DIATOMIC

DIATOMIC

Digital Innovation Hubs boosting European Microelectronics Industry
Friday at 11:26am
Dear DIATOMIC applicants!
thank you for applying to our Open Call #1. We have received a total of 84 applications.
We will now start the eligibility and evaluation process. As soon as we have further news we will come back to you.
Cheers,
DIATOMIC team
Dear DIATOMIC applicants!
thank you for applying to our Open Call #1. We have received a total of 84 applications.
We will now start the eligibility and evaluation process. As soon as we have further news we will come back to you.
Cheers,
DIATOMIC team
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Antonio J. Jara
Antonio J. Jara June 17
Thanks for the initiative
ITAINNOVA ITAINNOVA
Thanks to you for the opportunity. Any estimation about the time to resolution?
Friday at 10:37am
Hi DIATOMIC partners,

We made it! I think! Happy reading and we hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards,
Francesco Menconi and the team.
Hi DIATOMIC partners,

We made it! I think! Happy reading and we hope to hear from you soon.

Kind regards,
Francesco Menconi and the team.
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Friday at 10:25am
Hi, am ready to submit, but notice the platform doesnt ask me to enter my consortium partners. Must I enter them as co-founders or team members?
Hi, am ready to submit, but notice the platform doesnt ask me to enter my consortium partners. Must I enter them as co-founders or team members?
Nuno Varandas
Nuno Varandas June 15
you need to enter only in the Section for consortium
Friday at 8:49am
I had to go up so many times to fill in information that is not very relevant (F6S on top of being very slow to load is not very user friendly, they force you to put in information just to gather as much information as possible on people, as if everyone has a skype account).

Could you please confirm that all our documents are uploaded, since there is no button to download the entired application?
I had to go up so many times to fill in information that is not very relevant (F6S on top of being very slow to load is not very user friendly, they force you to put in information just to gather as much information as possible on people, as if everyone has a skype account).

Could you please confirm that all our documents are uploaded, since there is no button to download the entired application?

Could you please also confirm that TU Berlin is on the Diatomic network?
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Nuno Varandas
Nuno Varandas June 15
My colleagues will let you know on monday.
Maja Žikić
Maja Žikić 3 days ago
Hi Sabri, Technische Universität Berlin - Forschungsschwerpunkt Technologien der Mikroperipherik is registered on the platform.
Friday at 7:17am
As a start-up we only need one page for the SME declaration right?

Electronic signatures are accepted?
As a start-up we only need one page for the SME declaration right?

Electronic signatures are accepted?
Nuno Varandas
Nuno Varandas June 15
correct. correct
Friday at 4:40am
How do we upload a letter of intent? How do we upload a letter of intent?
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Michael Memeteau
Do all the partners need to be registered on the Diatomic portal at this time?
Nuno Varandas
Nuno Varandas June 15
only the technology providers/ competence centers should register at DIATOMIC Portal. they can still do it
Friday at 4:10am
Hi, just a question: how can we submit the proposal? There is no "SUBMIT" or "SEND" button at the end of the page... Hi, just a question: how can we submit the proposal? There is no "SUBMIT" or "SEND" button at the end of the page...
Nuno Varandas
Nuno Varandas June 15
there is a "CONNECT WITH..." button!
Friday at 4:00am
Hi, I find differing closing times...12:00 or 17:00 CEST? Hi, I find differing closing times...12:00 or 17:00 CEST?
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Theodore Zahariadis
Please check the post of DIATOMIC OpenCall #1 Wednesday at 11:42am:
"IMPORTANT!
The deadline for the closing of DIATOMIC Call#1 has been extended up to 17:00 CEST of the 15.June.2018.
Good luck to all applicants!"
Jose Abel Bote Paniagua
is it posible, within the deadline, to update the proposal?
Jun 14
Good evening! I have a problem and I need your help. We were preparing our application offline in last weeks. When I uploaded everything and wanted to finalize the application I realized I have a problem which I cannot solve alone. My previous mentor Eveline Schuring seem to be registered as a co-founder which is not the case. My co-founder is Slavoljub Radenkovic, not her. She did not even work o Good evening! I have a problem and I need your help. We were preparing our application offline in last weeks. When I uploaded everything and wanted to finalize the application I realized I have a problem which I cannot solve alone. My previous mentor Eveline Schuring seem to be registered as a co-founder which is not the case. My co-founder is Slavoljub Radenkovic, not her. She did not even work on this application because she decided two weeks ago to work on other projects and maybe later be active again in our business development phase. So I have three advisors which are active (who worked on this application with me) and mentioned in this project. I am not in contact with Eveline any more so I cannot ask her to erase that, since the deadline is so close. Can you help me please? Errase the connection between her and 3EGA? more
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Nuno Varandas
Nuno Varandas June 15
you can still submit the proposal with this situation. we understand.
Milena Cukic
Milena Cukic June 15
Nuno thank you for understanding. We hope you would like our proposal. Best wishes,
Jun 14
I want to submit the application, however, the skype ID is deleted by the form and so I cannot submit the application. After re-entering the Skype ID, it is deleted again, sometimes also the mobile number is deleted by the form. I want to submit the application, however, the skype ID is deleted by the form and so I cannot submit the application. After re-entering the Skype ID, it is deleted again, sometimes also the mobile number is deleted by the form.
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Christian Kind
Christian Kind June 15
so in the moment when I click on "connect" the entry of Skype ID is deleted. Of course I can re-enter the Skype ID in the field, but evertyime I click on "connect", the Skype ID is deleted again and I receive this error message.
Nuno Varandas
Nuno Varandas June 15
Christian, the proposal is submitted
Jun 14
Can we check if one of the our partner (AEGIS ) has been registered successfully in the DIATOMIC portal or not? We are ITML-team and our consortium consists of the following:
ITML (leader) and the other two partners are: 1) MadeEasy, 2) AEGIS (we can not see the AEGIS)
Thank you in advance.
Can we check if one of the our partner (AEGIS ) has been registered successfully in the DIATOMIC portal or not? We are ITML-team and our consortium consists of the following:
ITML (leader) and the other two partners are: 1) MadeEasy, 2) AEGIS (we can not see the AEGIS)
Thank you in advance.
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Maja Žikić
Maja Žikić June 15
Hi Siranush, you are supposed to submit your application via f6s (www.f6s.com/diatomicopencall1/). Your partners are registered on the portal, and will be visible soon.
Vassilis Chatzigiannakis
Hi there again, so is it ok that we have purposal for "smart agriculture" but one of our partner choose the Health DIH section during the DIATOMIC portal registration process. We see all the partners but not in the same HUB. To be more clear ITML (leader) and MadeEasy are in the HUB "DIATOMIC Agri-food DIH" and AEGIS is the "DIATOMIC Health DIH". Is that ok?
Jun 14
Hello! We are finishing our application and I have a question. One of the things we filled in are the Informations about bank accounts of all the partners. Do I have to send those, or you will ask for it later?
Regards,

Milena
Hello! We are finishing our application and I have a question. One of the things we filled in are the Informations about bank accounts of all the partners. Do I have to send those, or you will ask for it later?
Regards,

Milena
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Milena Cukic
Milena Cukic June 14
Hi! Sorry , me again...we are finishing and at once the whole online application page dissapeared Gatway time out!! How can I restore what I already uploaded, I do not know what to do! We only have to submit an answer on one additional question, please help!
Milena Cukic
Milena Cukic June 14
HUh, I opened it again, no problem, sorry
Jun 14
In the SME declaration, it is asked to provide a balance sheet. As we are a startup we don't have that info, however we were able to derive a figure for the Annual Turnover. Is it compulsory to fill in a figure for the Balance sheet? In the SME declaration, it is asked to provide a balance sheet. As we are a startup we don't have that info, however we were able to derive a figure for the Annual Turnover. Is it compulsory to fill in a figure for the Balance sheet?
Theodore Zahariadis
The SME declaration form is the standard form of the EC and all figures are calculated according to Article 6 of the Annex to the Commission Recommendation 2003/361/EC on the SME definition. If you are an independent start-up, most probably you are also an SME. Complete the form only with actual figures (which can be validated during netogiations).
Sabri Mahdaoui
Sabri Mahdaoui June 15
My point is that I don't have actual figures, and you indicate to derive the figures if you don't have any yet. The problem is I don't know how to derive balance sheet.
Jun 14
Quick question. We participate in a proposal as Competence Center. We are public body.
Shoul we also complete Annex 6?. It seems to be prepared for SMES only
Quick question. We participate in a proposal as Competence Center. We are public body.
Shoul we also complete Annex 6?. It seems to be prepared for SMES only
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Theodore Zahariadis
Annex 6 is to prove that you are an SME. If you are a Competence Center you should not complete the form. Yet, the SMEs that are part of your consortium must complete it.
Jun 14
Quick question, in the supplement proposal document, Does the Gantt chart counts for the one page limit of the project description and scheduling or as it is an image it could be an additional page? Quick question, in the supplement proposal document, Does the Gantt chart counts for the one page limit of the project description and scheduling or as it is an image it could be an additional page?
Theodore Zahariadis
As it is explained at the instructions: "This section
(after removing this explanatory text) should not be more than 1 page"
Alessandro Faragli
Ok, yes it was clear but is quite complicated to integrate a Gantt chart and technical explanation in only one page. thnaks
Jun 14
Quick question. In my country (Bulgaria) startups and micro enterprises may not have a VAT and they just have an ID (which is basically the same). So far we executed an EU project similar to this one and it was not a problem. Is this ok to apply with our ID number?
Just wanted to make sure that this will not be a problem...
Thanks
Quick question. In my country (Bulgaria) startups and micro enterprises may not have a VAT and they just have an ID (which is basically the same). So far we executed an EU project similar to this one and it was not a problem. Is this ok to apply with our ID number?
Just wanted to make sure that this will not be a problem...
Thanks
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Stoyan Stoyanov
Stoyan Stoyanov June 14
Dear Nuno, since this is becoming a matter of principle, what is the reason for accepting only the VAT number given that the Registration Number is an absolutely valid company identifier and proof of incorporation according to the national legislation and we are a EU member state. As I mentioned, the EU SME declaration requires a Registration or VAT number - whichever is available. I must say that explicitly requiring and accepting only the VAT number is an unjustified exclusion criteria since grants and funding are not commercial transactions, no invoicing is involved and the VAT laws are inapplicable in such cases. In some EU member states the VAT registration is a formality, while in others it is not and has certain consequences depending on the particular details. We are aware that this will become relevant only in the case of entering the negotiation phase, but neverthe
less it is not an insignificant detail regardless whether it will have practical implications or no such companies make it that far.
Nuno Varandas
Nuno Varandas June 14
Dear Stoyan, I totally respect your opinion. As mentioned, DIATOMIC position is also defined and expressed, kindly ask you to respect our terms, we will not change these in the last day of the call.
Thank you
Jun 14
Registering, just minutes ago, to the Diatomic webportal, I got the " Please wait...survey is sending" and nothing is happening.
Can you check if Bloom Investment and Father Equipment are registered or we should go for another submission.
Thanks.
Registering, just minutes ago, to the Diatomic webportal, I got the " Please wait...survey is sending" and nothing is happening.
Can you check if Bloom Investment and Father Equipment are registered or we should go for another submission.
Thanks.
Maja Žikić
Maja Žikić June 14
Hi Razvan, we'll check and we'll let you know
Nuno Varandas
Nuno Varandas June 14
Father Equipment is registered. Bloom Investment not > please try again or send the data to the email mentioned aside of the form.
Jun 13
Hello, I have a question about the funding per phase. I do understand that Phases 1 and 2 release up to 70% of the payment. Does this necessarily mean that our cost for these two phases should be max 70%, or it can be e.g. 85%, but we can only receive 70% after these 2 phases are delivered and approved? Thanks Hello, I have a question about the funding per phase. I do understand that Phases 1 and 2 release up to 70% of the payment. Does this necessarily mean that our cost for these two phases should be max 70%, or it can be e.g. 85%, but we can only receive 70% after these 2 phases are delivered and approved? Thanks
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Sabri Mahdaoui
Sabri Mahdaoui June 14
What if our first phase, the design, hardly includes any costs? Does that mean that we will only get the amount we declare for that phase, and not the 40% associated to the end of Phase 1?
Theodore Zahariadis
Please refer to section 6.2 of the Guide for Applicants: "The funding per each phase (i.e. Design, Develop and Market),
should not exceed the Open Call funding scheme (up to 40% after Phase 1 (with €30.000 ceiling), up to 70% in total after Phase2, and up to 100% in total after Phase 3), while 15% of the last payment will be retained until the end of the DIATOMIC project and DIATOMIC receives the final payment from the EC.
Jun 13
I have a very silly question. Do the number that appear in the web form stand for number of words or number of characters ?

Thanks a lot in advance!
I have a very silly question. Do the number that appear in the web form stand for number of words or number of characters ?

Thanks a lot in advance!
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Andrés Rojas
Andrés Rojas June 13
Thank you, I was preparing everything off-line in a separate document. I have way to many words.. . I suppose i have to fit everything with the right length. right? :(..
Theodore Zahariadis
Yes.
Jun 13
Hi,

I would like to ask if the use of in-kind contributions provided by third parties free of charge (Article 12 of the General Model Grant Agreement) is eligible under Diatomic.

Rgds,
Luis.
Hi,

I would like to ask if the use of in-kind contributions provided by third parties free of charge (Article 12 of the General Model Grant Agreement) is eligible under Diatomic.

Rgds,
Luis.
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Delphine Nicolas
In a previous comment, you said that "Within DIATOMIC Open Call 3rd parties are considered as subcontractors.". So this means that consortia cannot use Article 11 or 12 (nor Article 14), doesn't it?
Theodore Zahariadis
I collect eveything and repeat in order to avoid any misundersdanding:
a) Guide for Applicants. Section 6.2 Payments
"Each sub-project (selected via the open calls) will receive the funding on a lump sum scheme and according to the terms of the contract signed between DIATOMIC consortium and the selected project representative. "
b) Guide for Applicants Section 7.4 Financial audits and controls
"The European Commission (EC) will monitor that DIATOMIC beneficiaries and the sub-contract consortium members that comply with the conditions for financial support to third parties ... " Please read carefully.
c) In-kind contribution (associated with financial audits and controls)
- "In case of in-kind contribution, all rules and consequences of non compliance to Articles 11 and 12 apply".
d) Linked 3rd parties (associated with Table 2.2 Budget and cost justification of Supplement proposal template) .
"Within DIATOMIC Open Call 3rd parties are considered as subcontractors"