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:
- 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
- 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
- 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:
- 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.
- Stage-1 CRs and scores oversight to detect potential inconsistencies. CRs-scores alignment
- Assessment of the financial situation of applicant SMEs for final high-scored, above threshold proposals with clear options of being funded
- Final score adjustment of VAPs with equal scores and nearing the funding threshold
- 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.