Call for Proposals - SME Initiative on Digital Content and Languages FP7-ICT-2011-SME-DCL Closed!


SMEs have ideas that sometimes cannot be implemented because they depend on the availability of data resources or specialised tools that are too expensive to obtain and maintain. In some areas, data pooling, sharing and reuse are further complicated by Europe's many languages. Actions under this objective aim to make it easier for innovative players, especially SMEs, to exploit and contribute to large digital resource pools. User-centred experimentation will be supported as well, with the aim of demonstrating the integration of data-intensive technologies within innovative solutions and processes.

Target outcomes

  • Bootstrapping a data economy
  • Community building and best practices
  • Sharing language resources
  • Building consensus and common services

Two deadlines are set for Short and Full proposals: 28 April 2011 and 28 September respectively. Note that the Director-General responsible may delay the deadline for Full proposals by up to two months.


Projects funded under Challenge 4: SME initiative on Digital Content and Languages, will adopt the following Funding Schemes:


  • Bootstrapping a data economy
  • Sharing language resources


  • Community building and best practices
  • Building consensus and common services

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 35,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 April 2011 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 28 September 2011 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche - FP7-ICT-2011-SME-DCL (Other)
  • Work Programme 2011 - ICT (Work programme)
  • Call - SME Initiative on Digital Content and Languages (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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