Project details


Project title

Advanced tools and equipment: collaborative robots & wearable mobile machines (TD3.8)

Country Programme / Action Plan
Call for proposals / Grant notice
14 Feb 2020


14 February 2020


21 April 2020



Procurement type




Funding Agency

EC - European Commission


Afghanistan, Algeria, American Samoa, Angola, Anguilla, Argentina, Aruba, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Congo (Brazaville), Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gabon, Gambia, The, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Indonesia, Iran Islamic Republic, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, South, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Micronesia, Federated States of, Mongolia, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Caledonia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine / West Bank and Gaza, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Island, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland / Kingdom of Eswatini, Sweden, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (British), Wallis and Futuna, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Advanced tools and equipment: collaborative robots & wearable mobile machines (TD3.8)

ID: S2R-OC-IP3-03-2020

Type of action:
Shift2Rail-RIA Research and Innovation action

Deadline Model : single-stage

Deadline: 21 April 2020 17:00:00 Brussels time

Horizon 2020
Horizon 2020 Website

Work programme: H2020-JTI-Shift2Rail-2020

Work programme year: H2020-JTI-Shift2Rail-2020

Call name:Shift2Rail JU call proposals 2020

Call ID:H2020-S2RJU-2020

Topic Description

Specific Challenge:
For the full topic description, please refer to Annex II of the 2020 Annual Work Plan (2020 Call for proposals for non-JU members).

Topic conditions and documents

Topic for non-members of S2R JU

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

Full description of the topics : Shift2Rail 2020 Annual Work Plan (Annex I call for S2R members, Annex II call for non-members).

1. Eligible countries: described in Annex A of the H2020 Work Programme.

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in Annex B and Annex C of the H2020 Work Programme and in the Shift2Rail 2020 Annual Work Plan.

Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the proposal template in the submission tool below.

3. Evaluation
•Evaluation criteria, scoring and thresholds: described in Annex H of the H2020 Work Programme and in the Shift2Rail 2020 Annual Work Plan.
•Submission and evaluation processes: described in the Online Manual.

4. Indicative time for evaluation and grant agreement: maximum 8 months from the deadline for submission.

5. Proposal templates and model grant agreements (MGA):

Proposal templates for members and non-members are available after entering the submission tool below.

Multi-Beneficiary Model Grant Agreement
Mono-Beneficiary Model Grant Agreement
H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement

Standard Evaluation Form

6. Additional provisions:

Horizon 2020 budget flexibility
Technology readiness levels (TRL) – where a topic description refers to TRL, these definitions apply.

Financial support to third parties

Members of consortium are required to conclude a consortium agreement, in principle prior to the signature of the grant agreement.

7. Open access must be granted to all scientific publications resulting from Horizon 2020 actions.

Where relevant, proposals should also provide information on how the participants will manage the research data generated and/or collected during the project, such as details on what types of data the project will generate, whether and how this data will be exploited or made accessible for verification and re-use, and how it will be curated and preserved.

Open access to research data
The Open Research Data Pilot has been extended to cover all Horizon 2020 topics for which the submission is opened on 26 July 2016 or later. Projects funded under this topic will therefore by default provide open access to the research data they generate, except if they decide to opt-out under the conditions described in Annex L of the H2020 main Work Programme. Projects can opt-out at any stage, that is both before and after the grant signature.

Note that the evaluation phase proposals will not be evaluated more favourably because they plan to open or share their data, and will not be penalised for opting out.

Open research data sharing applies to the data needed to validate the results presented in scientific publications. Additionally, projects can choose to make other data available open access and need to describe their approach in a Data Management Plan.

Projects need to create a Data Management Plan (DMP), except if they opt-out of making their research data open access. A first version of the DMP must be provided as an early deliverable within six months of the project and should be updated during the project as appropriate. The Commission already provides guidance documents, including a template for DMPs. See the Online Manual.

Eligibility of costs: costs related to data management and data sharing are eligible for reimbursement during the project duration.

The legal requirements for projects participating in this pilot are in the article 29.3 of the Model Grant Agreement.

8. Additional documents:

Shift2Rail 2020 Annual Work Plan.

Shift2Rail Master Plan

Adopted Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan (27 November 2015)

Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP) - Part A (09 November 2017)

Shift2Rail Multi Annual Action Plan (MAAP) - Part B (14 November 2019)

Shift2Rail Establishment Regulation

Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation

Horizon 2020 Regulation of Establishment

Horizon 2020 Specific Programme

Additional documents

•Questions & Answers Release 1: 16 January 2020_en en
•Questions & Answers Release 2: 04 February 2020_en en

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