Results of the 1st Open Call

• 47 proposals were received, more than 50% from industry. 80% of experiments were service-oriented.

• 90% of the proposals requested for a funded budget around 150K€/190K€, with an oversubscription factor of 12.

• 2 experiments were selected:CityScript and SACCOM .

• 4 new partners will be added to the consortium:

o Centro di Recerca, Svilupo e Studi Superiori in Sardegna

o University of Reading

o Warsaw University of Technology

o Center for Research and Technology Thessaly (CERTH)

Experimenting with the Internet of Things in the context of the city

The SmartSantander project, currently active in the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research and technological development, announces the first Open Call for new project partners to submit proposal for experimentation on the project’s test facility.

Open Call Summary

The SmartSantander project is offering up to 200k EUR funding contribution for innovative applications and services, middleware developments as well as protocols and technologies that use the SmartSantander experimental facilities.

The aim is to stimulate, demand and establish a methodology of experimentally driven research as well as expand the service, protocol and technology offering of the platform towards experimentation, but also the public. The funding will be allocated through a series of open calls. The first open call opens 1st October 2011 and will close on 16th November 2011, targeting the Internet of Things and Smart City communities.

The SmartSantander is a unique experimental facility as it is deployed in a real city, with citizens using the services offered by the platform. It also strives to be the largest public Internet of Things test bed with a deployment of over 12,000 actuators, sensors and tags by the year 2013, with additional sites in Guildford, Belgrade and Lübeck adding another 8,000 sensors.

We welcome submissions targeting:

• Innovative applications/services in the framework of the smart city supported by IoT technology.

• Middleware developments bridging applications and technologies, allowing a plug and play approach.

• Protocols/technologies for maximising efficiency & sustainability of IoT deployments in the smart city.


The city and its partners welcome you to experiment on it!

Key Documents:

• Full Text SmartSantander-1-Open-Call


• Guide for Applicants


• Regulations for use of the facility


2nd FIRE "Open Calls" Information day

• Project Overview

• SmartSantander Project

• Information on 1st Open Call for Experiments


Call identifier: SmartSantander-1-Open-Call
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Call website:
Call open: The call will be open for submissions from 1st October 2011
Call deadline: The call closes on 16th November 2011 at 17h00 (Brussels time)
We inform you that the call has been closed.
Mail address for the submission of proposals: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (The subject of the mail should indicate the Call Identifier)
Expected duration of participation: January 2012 to December 2012
Maximum funding per experiment: Up to 200,000 Euros
Maximum funding for call: 600k Euros
Number of experiments: 3-5
Number of partners per experiment: 1-2 partners (typically)
Proposal submission language: English
Call objective: To expand the project’s service, protocol and technology offering towards future IoT experimentation as well as the public in the context of the Smart City.

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