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From Christofer Dutz <>
Subject Re: Approaching the European Commission for some help?
Date Tue, 07 May 2019 13:00:34 GMT

if Lukasz joins in, we'll have multiple countries ;-)


Am 07.05.19, 14:53 schrieb "Markus Sommer" <>:

    Hey Chris,
    I agree with Julian, the EU projects are mostly bigger. Also several EU countries have
to participate in the EU projects.
    I think the idea is good, now I have to clarify the boundary conditions and build up the
successful project setup (university, end user etc.). 
    We currently have a German project funded by the BMBF and in September we will carry out
our first EU-funded project with 5-6 EU states on the topic of offline debugging of neural
networks and online validation of self-learning systems in production.
    We would also participate.
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    -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
    Von: Julian Feinauer <> 
    Gesendet: Dienstag, 7. Mai 2019 14:28
    Betreff: Re: Approaching the European Commission for some help?
    Hi Chris,
    I like the idea and in fact, as stated earlier on the list, there is a project funded
by the german government (SFSC) together with Matthias Institute where we plan to do some
PLC4X development and integration.
    The EU founded projects are usually larger but also harder to acquire, so it will be a
LOT of paperwork, but could be worth it if we make a nice proposal and outline a really feasible
solution (not only covering plc4x but also some "end-user-usable" thing, or so).
    And, we should gather several "assoziated" partners which explain their interest in what
we want to do.
    And of course good university support. So perhaps the ISW (Matthias) and also the WZL
Aachen (Björn has good contacts) and the IFQ Magdeburg (we have good contacts) could be good
universitary partners for such a project.
    So pragmatic minds or pragmatic industries would be in, I guess.
    Am 07.05.19, 14:23 schrieb "Christofer Dutz" <>:
        Hi all,
        while attending the EU FOSSA2 Hackathon in Brussles last weekend I had the chance
to talk with some guys from the European Comission and they really liked how we are enabling
small and mid-sized companies to participate in the Industry 4.0 sector.
        They also promised to help us where they can.
        While this is usually just something people say to be nice … some further thinking
lead me to the idea that we might approach them and ask for some options for EU funded research.
        I guess we all work for some company (or are self employed) … we could try to apply
for some funds in as a collective.
        You think that’s a good idea?

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