Today our Ministry of science and technology organized an information day to present the 6th Call of CIP ICT PSP programme by the EC. I had the pleasure to present some of the tips&tricks based on my experience gained from participating in two CIP projects. I structured the recommendations around the things to have in mind while:
- creating the proposal (i.e. how to ensure remaining funding; to be careful about other direct cost where own participation cannot be contributed in kind)
- formalising the project (i.e. keeping an eye on possible common fund pooling - reducing EC contribution on partner level)
- doing the actual work (i.e. cash flow issues, partner exits as opportunities, avoidance of double staff reporting, application of local procurement legislation)
- and not forgetting its sustainability and possible intellectual property rights issues.
Thanks for all the positive feedback!