Guide for Applicants

Win 60,000 Euro for a Pilot of up to 6 Months

We are looking for European Startups and SMEs building the Next Generation of IoT

IntellIoT’s mission is to enable the execution of semi-autonomous IoT applications for AI-enabled systems. Today, IntellIoT keeps building an ecosystem united by a shared vision committed to privacy, security, and trust, in which the intelligence of humans and devices can seamlessly intertwine. The consortium’s projects aim to overcome the limitations of traditional cloud-centric IoT, such as unreliable connectivity, privacy concerns, or high round-trip times.

For the wider applicability of the IntellIoT framework into new application domains, the second Open Call invites SMEs and startups from the following target domains: energy, construction, and smart cities. The six Open Call winners will join the IntellIoT consortium for pilots of up to 6 months to integrate IntellIoT components into their IoT solutions. To do so, six SMEs will receive grants of up to 60,000 euros.

Our Focus Domains


Including Smart Grids,  sustainable energy generation & distribution.


Including green building, safety monitoring and resource tracking.

Smart City

Including logistics, smart homes and smart mobility.

Get inspired by our existing use cases.

The IntellIoT Framework

Infrastructure Management

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Why join the programme?


Receive up to 60,000 Euro per SME to apply the IntellIoT framework.


Get access to a pan-European innovation network


Explore novel business models and exploitation opportunities for your solutions


Work with top-shelf experts on innovative next-generation IoT applications

Eligibility criteria:

  • SME incorporated in the EU or one of the Horizon 2020 associated countries: Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Georgia, Iceland, Israel, North Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, UK and Ukraine.

  • An SME according to the definition of the European Commission: 1) Staff headcount: <250; 2.) Turnover: <50m Euro or balance sheet total: <43m Euro.

  • no subsidiary or affiliated party of one of the consortium members

Guide for Applicants

Please find here all the information you need for your application. Get the full overview of key pillars and components, explore the detailed eligibility criteria and get familiar with the application process.



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Do you have any other questions? Or maybe you’d like to talk to us before applying? Sure thing! Contact our Open Call Coordinators from Startup Colors via intellIoT(at)


IntellIoT is a pan-European Research and Innovation Project, supported by the European Commission, as a part of the Horizon2020 programme. The project aims to develop a reference architecture and framework, enabling IoT environments for semi-autonomous IoT applications. The IntellIoT consortium consists of 13 partners, spread across 9 countries. We facilitate two Open Calls to involve Startups and SMEs in the framework development process.
The second Open Call takes place between October 1st, 2022 and January 9th, 2023. Applicants are invited to submit a short outline of their technology and business proposition, highlighting how they may integrate the IntellIoT framework in their solutions. Focus domains are ENERGY, CONSTRUCTION and SMART CITY. External evaluator will review the applications and identify 6 companies who will join the project and receive grants of up to 60,000 Euro.

We are looking for European Startups, Scaleups and SMEs developing innovative solutions the can be enriched by the  IntellIoT components. You should be ready to integrate our IntellIoT components and keep the results of the pilot project alive until the end of the project in September 2023.

Joining a pan-European Research and Innovation project has many perks.
You will get access to a well-established innovation network and ecosystem. You will work with top-shelf experts on innovative next-generation IoT applications that can change the market. It is also a significant growth opportunity for your organisation — you will explore novel business models and exploitation possibilities for your solutions.
Finally, you will receive equity-free funding of up to 60,000 Euro.

To be eligible for the Open Call, your company needs to be considered a Startup or SME, as per definition by the European Commission, which you can find here.
In addition, you need to be incorporated in one of the member states of the EU or one of the Horizon2020 associated countries (the list of countries is available here).
IntellIoT partners and their related entities — or entities in which IntellIoT partners have shares or other interests — are entirely excluded from participating in the Open Calls.

For more information about the eligibility criteria, please read the Guide for Applicants.

No. Each proposal must be submitted by a single applicant, consortia are not allowed. 

Yes, we do. You will receive funding to work with us. Within the Open Call 2, up to 6 SME will receive up to 60,000 Euro for execute an up to 6-month pilot.

The above amount is the maximum total funding that can be applied for and received by one company. We will ask you to describe the expected work plan for the 6-month pilot and the budget required for its successful execution within the application form. This description will be a factor in the decision on granting the funding.

The application period for our Open Call 2022 starts on October 1st 2022, and ends on January 9th, 2023 at 16:00, Central European Time. After that deadline, no applications will be considered or accepted for the Open Call 2022.

Unfortunately – no. This Open Call is dedicated only to organisations that are already incorporated.

Your application must be submitted online through the IntellIoT Open Call submission platform on F6S. Proposals submitted by any other means will not be considered.
If you don’t have a profile on F6S yet, you will first have to create one. The application process is very simple: you answer the questions by filling the form online. You can save your proposal and come back to work on it again later. There is also the option to upload supporting documents. Just make sure your application is completed and submitted before the deadline — otherwise, we can not consider it.

The following sections are defined in the submission platform:

  • General and company information
  • Solution description
  • Integration with IntellIoT
  • Industrial relevance and impact
  • Team & Work plan
  • Usage of resources and costs

You can find additional guidance about what information we are concretely looking for in the Guide for Applicants.

The evaluation and selection process of the Open Call is designed to create an open, accountable, multi-step selection process based solely on the merit of the submitted application. All submissions shall receive the same opportunity.
Projects will be evaluated in 3 phases: an eligibility check, an evaluation by at least two independent experts, and a final consensus meeting. Selected teams will sign a sub-grant agreement with the consortium, which will include all the terms of engagement.

The independent experts will evaluate all eligible proposals according to the following criteria:

  • Integration with IntellIoT 
  • Impact and sustainability
  • Technical excellence
  • Quality of implementation
  • Quality of the team
  • Economic fairness

All criteria will be evaluated on a scale from 1-6.  The threshold for all criteria is 4 points. Proposals that fail to reach these thresholds will not be considered for the funding. For more details on the criteria and process, please read the Guide for Applicants.

We will do the eligibility check immediately after the application deadline on January 9th, 2023. If we determine that you are not eligible for the funding, we will inform you about our decision around mid-December. Eligible applications will then be reviewed by the independent experts, and we expect to inform you about the final selection in February 2023.

The duration of the pilot projects is up to 6 months, starting in February/ March 2023.

Firstly, make sure to carefully read the Guide for Applicants. It’s a document with all the information necessary to apply.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to the Open Call Coordinators via

Open Call Documentation

Please find here all the information you need for your application. Get the full overview of use cases and the exemplary contributions, explore the detailed eligibility criteria and get familiar with the application process.

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