2020-ECSEL-2018-2-RIA are both two-stage Calls. Therefore, the submission of a Project Outline (stage 1) is mandatory. Only proposals having submitted a Project Outline and successfully passed this first stage evaluation (scored above threshold) will be allowed to submit a Full Project Proposal.

H2020-ECSEL-2018-3-CSA-Industry4.E and H2020-2018-4-CSA-Mobility.E are both one-stage Calls.

Full details of the topics open for proposals, terms and conditions for participation, funding budgets, funding rates, evaluation criteria (including weighing factors),etc. for each of the Calls are available in the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2018 (see the Calls 2018 Documents section).

Note that in 2018 in the H2020-ECSEL-2018-2-RIA-two-stage Call there is a Special Topic with a dedicated budget and specific conditions as described in the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2018. 

The detailed description of the focus areas/topics/major challenges is provided in the ECSEL MASP 2018 (Multi-Annual Strategic Plan (see the Calls 2018 Documents section).

Participants are strongly encouraged to carefully check which focus areas/topics/major challenges are open in each call and make sure their proposal is submitted in the correct place.

Applicants requesting national/regional/ESI Funding must contact the National Funding Authorities in their own countries as indicated in the Section 9 of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2018 before submitting the proposals to check their eligibility and conditions for receiving national/regional/ESI Funding.

Applicants from several countries are requested to provide a Part C (with information specific for the respective countries) – refer to Section 9 of the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2018 for more information. The Part(s) C require an encryption/password provided by the ECSEL JU office. The participants are kindly reminded to email the ECSEL JU office to get the password at

Applicants, who wish to propose a new ECSEL JU Lighthouse Initiative or to join an existing one are invited to do so by submitting the EoI (Expression of Interest) Lighthouse Initiative Template (“3-page document”) at the FPP Phase (second stage of the Calls). NO action is required at the PO Phase (first stage).


The tables below show the actual figures of the ECSEL Participating States commitments included in the ECSEL JU Work Plan 2018 as well as all received from them in the meantime. The figures below will be included in the future Work Plan 2018 update that shall be adopted by the Governing Board in due time.

Last Update: 15/02/2018

The overall EU budget (JU contribution) for Calls 2018 is: 174.93 M€ (1)

The budgetary figures given are indicative. The total public funds awarded by the ECSEL Joint Undertaking to projects arising from the Calls 2018, following the evaluation and selection of proposals, may differ from the total budget indicated above.

Estimated expenditures

EU Estimated expenditure for the Call 2018-1-IA: 110.00 M€ (1).

EU Estimated expenditure for the Call 2018-2-RIA:

    • all topics except the Special Topic: 53.33 M€ (1)
    • Special Topic: 10.00 M€ (1)

EU Estimated expenditure for the Call 2018-3-CSA-Industry4.E: 0.50 M€ (1)

EU Estimated expenditure for the Call 2018-4-CSA-Mobility.E: 0.50 M€ (1)

The National Budgets (including the national/ regional/ ESIF contributions) are indicated in the following table.

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