FAQ

faq

What does a complete submission include?

Based on the SME proposal template applicants can describe (limited to 10 pages) their innovative BDLT deployment. This description of work will be the main document (besides the administrative information and a short company/team description) to be reviewed by the evaluators.

A complete submission includes the following documents:

  • Part 1: Administrative Data Sheet (incl. signed consent forms of all partners and Ethics and security self-assessment)
  • Part 2: Technical Description – Proposal Template, including the budget (max. 10 pages)
  • Part 3: Company/Project Description and CVs

In which format can I submit my documents?

Proposals must be submitted in English. Please respect the following formatting constraints: Times New Roman, Arial or similar, at least font size 11, page size A4, margins (2.0 cm side and 1.5 cm top and bottom), at least single line spacing.

Are there any submission limitations?

Please follow the structure of the template when preparing your proposal. It has been designed to ensure that the important aspects of your innovation and planned work are presented in a way that will enable the evaluators to make an effective assessment against the award criteria.

If you upload a proposal longer than 10 pages (including cover page and executive summary), excess pages will be made invisible and will not be taken into consideration. Please, do not consider the page limit as a target! It is in your interest to keep your text as concise as possible, since evaluators rarely view unnecessarily long proposals in a positive light.

Which activities can be covered by the Blockpool Open Call funding?

The subgrant of maximum 30,000 Euros is meant to cover the following activities: • Software development, Blockchain and DLT coding expertise as a grant for living cost (max. 60% of the total funding) of team members (or intra-muros consultants), i.e. if an applying SME involves technology support or DLT expertise.

  • Travel costs to minimum 2 Blockpool.eu Bootcamps and the final conference (max 10% of the total funding.
  • Commercialisation (min 20% of the total funding)
  • Grant administration (max 10% of the total funding)

Please note, that the part of the grant related to living costs (max. 3,000 EUR per team member per month), specifically for Blockchain and DLT coding expertise, is granted for a maximum of 10 months, and as long as the staff member is part of the project team.

How to submit the proposal?

Proposals have to be submitted before the 26th of February 2020, 5:00 PM CET. All proposals submitted after this deadline will not be taken into account.SMEs proposal submission will be exclusively in electronic form:

•    Proposals should be submitted via https://blockpool.eu/open-call/
•    Proposals will also be accepted by email to: submission@blockpool.eu

Please note, only one proposal will be accepted for funding per SME, i.e. only one proposal per SME will be evaluated. In the case of a multiple submission by a SME, only the last one received (timestamp of the system) will enter our evaluation process, the rest being declared as non-eligible.
If the last submitted proposal is declared then non-eligible or fails to reach the thresholds of the evaluation, the other proposals submitted earlier will not be considered for evaluation in any case.

Who can apply?

Any European SME.

What is an SME? Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are defined in the EU recommendation 2003/361.

Only applicants legally established in any of the following countries will be eligible:

The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their outermost regions;
The Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to the Member States;
H2020 Associated countries: (Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands, Ukraine, Tunisia, Georgia and Armenia)..

General notice for UK applicants

In conformity with the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement*, the UK and persons or entities established in the UK continue to be eligible to receive Union funds under actions carried out in direct, indirect or shared management, which implement Union programmes and activities committed under the MFF 2014-2020 until the closure of those Union programmes and activities. Restrictions may, however, apply for security-related reasons or concerning financial instruments. When such restrictions apply, these will be clearly specified in the call for proposals.
* Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community