The SMART.MET consortium announced the start of the second phase of the project, awarding four European economic operators a contract a contract for the ‘solution exploration and design’ stage of the pre-commercial procurement (PCP), which will last until 03 April 2020
Following the tendering process (see here), opened on April 2019, the consortium has selected four economic operators, based on both a technical and an economic evaluation of their offers:
The aim of the Phase 2 of the pre-commercial procurement (PCP) is the following : Develop, demonstrate and validate prototypes in lab conditions. A working prototype solution to submit a test bench in laboratory for verification against Phase 1 specifications and expected costs
R&D providers who successfully completed Phase 2 are invited to bid Phase 3
Carried out under Italian law between 2018 and 2021, the PCP will include a total of three phases: solution exploration and design, prototyping and field-testing.
Read the economic operators’ abstracts here.