Science Foundation Ireland

Funding Open Calls

CONNECT’s Professor Luiz DaSilva is coordinating a number of EU Horizon2020 research projects which currently have open calls.

These calls offer research funding opportunities to companies and academics.

Active open calls are listed below. If you have any queries, please contact

Eligible proposals must use the FUTEBOL tools and/or infrastructure for the implementation of the proposal. Selected experiments will receive a higher level of support from the FUTEBOL team than the usual support provided in Fed4Fire testbeds. Consequently, there is no funding available. Further details on the eligibility criteria, selection process, is available from the following URL:

Closes: 20 November 2017

ORCA – Orchestration and Reconfiguration Control Architecture

The ORCA project will distribute €1.79m via several Open Calls to financially support the involvement of Third Parties. At least 27 proposal will be selected: About 21 experiments and 6 extensions. Full details here.

Closes:8 November 2017 (Feasibility and Relevance check deadline, 5pm (Brussels local time).

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