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A Spanish research centre seeks partners to participate in the call HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-03


Profile Type
Research & Development Request
POD Reference
Term of Validity
5 February 2024 - 4 February 2025
Company's Country
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement
Targeted Countries
All countries
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General information

Short Summary
A Spanish research centre is looking partners for apply to the call HORIZON-CL4-2024-TWIN-TRANSITION-01-03. The centre has a wide experience in artificial intelligence, especially explainable AI and trustworthy AI following the ethical guidelines of the European Commission, deep learning, and edge computing distributed ledger technologies, blockchain, cybersecurity, deep tech, internet of things, natural language processing, etc.
They seek research and development cooperation agreement
Full Description
The Spanish research centre, a private non-profit foundation, focuses on advancing computer science and artificial intelligence. Engaging in over 75 European, national, and regional research and development projects, it applies cutting-edge technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), bioinformatics, distributed ledgers, cybersecurity, IoT, and quantum computing across diverse sectors, including industry 4.0, e-health, transport, precision agriculture, fintech, and smart cities. The center has a wide experience due to its work with more than Collaborating with more than 275 entities globally, it has become a key reference centre nationally and internationally.

The centre has the necessary organisational, human, and material resources to carry out its R&D&I activities, and any organisation or company that carries out its activities in Spain can benefit from its services. Its governing body, the foundation's board of trustees, has most companies among its trustees, which, in close collaboration with its advisory council, made up of experts from the business world and other research organisations (universities and technology centres), has enabled it to efficiently transfer the results of its R&D&I to private companies, with subcontracting accounting for more than 50% of its annual income.

The project aims to develop an innovative framework based on trustworthy artificial intelligence for cognitive services in the service industry. The focus is on process optimization, sustainability, and social responsibility. This framework will incorporate key technologies such as digital twins, IoT, robots/cobots, big data analytics, virtual/augmented reality, and cybersecurity. It will be integrated into the FIWARE platform and validated in different service industry scenarios in Europe.

The Spanish centre is looking partners to participate in HORIZON-CL5-2024-D6-01-06 to achieve research and development cooperation agreements. The centre is looking for partners such as: research and development technology companies, universities, digital technology companies, sectorial companies, and educational entities.

The official deadline of the call is 7th February, and the research centre accepts expression of interest until 6th of February. The estimated duration of the project will be 3 years.
Advantages and Innovations
The research centre presents an advanced solution for industrial transformation towards climate neutrality, circularity, and digitalisation:
• Their technology promotes sustainability, achieving climate neutrality and energy efficiency through innovations in materials and processes.
• They embrace circular economy principles, reducing waste and optimising resources with a focus on circular processes and sustainable business models.
• Digitalisation drives operational efficiency with Industry 4.0/5.0 solutions, facilitating collaborative manufacturing and smart value networks.
• In the steel industry, they offer solutions to reduce emissions, meeting climate targets and moving towards a circular economy.
• They prioritise workforce wellbeing with technologies that make jobs more attractive and skills development programmes.
These innovations support strategic objectives, positioning them as a leader in sustainable industrial value chains and aligning with key European Commission policies.
Stage of Development
Concept stage
Sustainable Development Goals
Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureGoal 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGoal 13: Climate ActionGoal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Partner Sought

Expected Role of a Partner
Type of partner:

Technological R&D companies, universities, digital technology companies, sectorial companies, and educational entities.

Role of the partner:

• Technological Research and Development companies: They could play a crucial role in the development and validation of innovative technologies in materials and processes, potentially contributing to achieving climate neutrality and improving energy efficiency.
• Universities and Research Centres: They could collaborate by providing advanced research and technical expertise, especially in areas related to the circular economy, circular processes, and sustainable business models.
• Industry 4.0 Specialised Companies: They could potentially participate in the implementation of Industry 4.0 solutions, facilitating operational efficiency, collaborative manufacturing, and the development of smart value networks.
• Steel Sector Companies: In a hypothetical collaboration, they could contribute to the development and implementation of specific solutions to reduce emissions in the steel industry, aligned with potential climate targets and the transition towards a circular economy.
• Educational institutions and training centres: In a potential scenario, they could participate in skills development programmes to improve the well-being of staff, ensuring that the technologies implemented make jobs more attractive and are aligned with possible labour market needs.
Type and Size of Partner
SME 11-49R&D InstitutionOtherSME <=10UniversityBig companySME 50 - 249
Type of partnership
Research and development cooperation agreement

Call details

Framework program
Horizon Europe
Call title and identifier
Coordinator required
Deadline for EoI
Deadline of the call
Project duration in weeks
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Technology keywords
01003003 - Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Market keywords
02007016 - Artificial intelligence related software
Targeted countries
All countries