On the March 1st 2013, an international PCP was opened to acquire the research and development of robotics based technologies that support independent living for the elderly.
If you want to browse the public notice that has been published on the TED database (Tenders Electronic Daily), click on OJEU PIN. TED is the online version of the ‘Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union’, dedicated to European public procurement.
The SILVER call for tender was open to bidders willing to perform the majority of the R&D activities for the SILVER project (for detailed info see the tender documents on the Deliverables page) in the EU Member States and/or countries associated to FP7. After closing the call on the June 12th, the tenders were evaluated according to the same criteria regardless of country or origin or size.
The PCP process will be executed in three phases, ending in March 2016. The result will be two to three prototypes to be tested in all partnering countries: Denmark, Finland, Sweden, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
Up to 8 companies will participate in Phase 1: Solution Design (budget up to 350.000 EUR, duration 6 months), up to 4 companies in Phase 2: Prototype development (budget up to 720.000 EUR, duration 1 year) and up to 3 companies in Phase 3: Pre-Commercial small scale product/service development (budget up to 1.080.000 EUR, duration 1 year).