PULSATE opens its first open call: 1st Technology Transfer Experiments Open Call for Innovative Laser-based Solutions

8 February 2021

PULSATE opens the first Technology Transfer Experiments (TTE) Open Call for Innovative Laser-based Solutions. Laser-Based Advanced and Additive Manufacturing (LBAAM) can radically change many industries and provide maximal benefits towards flexible manufacturing and highly digitalized production environments. LBAAM technology is particularly beneficial for the sectors like aerospace, automotive, medical devices, industrial machinery, customised electronics, and textiles and clothing.

Applicants of this Open Call should address the development and implementation of technology and systems applicable to laser-based equipment for Advanced and Additive Manufacturing market within the following areas of experimentation:

  • Laser equipment integration, interoperability and robust automation;
  • Technology for cost effective laser-based manufacturing;
  • First part right and zero-defect laser-based production;
  • Flexible technology for small to large batches;
  • From CAD to PLM: data integration and flow.

Benefits of applying for the Open Call

Selected TTEs will become part of the 13-month PULSATE Support Programme during which PULSATE partners will offer a full set of technical and business mentoring services to scale up the experiments. The main results achieved from the execution of the experiments will include the development of innovative laser-based equipment, processes, ancillary equipment and software, looking for solutions particularly adapted to flexible production environments, typical in SMEs, and the digital tools which improve the productivity, flexibility and traceability, lowering the entry barriers. The Technology Transfer Experiments have to be proposed by a Consortium including minimum 2 SMEs and/or slightly bigger companies acting as Technology Provider and at least one Manufacturing Company (end user). The main benefit for each participant of the experiment will be:

  • For the supplier: a new product ready for the manufacturing sector needs
  • For the end-user: the validation of a prototype system applied to its specific operational environment

On top of that, each experiment will be funded with a grant of up to 150,000 EUR.

Open Call
Submission & Open Call Process

Submissions are possible from 8 February 2021 until 22 April 2021. Submission is available through the application form available on: https://pulsate-tte.fundingbox.com/ PULSATE will select 10 Technology Transfer Experiments (TTEs) during the 1st Open Calls. The selection of the open call proposals will be carried out in a five step process. The final step is a Jury Day, where finalists will present their experiments to Jury.

Open Call website: https://pulsate-tte.fundingbox.com/

Open Call helpdesk email: pulsate.help@fundingbox.com

PULSATE website: https://www.pulsate.eu/


PULSATE emerges as an initiative to promote a Pan-European Network designed to boost the adoption of LBAAM manufacturing technologies through the uptake of advanced digital tools, reaching the European SMEs and slightly bigger companies by means of a Digital Agora that works as a Single-Entry Point.

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