We call idea to all the necessary initiatives carried out to achieve an innovative product, service or process, that is in an emerging technological development phase, associated to levels 1 and 2, and whose outcome must be a proof of concept applicable to one or more agents in the Ports and Logistics community or the arrival to technology readiness level 3.

The ideas will be given an amount of FIFTEEN THOUSAND EUROS (EUR 15,000.00) and the possibility to access the incubation services of the idea established in the territorial headquarters of the incubator-accelerator associated to the Fund.

The Technology Readiness Level’s definition of an innovative product or service, whose objective is to define its development state or phase, is based on the European Union’s Horizon 2020 framework program and in various publications from the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.

The different maturity levels are described in the table below:
LevelReadiness level descriptionNaming Ports 4.0
TRL1Basic ideaIDEA
TRL2Technology concept formulated
TRL3Experimental proof of concept
TRL5Technology validated in relevant environment
TRL6Technology demonstrated in relevant environment
TRL7System prototype demonstration in real environment
TRL8Complete validation and certification in real environmentPROJECT IN COMMERCIALIZATION PHASE
TRL9Success proven in real environment
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