INNOWWIDE is launching a call for experts with relevant expertise in areas such as technology and innovation transfer, market research, internationalization and accessing new markets.

Information for 2nd Call

The functioning of INNOWWIDE is entirely dependent on the evaluations performed by our individual experts. Experts use their skills and knowledge within their field of expertise to provide objective assessments. They ensure that only the best ideas have the opportunity to receive public funding.

Experts must have an excellent understanding of international collaborative RTDI planning and project implementation, dissemination and exploitation strategies (post-RTDI business development), appropriate target market areas and routes to those markets.

Please note that the evaluation work is performed entirely in English, hence the experts must be able to effectively communicate and write in English.

More specifically, experts must comply with at least five years of experience in some of the following areas:

  1. Co-creation and technology uptake facilitation (innovation and technology transfer services):
  • Definition of a joint R&D project for co-creation or technology adaptation with a local subcontractor or other local partner(s)
  • Analysis of the IP environment
  • Technology scouting and novelty verification, technology valuation, technology legal situation analysis, technology protection & valorisation strategy design
  1. Market prospection
  • Accessing new markets, internationalization of SMEs, improving SME competitiveness, improvement of investment readiness – coaching, mentoring…
  • Administrative and legal business environment, administrative and legal FTO/due diligence verification, business analysis & planning, new business opportunities, strategic and project management
  1. Research experience
  • Brand engagement and positioning, concept development, trend watching, customer insight, user experience, product innovation, message development
  • Competition analysis, observational studies, risk analysis, segmentation study, case studies, focus groups, in-depth interviews, experimental studies, survey design

The INNOWWIDE Call 2 Evaluation process will start in April 2020 and finish in May 2020.

Experts will have to confirm their availability within this period.

INNOWWIDE uses a two-stage remote evaluation process to evaluate submitted applications:

> Stage 1: Individual VAP Evaluation by two remote independent experts, one of them acting as rapporteur in charge of drafting an Evaluation Consensus Report (CR).

> Stage 2: High-level Experts Review Panel (ERP) oversight, dealing with, successively:

  1. VAPs without CR and/or strong discrepancies between evaluators at stage 1. ERP will produce those lacking from stage 1 together with their corresponding scoring.
  2. Stage-1 CRs and scores oversight to detect potential inconsistencies. CRs-scores alignment
  3. Assessment of the financial situation of applicant SMEs for final high-scored, above threshold proposals with clear options of being funded
  4. Final score adjustment of VAPs with equal scores and nearing the funding threshold
  5. Further Ethics clearance, wherein those VAP proposals failing to comply with Ethics requirements will be discarded.

 

The ranking list stemming from the Ethics scrutiny will be the final one elevated to the INNOWWIDE CSA General Assembly (GA).

The EUREKA Association is the INNOWWIDE consortium member in charge of the entire evaluation procedure, in particular the expert recruitment and selection management.

In order to be selected as individual expert or member of the Experts Review Panel (ERP), expert candidates must first register in the EUREKA Expert Database (EED): https://expert-community.eurekanetwork.org/#/register

Already registered experts in the EED wishing to participate in the INNOWWIDE Call evaluation must check that their profile is up to date before April 2020. They can access their EED profiles with the following link: https://expert-community.eurekanetwork.org/#/

Note: Creating a profile in the Eureka Expert Database (EED) will also give you an opportunity to participate in other EUREKA initiatives in the future.

Applications for experts are open. Apply here:

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Information for 1st Call

The functioning of INNOWWIDE is entirely dependent on the evaluations performed by our individual experts. Experts use their skills and knowledge within their field of expertise to provide objective assessments. They ensure that only the best ideas have the opportunity to receive public funding.
All individuals with at least five years of experience in some of the following areas:
  1. Co-creation and technology uptake facilitation (innovation and technology transfer services):
    • Definition of a joint R&D project for co-creation or technology adaptation with a local subcontractor or other local partner(s)
    • Analysis of the IP environment
    • Technology scouting and novelty verification, technology valuation, technology legal situation analysis, technology protection & valorisation strategy design
  2. Market prospection and research experience
    • Accessing new markets, internationalization of SMEs, improving SME competitiveness, improvement of investment readiness – coaching, mentoring…
    • Administrative and legal business environment, administrative and legal FTO/due diligence verification, business analysis & planning, new business opportunities, strategic and project management
    • Brand engagement and positioning, concept development, trend watching, customer insight, user experience, product innovation, message development
    • Competition analysis, observational studies, risk analysis, segmentation study, case studies, focus groups, in-depth interviews, experimental studies, survey design
Please note that the work is performed entirely in English, hence the experts should be able to communicate and write effectively in English.

The evaluation process will start in early June 2019 with a total duration of 7 weeks.

  • First stage: 10th June 2019 – 28th June 2019
  • Second stage: 1st July – 19th July 2019

INNOWWIDE uses a two-step procedure to evaluate submitted application. During the first stage, two independent experts remotely evaluate the proposals following the INNOWWIDE criteria.

Proposals with equal scores close to the funding limit (as defined by the ranking list) proceed to the Review panel composed of two experts tasked with determining the final ranking position of these applications. Experts for the Review panel are selected from the pool of independent experts eligible for the first stage.

The experts for evaluating VAPs will be selected from EUREKA’s Expert database.

Are you already registered in the database and want to participate? Here are the next steps:

  • Make sure your profile is up to date before June 2019. You can access your profile with the following link: https://expert-community.eurekanetwork.org/#/
  • You will be able to confirm your availability via email you will receive from EUREKA in April or May 2019
  • Selection and assignment of experts in early June 2019
  • First stage evaluation starts mid-June 2019
  • Second stage evaluation will take place in July 2019

Applications for experts are open. Apply here: