Monday, April 23, 2018

2nd Open Call

2nd Open Call announcement (October 2015)

This is an announcement for the 2nd Open Call for proposals.

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Call Objectives:

Through the Open Call procedure, the partners that will be selected based on the selection criteria described in the Annex 2 of the Guide for Applicants, will enter the FLEX consortium.   The FLEX project is looking through this Open Call for cutting edge research experiments using LTE and beyond equipment and existing tools. Details about the testbed infrastructure that will be available to the experiments selected through the 2nd Open Call procedure, are given in Annex 1, of the 2nd Open Call Description.

The experiments proposed for evaluation should address one or more of the following objectives:

  • Experiments leading to LTE protocol enhancements and their real world evaluation over the FLEX infrastructure.
  • Novel architectures based on LTE, complying with the 5G notion.
  • Experiments enabling benchmarking of the LTE components used in FLEX.
  • Testbed software extensions to the FLEX infrastructure by using open source LTE components, interoperable with the existing FIRE control and management tools adopted by FLEX.


Call Information:

The FLEX project 2nd Competitive Open Call is looking for proposals for innovative experiments, complying with the following information:

Overall Budget: € 900,000
Number of experiments to be funded: up to 10
Maximum Commission Funding per proposal: € 100,000 for innovative experiments
Number of partners per proposal: The target number of participants per proposal are 1-2
Type of participants: The profile of participants is academics, industrial or SMEs active in the domain LTE research, that need to run experiments to further test, evaluate and optimize their solutions. The rules of participation are indicated in the Guide for applicants
Duration of the experiment: The maximum allowed duration of each experiment is 12 Months 
Language of the proposal: English
Call deadline: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 at 17:00h CET (Brussels time)
Contact for information on this call: Prof. Thanasis Korakis (UTH), 
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The proposers:

  • must be eligible for participation in the EC FP7-projects
  • 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)

 Useful Documents:


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

Q: Could an existing FLEX partner write a letter of support for a proposal?

A: No.

Q: Is there any budget distribution per testsite or this depends on what is considered in the  accepted proposals?

A: No. There is no budget distribution per test site. 

Q: Could one proposal include two experiments from two different test sites? Is the interoperability testing eligible?

A: Yes. Experiments running on two different test sites can be submitted in one proposal. Additionally, a proposal can focus on the benchmarking of applications in more than one test sites.