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From November 2022 to January 2023, we will select the winner use-cases and announce it in this website

scope of the shop4cf open call

We aim to establish use-cases that solve real challenges in a manufacturing environment and improve human safety and well-being at work. These challenges should be focused on supporting humans in their work and improving working conditions by:




Proposed use-cases based on a set of modular software components (with optional hardware) should have a clear positive impact on human work on a shop floor by considering the following viewpoints

What is the main relevant human-related issue to be solved or improved?

What kind of human-technology interaction does the use-case introduce?

Which are the most relevant workers or workers groups that are affected by the use-case implementation?

How will the use-case improve the competitive position of the organisation?



8-month support programme

in which selected experiments with receive the support of 20 partners who form the SHOP4CF consortium: a mix of research organizations, universities, industry partners and SMEs

Technology training and mentoring

To support the efficient deployment of use-cases and the development of the new components. This will include workshops focusing on the deployment of the framework and the integration of new components as well as component-specific training (e.g., in the form of webinars). Each funded experiment will be supported by a technical mentor during the 8 months of implementation

Business coaching

to provide guidance on how to best present/advertise the new
components/use-cases that are deployed on the SHOP4CF marketplace. Moreover, the individualised coaching will focus on supporting the companies in their expansion to new, previously unreachable markets

Funding mentoring

 to support the involved companies, especially the developers of new components, in acquiring follow-up funding and ensuring their long-term success. This will include the linking with corporates that may become the next big customers and thus the launch pads to further expansion


The total call budget is €1.200.000, ~12 use-case projects are expected to be selected. Each use-case project will last for eight months (1 March – 30 Sept 2023)

  • A lump sum of €100.000 will be granted to each use-case project (The maximum amount may not exceed €60.000 for each partner or single applicant)
  • Funding rate – 100% (non-profit), 70% (for-profit) of direct costs
  • Financial support will not be awarded to individual legal entities that have already received €100.000 via open calls (Financial Support to Third Parties = FSTP = cascade funding) from H2020 I4MS (https://i4ms.eu/) and SAE (https://smartanythingeverywhere.eu/) projects.



~12 projects

Eight months, Feb 2023 – Sept 2023

Integrators, manufacturing companies, developers. Application can be submitted by single applicants or teams (at least one must be a SME)

(Lump sum, equity-free, max 60.000€ per partner or single applicant) for covering the personnel expenses, costs of travel (including accommodation) and consumables


Financial support will not be awarded to individual legal entities that have already received €100.000 via open calls (Financial Support to Third Parties = FSTP = cascade funding) from H2020 I4MS (https://i4ms.eu/) and SAE (https://smartanythingeverywhere.eu/) projects.

100% of their direct costs for-non profit institutions; 70% of their direct costs for-profit institutions

i.e. it should be possible to implement the solution within eight months fully

The industrial relevance of the use-case, the targeted technical maturity, and the proper consideration of human factors will be important criteria for the selection of the final proposals

CONDITIONS for applicants

General requirements

  • A single organisation or a team of organisations can submit a proposal.
  • All involved organisations need to be established entities (i.e., formally registered with local authorities) at the time of the application.
  • At least one of the partners needs to be an SME.

Technical requirements

The proposed solution can be based on newly proposed components, existing SHOP4CF components, or a mixture of them. If the proposed solution is based on new components:

  • The components must implement the SHOP4CF architecture and the related data models.
  • The component must communicate through the FIWARE Context Broker.
  • The component must run in a Docker container, which must be uploaded later to RAMP as a Docker image.
  • The component is expected to be mainly a software solution, but optionally it can be coupled with hardware.

If the proposed solution is based on existing components:

  • The existing SHOP4CF components already comply with the technical requirements of SHOP4CF. The wrappers or extensions to the SHOP4CF components must not conflict and must comply with the requirements listed in the SHOP4CF guide for Applicants

Open Call