On 30th December, FIDAL concluded its first Open Call. The funding opportunity was initiated on 15th September 2023 and invited third parties such as SMEs, innovators, research institutions, groups of entrepreneurs, and infrastructure owners looking to test innovative solutions beyond 5G in the fields of Media and PPDR.
The consortium was pleased to witness a high level of interest in the call which received a total of 92 applications. A dedicated Open Call team, who has been coordinating the efforts since the beginning of the process, is currently reviewing all the applications received. Selected candidates will be announced in due course in the first trimester of 2024.
The Open Call highlighted some lessons learned that will be applied with the start of the second round of Open Calls, expected to open in the second half of the year.