ICAERUS Open Calls: We are Looking for Evaluators

Are you interested in evaluating drone deployment proposals?

ICAERUS will issue two types of Open Calls, each with two release dates. The object is to provide  financial support to third parties, as a mechanism to harvest ideas and datasets from the ecosystem and accelerate the formation of a European network for the effective and efficient adoption of drone technologies in rural areas.
The Open Calls will include:
a) PUSH Open Calls for Innovation Development  
b) PULL Open Calls for Farming, Forestry and Rural Challenges 

The first PUSH Open call, targeting: Drone manufacturers, AI and IoT companies, research institutes, start-ups and SMEs exploiting (big) data begins April 13 2023. 

External Evaluator Profile

We are looking for independent evaluators, who are able to assess the quality of applications received within the ICAERUS Open Calls, shortly after they have been closed.  The evaluators need to  provide a neutral yet technical/scientific and/or business review of received applications. Evaluators must be:

  • European (EU nationals (Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their outermost regions, as well as Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) linked to an EU Member) as well as nationals of Horizon Europe associated countries, full list HERE).
  • Specialists – scientific (technical, social sciences, etc.) or business experts: university or industry researchers or engineers, staff of other relevant organizations e.g., clusters, accelerators, etc., motivated by innovation topics around the use of drones in rural areas.
  •  Experienced experts in evaluating EC proposals or similar experience.

Timeline of Open Call and Evaluator Applications

  • ICAERUS PUSH Open Call 1 duration: April 13th – July 11th, 2023.
  • Contracting with selected evaluators: July 12th – July 20th, 2023.
  • Evaluation period: August 21st – September 30th, 2023.

Applications can be submitted at any time starting from February 22nd, 2023, and for the first Open Call they should be submitted before May 31st, 2023.

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