Call for Projects

Application received till end of June 2012

In order to support businesses working in the areas of digital contents in Europe fine-tune their innovative on-line and mobile services and digital contents, Cap Digital Paris Region Business Cluster is taking part in the Open Cities project of the 7th Framework Programme on Research & Development. Cap Digital’s involvement is on one of the final steps on the technological innovation chain, i.e. real-size experimentation before the commercial development of the project.

For companies working in the digital contents sectors, the Test Bench  for Innovative Applications and Services comes at a crucial stage in the development of innovative products and service. This experimentation phase in real-life usage conditions is placed between the industrial launching/commercial rollout stages and up-stream research and development phases.

The call is opened to all SME's located in the Greater Paris Region, Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, Roma, Amsterdam, and London.

Experimentation project leaders will have access to all the benefits and resources of the Open Cities Platform, in a 2 phases sequence:

Technical fine-tuning
If needed, installation of digital content and service prototypes on a managed data centre for a phase of alpha-testing, methodological and technical support to the company provided by Bearstech company engineers, on-line solutions specialist.
The objective is a technical fine-tuning of the experimentation project, before moving to the operational phase. Typically, load tests on degraded or optimized networks can be carried out.

For more information, please refer to the FAQ

Real-life experimentation
1)    If needed, hosting of digital contents and services on the servers of a data centre managed by Bearstech.
2)    Installation of services on the Paris Open Cities internet portal :

  • allow internet users to access services and contents upon individual registra-tion ;
  • present the work of the Open Cities PTest Bench to the wider public and beta-testers ;
  • present the services and contents as well as companies involved in the experimentations ;
  • access information on the studies carried out by the Pan-European Observa-tory of FTTx Networks Usages.

3)    Access to a group of European beta-testers rewarded by incentives. Specific groups will be set up for each experimentation according to specific criteria de-fined by companies experimenting on-line and mobile contents and services in real-life usage conditions.

For more information, please contact Jonathan Bartoli, Cap Digital, jonathan.bartoli [[at]] / 00 33 6 72 39 36 39.

Please download the application form and the guide for the Call for Project here :

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Public presentation of the platform on April 23rd in Paris

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NESTA Information Day about CAP Digital Open Platform for High Speed Broadband Services

Do you have an online or mobile service or content in development that you’d like to test with end users who have access to high speed broadband? Are you interested in establishing new cross border links with digital networks in France?

NESTA and the Technology Strategy Board would like to call your attention to an opportunity to connect to Paris’ 600-company digital and creative cluster, CAP Digital, and invites you to an information workshop.

CAP Digital are inviting businesses from the UK to apply to test their novel services and products  with their panel of users in early 2012.

Public presentation of the first call for projects in Berlin on 9th of September

Test and try your Services on Open Cities Broadband Testbed !

Public presentations of the first call for projects on June 29th and 30th

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First Call for Projects Opening !

Apply now to get benefice of the Broadband Platfom resources and  test your service in real-life usage conditions ! See details.