Call for Proposals - FET Open Xtrack - Small and medium-scale focused research projects (STREP) FP7-ICT-2013-X Closed!


Small and medium-scale focused research projects (STREP) are objective-driven research projects, which aim at generating new knowledge, including new technology, or common resources for research in order to improve European competitiveness, or to address major societal needs. They have clearly defined scientific and technological objectives directed at obtaining specific results, which could be applicable in terms of development or improvement of products, processes, services or policy.

STREP target a specific research objective in a sharply focused approach. They have a fixed overall work plan where the principal deliverables are not expected to change during the lifetime of the project.


The activities to be carried out in the context of a STREP can include:

  • Research and technological development activities, reflecting the core activities of the project, aimed at a significant advance beyond the established state-of-the-art, including scientific coordination and/or
  • Demonstration activities, designed to prove the viability of new technologies that offer a potential economic advantage, but which cannot be commercialised directly (e.g. testing of product-like proto-types) and
  • Management activities, over and above the technical management of individual work packages, linking together all the project components and maintaining communications with the Commission.

European community funding

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

  • 15,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 January 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call - Small and medium-scale focused research projects (STREP) (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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