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Participation

Current NEXPRESSO Calls

Type 2 and 3 Calls are now CLOSED.

The 3rd Type 1 Call for R & D Proposals has now CLOSED.

When Calls are open, proposals may be submitted via the Member's Area of the NEXPRESSO website. 

To access the Member's Area you must first register your interest in NEXPRESSO on the Sign Up page and then login after being assigned a Username and Password.  Membership of NEXPRESSO also ensures that you are kept informed about future Calls.

NEXPRESSO Call Types

Type 1:

Type 1 begins with a Call for components; component suppliers respond by submitting proposals for pre-competitive components and then universities respond by submitting R&D proposals using one of these components in a research project.

Type 1: Process for responding

  1. NEXPRESSO opens a call for components
  2. Component suppliers respond by submitting proposals for pre-competitive components
  3. NEXPRESSO lists those components on its website and announces these through mailings and newsletters
  4. Universities respond by submitting R&D proposals using one of these components in a research project
  5. NEXPRESSO evaluates and ranks the submitted proposals and selects the proposals with highest interest
  6. NEXPRESSO forms the cooperation team and formalizes the collaboration agreement between the company providing the component and the university chosen to perform the R&D project, so that there are milestones to track R&D progress and results
  7. NEXPRESSO orders and pays for the component according to the terms of the agreement worked out in step 6, arranging for shipment to the university
  8. The chosen university begins the R&D project and NEXPRESSO monitors progress to assure that the terms of the agreement are met


Type 2:

Type 2 is an open Call to European universities who wish to request new/improved photonic components from companies.  University researchers may request components that they would like to work on in NEXPRESSO R&D projects.

Type 2: Process - Component suppliers respond to submitted R&D requests

  1. NEXPRESSO opens a call for requests from universities
  2. Universities respond by submitting requests for components with improved characteristics or components not yet available on the market
  3. NEXPRESSO lists those requests on its website and announces these through mailings and newsletters
  4. Components suppliers respond by submitting component proposals to be offered for one of the listed R&D projects
  5. NEXPRESSO evaluates and ranks the submitted proposals and selects the proposals with highest interest
  6. NEXPRESSO forms the cooperation team and formalizes the collaboration agreement between the company providing the chosen component and the university chosen to perform the R&D project, so that there are milestones to track R&D progress and results
  7. NEXPRESSO orders and pays for the component according to the terms of the agreement worked out in step 6, arranging for shipment to the university
  8. The university begins the R&D project and NEXPRESSO monitors progress to assure that the terms of the agreement are met


Type 3:

Type 3 is an open Call to end-users who wish to see new/improved photonic components from companies being worked on by European universities.  End-users may suggest components and NEXPRESSO R&D projects that they would like to see.

Type 3: Process for responding to Requests from end-users

  1. NEXPRESSO opens a call for requests from possible end-users
  2. Possible end-users respond by submitting requests to universities to carry out evaluation or assessment of prototypes manufactured by component suppliers
  3. NEXPRESSO lists those requests on its website and announces these through mailings and newsletters
  4. Universities respond by submitting R&D proposals to carry out the request assessment
  5. NEXPRESSO evaluates and ranks the submitted proposals and selects the proposals with highest interest
  6. NEXPRESSO forms the cooperation team and formalizes the collaboration agreement between the company providing the chosen component and the university chosen to perform the R&D project, so that there are milestones to track R&D progress and results
  7. NEXPRESSO orders and pays for the component according to the terms of the agreement worked out in step 6, arranging for shipment to the university
  8. The university begins the R&D project and NEXPRESSO monitors progress to assure that the terms of the agreement are met


In order to participate in the NEXPRESSO Project, Device Providers and Device Recipients must first register and agree to comply with the project guidelines contained in the Call For Participation which also contains detailed instructions on how to make a Proposal, its content and format.

 

Benefits

Participation in NEXPRESSO is open to universities and companies in the European Union.  Participation will benefit both Device Providers and Device Recipients.

Benefits for Device Providers (Companies) are:

  • Technical evaluation of pre-prototype photonic devices by independent and unbiased experts in the technical field
  • Engagement with University Researchers which can also be extremely useful in a wider context than just the current project
  • Potential feedback on new applications of the evaluated device and possibly of other devices
  • Contact with University staff, students and post-graduates with the possibility of recruiting highly talented people
  • Recovery of marginal cost of providing devices

Benefits for Device Recipients (Universities) are:

  • Early access for researchers and students to photonic devices not yet available on the open market
  • Engagement with leading edge industry which can also be extremely useful in a wider context than just the current project
  • Publications are based on real emerging technology devices
  • Enhanced employment opportunities for students
  • Devices paid for by the NEXPRESSO Project

 

 

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