Student Entrepreneurship

The English call for proposals is available soon.

Purpose

The English call for proposals is available soon.

Important dates

01 Jan 2020

Date call is made active

12 Feb 2020

Application submission deadline

01 May 2020

Earliest permitted project start

01 Oct 2020

Latest permitted project start

30 Sep 2021

Latest permitted project completion

Important dates

About the call for proposals

The English call for proposals is available soon.

Who is eligible to apply?

The English call for proposals is available soon.

Who can participate in the project?

The English call for proposals is available soon.

What can you seek funding for?

The English call for proposals is available soon.

Relevant thematic areas for this call

Trade and industry

Assessment criteria

In 2019 the Research Council is introducing three new assessment criteria: Excellence, Impact and Implementation. These criteria have been designed to be applicable for assessing basic and applied research activities alike.

Excellence

This criterion gives an indication of whether the project is based on promising R&D results that are mature enough to contribute to significant improvements relative to the state-of-the-art.

This criterion will be assessed in relation to the following points:

i. Research results:
• To what extent is the research base underlying the project adequately described?

ii. Degree of innovation:
• To what extent will the product/process/service contribute to significant improvements over existing solutions (state-of-the-art) within the same area?

Impact

This criterion gives an indication of the project’s long-term potential for value creation as well as the likelihood of its successful realisation.

This criterion will be assessed in relation to the following points:

i. Market insight and areas of application:
• To what extent are potential branches of industry/markets targeted by the project quantified and accounted for?

ii. Strategy for realisation:
• To what extent does the application outline a realistic long-term strategy for realising the innovation, including quantification of anticipated revenues, investment needs, human resources needs, logistics distribution, etc.?

iii. Conditions and rights:
• To what extent does the application explain the conditions that must be in place for successful commercialisation?

iv. Benefit to society and sustainability:
• To what extent are the relevant societal challenges and the potential impacts of the project accounted for?

Implementation

This criterion assesses the concrete results and risk relief that this project will achieve – which will increase the likelihood of triggering the next phase in the commercialisation process.

This criterion will be assessed in relation to the following points:

i. Project plan:
• To what extent does the application outline a realistic implementation plan, including milestones, deliveries and methods, and to what extent does the application adequately and convincingly describe what will be triggered by a completed project?

ii. Management, team and expertise:
• To what extent is the project considered to have access to the necessary resources and expertise, and to what extent does the project have a plan for involving external actors (mentors, customers, partners, investors, stakeholders, relevant social actors etc.)?

iii. Budget:
• To what extent is the budget and the financing realistic, cost-effective, and clearly rooted in the project's plans and resource needs?