Call: Smart applications for transport- SESAR-DEMONSTRATORS U - works
|Type of Fund||Direct Management|
|Description of programme |
"Connecting Europe Facility for Transport"
The Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) for Transport is the funding instrument to realise European transport infrastructure policy. It aims at supporting investments in building new transport infrastructure in Europe or rehabilitating and upgrading the existing one.
Trans-European Networks for Transport (TEN-T) policy objectives foresee:
CEF Transport focuses on cross-border projects and projects aiming at removing bottlenecks or bridging missing links in various sections of the Core Network and on the Comprehensive Network (link), as well as for horizontal priorities such as traffic management systems.
CEF Transport also supports innovation in the transport system in order to improve the use of infrastructure, reduce the environmental impact of transport, enhance energy efficiency and increase safety.
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Smart applications for transport- SESAR-DEMONSTRATORS U - works
|Description of call |
"Smart applications for transport- SESAR-DEMONSTRATORS U - works"
The Digital Sky Demonstrators (DSD) on U-space and urban air mobility, supported by the new regulatory framework and a set of new standards, will support the implementation of U1/U2 services across Europe ensuring safety and interoperability. U-space will have to integrate seamlessly with the ATM system to ensure safe and fair access to airspace for all airspace users.
U-space is expected to have a profound socio-economic impact, enabling the creation of a new marketplace for U-space service provision and accelerating the advent of the drone and urban air mobility economy. The objective of the digital sky demonstrators is to accelerate the transition towards deployment of a number of U-space services and capabilities:
Themes and priorities:
To successfully address the expected outcomes, all or some of the following sub-R&I needs should be addressed:
The objective of these demonstrations is to ensure that the service definition is coordinated across Europe and that early movers are incentivised in order to accelerate the uptake (R&I need: Mature basic U-space services).
Activities that can be funded:
The activities shall address up to TRL-8. This covers:
Standardisation and Regulatory activities
The demonstrators shall be closely connected to the standardisation and regulatory activities. Early engagement with the regulator during the demonstration process can significantly de-risk subsequent issues related to regulatory needs, approvals, safety assessments etc. for the SESAR solutions under scope. With this in mind EASA and/or NSA involvement through the partners shall be envisaged at the level of advising on the suitability of the safety assessments as well as risk and hazard identification and mitigation approaches required for the solution. The potential need for future rulemaking to support the eventual implementation of the solution shall be identified along with the development of standards through the EUROCAE process. The work of the project shall then be appropriately focused on delivering the material that could form the basis for this standardisation and regulatory development.
The following two specific deliverables addressing the regulatory activities and standards will have to be provided by the Digital Sky Demonstrators in order to guarantee the adequate consideration by the projects of the needs to coordinate closely with EASA and EUROCAE:
Airspace Users contribution
The proposed topic will require the contribution from Airspace Users (AUs). It is expected that the proposals will therefore include the required AU contribution.
Demonstrators will take place in live operational environments and put to the test the concepts, services, technologies and standards necessary to deliver the digital European sky. This will help create buy-in from the supervisory authorities and operational staff, providing tangible evidence of the performance benefits in terms of environment, capacity, safety, security and affordability.
The establishment of a Europe-wide network of large-scale digital sky demonstrators offers a viable means to build confidence and bridge from research, through industrialisation to implementation.
The Digital Sky Demonstrators shall deliver their full results no later than end of Q3 2025. Projects should normally range up to 36 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).
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|Thematic Focus||Mobility & Transport/Traffic , Digitisation, ICT, Telecommunication|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
|Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
|Eligible applicants||Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Public Services, Other, National Government, Start Up Company, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association|
|Applicant details|| Proposals shall be submitted by: |
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
|Project duration max||36 months|
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Proposal page limits and layout:
|Type of Funding||Grants|
|Financial details|| |
The available call budget for Actions related to smart and interoperable mobility – General envelope (CEF-T-2021-SIMOBGEN) is EUR 400,000,000.
The costs will be reimbursed at the funding rates fixed in the Grant Agreement (maximum 50% for the costs of studies, maximum 70% for the costs of works in outermost regions and maximum 50% for all other costs categories (‘project funding rate’)).
Maximum EU-contribution: For the Digital Sky Demonstrators on U-space and urban air mobility the maximum EU requested contribution per proposal is limited at EUR 7 Mio.
|Submission||Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. Paper submissions are NOTpossible.|