Open Calls

First Open Call is now closed :


VICINITY Open Call Summary


Project VICINITY received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation under grant agreement no 688467 and launched its first Open call on March 15th 2018 for recipients of financial support.

The first open call closed on June 15th, 2018 at 17:00 Brussels time. Forty Five (45) proposals have been received.

The proposals originate from the following countries: Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and United Kingdom.

Among the proposers were universities, Research centers and SMEs. 

The evaluation of proposals by External Experts and the final selection will be undertaken during June-July 2018.

Stay tuned, the Second Open call will be launched at the end of this Year.

Open call webinar

Information and Material of VICINITY 2020 Open call webinar that was held on 11 of April 2018 can be found in the call material page


The types of activities to perform that qualify for receiving financial support are:

  • Integrate a new IoT infrastructure into VICINITY;
  • Co-operate with the VICINITY partners to demonstrate of the open call project’s results within the duration of the proposed project;
  • The proposal must explain how the IoT infrastructure supports existing use-cases, services, and/or business models in VICINITY, or new ones, and/or undertake co-creation activities.

Financial support will be provided to individual SMEs, large companies, research institutes, and public authorities such as (city) communities, which are - established in an EU Member State or in an Associated Country which is qualified and is compliant with the rules of participation H2020.
Only one entity per proposal will be admitted, so activities in co-operation with other organisations will not be considered eligible.

"The first VICINITY call focuses on infrastructures integration and does not cover costs related to infrastructures acquisition. We anticipate that infrastructure network of sensors and other types of equipment should be already installed or available. We recommend that the proposed budget for equipment should not exceed the 5% of the total budget for the project.