Participation Scheme

Time Machine members are given the opportunity to cooperate with the Time Machine Organisation in proposals targeted at EU calls within the research and innovation objectives and scope of Time Machine.

The Time Machine Organisation (TMO) may collaborate in various ways. Either with a Letter of Interest (LoI), by being a direct consortium partner or by acting as project coordinator. In this context, the transparent setting of rules and conditions of participation as well as the collaboration process by the Time Machine Organisation is guaranteed.

Below you can find the participation scheme as an overview as well as a detailed explication of how the Project Scouting Service may provide its services for TMO members:


Participation scheme overview

A project proposal is eligible to receive support by the Project Scouting Service if:

  • The proposal is coordinated by a TMO member
  • The proposal targets an EU call
  • The proposal conforms to the principles of the TMO, its vision and scope and contributes to the objectives of Time Machine
Case 1TMO cooperates with Letter of Interest (LoI)Pre-proposal stage: Support for identifying suitable calls, partners and facilitation of cooperation
Case 2 TMO joins consortiumProposal stage: Assistance in proposal preparation process
Case 3TMO network collaborates with its members as coordinator in project applications that are of central interest to the OrganisationNetworking: Assistance in building networks for targeted calls
Case 4 Support for TMO members’ efforts in applicationsTMO as partner/supporter of project proposal

Participation scheme in detail

Case 1: TMO cooperates with LoI

The Time Machine Organisation supports project applications of Time Machine members with a LoI if:

  • The proposed project is only using free-of-charge Time Machine services (e.g. project presentation on Time Machine platforms, inclusion of the project in the Time Machine project portfolio, application of public Time Machine tools within the project)
  • The proposed project conforms to the Time Machine principles, its vision and scope and contributes to the overall realisation of Time Machine objectives

Case 2: TMO as consortium partner

The Time Machine Organisation may join a consortium as partner if:

  • The proposed project applies Time Machine services (e.g. TMO manages the project´s dissemination tasks and community brokerage/endorsement, project sustainability is secured by integrating it´s tools into the TMO tool set)
  • TMO may deliver services for the proposed project itself or may contract partners with a handling fee
  • The proposed project conforms to the Time Machine principles, its vision and scope and contributes to the overall realisation of Time Machine objectives

Case 3: TMO coordinates project proposals

The Time Machine Organisation collaborates with its members in project applications that are of central interest to the Organisation. Applications of interest may be driven the Time Machine Organisation as project coordinator if:

  • The proposed project in line with the overall principles of Time Machine
  • The proposed project conforms to the Time Machine principles, its vision and scope and contributes strategically to the overall realisation of Time Machine objectives

Case 4: TMO members receive support for their applications

Members of the Time Machine Organisation are eligible to receive support in their efforts to prepare and submit project proposals even if the TMO does not directly participate in or support the application in question. Nonetheless, the following objectives must be met by the project proposal:

  • The proposed project in line with the overall principles of Time Machine
  • The proposed project conforms to the Time Machine principles, its vision and scope and contributes strategically to the overall realisation of Time Machine objectives