On 26 April 2022, the OCRE project launched a new adoption funding call which provides the research community with access to approximately €6.5 million (including VAT) for Cloud and Earth Observation services.
The new funding call follows a more streamlined process, based on the learnings and experiences from the previous call. For cloud applications, research projects can be awarded up to €500,000-worth of cloud infrastructure, platform and software services to drive improved agility and outcomes. The call for cloud will close on 12 July 2022 at 13:00.
The OCRE project will procure services on behalf of awarded research projects in accordance with the rules governed by its Grant Agreement with the European Commission. In addition to this, OCRE is restricted by the rules associated with the procurement of single purpose vouchers and VAT compliance within the European Union. This unfortunately prevents OCRE from applying the proven funding mechanism outside of the EU and UK.
In the first call, institutes outside of this region were able to consume awarded services for project collaborations with institutes inside the EU. Prospective applicants working within such a research collaboration, are encouraged to to collaborate with counterparts in the EU to assist with the submission of a compelling proposal. Research projects spanning more than one country have a good chance of being awarded digital services through OCRE.
For the full application procedure, tips and background information,
see the new funding call page!