Funding

SECTION I: ESTIMATION OF COSTS

 

1

Taking into account the rest of the cost evaluation please provide an overall estimation of the total costs for full deployment/production of the R & D result.

… in terms of IPR protection

License file application 700 euros, maintenance 350 euros/year

…in terms of product development

 

Required staff

Cost

An experienced incoming research position for semantic ontologist

10 PM x 3000 = 30.000

An experienced incoming research position for  data layer integrator

10 PM x 3000 = 30.000

An experienced incoming research position  for semantic web annotator

10 PM x 3000 = 30.000

An experienced incoming research position for linked data business model developer

10 PM x 3000 = 30.000

An experienced incoming research position for WebID services generator

10 PM x 3000 = 30.000

An experienced incoming research position for Internet of thinks researcher

10 PM x 3000 = 30.000

 

Total is 180.000

 

…in terms of mass production

There are no mass production costs

… in terms of marketing

The product yields a major marketing campaign after the first year of planning. In the second year a major marketing effort will be made to target markets mainly using web-marketing resources. The effort will include monthly free trial use and will involve social media marketing. The cost of marketing cost for second year is 50.000 euro, while the subsequent years is limited to 10.000 euros per year.

 

 

 

2

Based on the above assessment as well as the marketing information please provide the correct estimation of the price for R&D product in correlation with costs

 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Fixed costs

20,000

25,000

30,000

35,000

40,000

Personnel

180,000

45,000

75,000

105,000

150,000

Other running costs

5,000

15,000

25,000

35,000

50,000

Marketing costs

 

50,000

10,000

10,000

10,000

TOTAL EXPECTED COSTS

205,000

135,000

140,000

185,000

250,000

Price per Unit

50000

50000

50000

50000

50000

Number of Units

1

3

5

7

10

TOTAL Expected Revenues

50,000

150,000

250,000

350,000

500,000

CASH FLOW REQUIRED (REVENUES-COSTS)

-155,000

15,000

110,000

165,000

250,000

TOTAL CAPITAL required for five years

Total required  capital = 155.000

 

 

SECTION 2: QUALITATIVE FACTORS

 

3

Dimension of identified target groups

Targets groups for cities . The number of will be reached by 0.01 % with 50.000 euro for each platform including customization and training of city staff. The first one pilt city will be contracted wit stepwise increase leading to ten application for year five.

 

4

Evaluation of financial Risks for R&D result

The project is considered low risk since the tool has been already developed and tested..

SECTION 3: IDENTIFICATION OF FINANCING SOURCES

After evaluating all the above mentioned criteria, please tick the best financing source for the achievement of R&D result (i.e. own capitals, banking credits, venture capital, business angels, etc)

 

1. European Funding

Define relevance of the product with the following potential funding sources and comment

FP7 related ICT

2.National Funding

GSRT programmes

 

3. Private funding

Jeremie and venture capital funds

 

4. Other

 

SECTION 3: FINAL EVALUATION

It is requested a final evaluation considering the funding opportunities you believe most suitable for the exploitation of the R&D result, considering the possibility of the creation of a spin-off, further research, in particular, a cost/benefit analysis and a financial projection for the R&D result, type of collaboration identified (i.e. Licensing Agreement, Technical Cooperation, Joint Venture, Manufacturing Agreement, Commercial Agreement with Technical Assistance, Creation of a spin-off, Joint further development)…

A private-public partnership schema could be developed to finance the launching of the product to the market, in terms of a joint venture.

Decision of evaluation (Please keep only the appropriate)

The R&D has a high potential.

 

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