Call for SME involvement during 2015 in EIT Digital project CPS Integrated Information Engineering

Call for SME involvement during 2015 in EIT Digital project CPS Integrated Information Engineering

Deadline: The deadline for submitting proposals is July 1st, 2015


The proposed project, “CPS Integrated Information Engineering” (CPS IIE), is requesting the engagement of a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) with relevant experience in the integration of engineering information systems for CPS. CPS IIE is part of the EIT Digital action line Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). The call is issued by the EIT Digital partner Siemens AG Corporate Technology, Germany.

Scope of the Call

CPS IIE addresses the fragmentation of information and tools used throughout the lifecycle of CPS’s. The recent standard (OSLC), and industrial as well as research developments, are paving ways towards more efficient integration. In this project, these results will be evaluated and pilots will be realized for specific industrial scenarios. Examples of such relevant scenarios include traceability of information items throughout the lifecycle and the ability to create customized dashboards by retrieving information from integrated tools. The project will develop tool integration assets, such as tool adaptors and support tools for integration, validated on the pilots.

To support the development of the pilots, we plan to include an SME which will develop tool adaptors, and possibly integrated tools, utilizing OSLC technology, where a primary goal is to generate open source assets.

A strong interaction is foreseen between the SME and Siemens, as one of the industrial partners of the project.

Required SME competences and experiences

The following competences and experiences are required:

  • Strong competence in model based testing approaches, especially integration of modelling and testing tools and processes
  • Profound knowledge in the testing standard ISO/IEC 29119
  • Technical expertise in applying test management tools (e.g. TestBench)
  • Profound knowledge in test process and their integration in Software Development Lifecycle
  • Strong competence in OSLC.
  • Strong competence in information system integration.
  • Tool development related to testing tools used for test automation, test management, etc. .

Duration of Involvement

The SME will take part in the IIE project from July 1st. until December 31st 2015.


The allocated maximum SME budget amounts to EUR 40000. This shall cover all costs related to the project including traveling.

Project contract and results delivery 

The detailed specification for results, delivery of results and financial reimbursement will be worked out once a suitable candidate has been selected.

Response and Evaluation criteria

Responses to this call shall be sent to Helmut Goetz, Siemens AG (

Responses shall include the following information in a maximum of 2 pages:

  • Confirmation that the respondent is an SME as defined by the European commission
  • CV of the person that will be working in the project.
  • Relevant competences and experiences of the SME.
  • Expectations and ambition for the participation in the project.
  • Contact person.

Candidate SMEs will be evaluated with respect to their competences/experiences and their suitability given the scope of the project, where strong interests in promoting open standards for tool interoperability and in contributing open source will be important. Due to the small size of the project we expect that one person (as far as practical) will be allocated by the SME for the project.

The evaluation of responses will be performed by the project leader and an expert nominated by Siemens, in consultation with the CPS action line leader.

Siemens reserves the right to disregard responses which are not consistent with the stated criteria. This call does not bind Siemens and EIT Digital to proceed with the award of any funding and we reserve the right to at any moment cancel the evaluation process. 

Enquiries about this call can be sent to Helmut Goetz, Siemens AG (

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