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Online ITEA PO Days 2021 – September 13-16, 2021

From: National Research Council Canada

Important notice

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Registration is open for the Online ITEA Project Outline (PO) Days 2021. This is a partnering event held in conjunction with the annual ITEA call for proposals. Over 300 organizations from more than 40 countries are expected to participate in the event.

ITEA is a transnational and industry-driven research, development, and innovation program in software innovation. The current ITEA board members include global industry leaders such as Airbus, Barco, Bosch, Bull, Enerim, Ericsson, Esri Canada, KocSistem, Nokia, NXP, Philips, Saab, Siemens, Software AG, Thales, and Turkcell.

Open to

Sector of focus

Smart energy with a focus on:

Note: the call is open to companies who have related technologies and products, such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), distributed ledger technology (DLT)/blockchain that can be applied in smart energy.

Canadian SME eligibility

Project funding through the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) will only be available to eligible Canadian SMEs. Other organizations will need to secure funding from other sources or self-fund.

Incorporated Canadian SMEs, defined as a for-profit company with 500 or fewer full-time equivalent employees.

Preference will be given to SMEs that have:

Canadian SME applicants must be eligible for funding as NRC IRAP clients before they can be considered for funding through the call for proposals. For more information on NRC IRAP eligibility and becoming an NRC IRAP client, please contact NRC IRAP at 1-877-994-4727.

Additional information

This online event will enable participants to:


To register for this partnering event and to learn more about ITEA, please visit the Online ITEA PO Days 2021 website or contact Jiang Chen.

Registration will remain open until the 300 applications have been received.

Early-bird fee of 75 € ($110 CAD) is valid until August 1, 2021. The regular fee is 100 € ($147 CAD).

There is no funding available for participation in the partnering event.