At more than hundred pages, our extensive EU Horizon 2020 application seeks to raise a significant amount of money which we require for developing the AXIOM Gamma with four partners in 2015.
This is in no way related to the ongoing Axiom Beta efforts, which will hopefully, with your help, be completed before we even get feedback from the EU as - after submitting our application - we now have to wait approximately five months before we are notified of the outcome of the expert review process. Creating the necessary application documents has taken up a lot of our labor time in the last few weeks. As this is now finished, we can finally re-focus all of our attention on the preparation for the Axiom Beta crowdfunding campaign. In the meantime, we’d like to introduce the two partners that we have teamed up with for this grant application, alongside Denz and Antmicro (which we have already presented).
To be honest, the chances of receiving this grant are not really in our favour: this is our first application at such a great level of complexity and the international competition is significant to say the least. The review process is very tough and there is only a budget for the very best selected projects. Fortunately, our application has already led to a success... Some of the partners we've teamed up with are already committed to the project, even if the EU will not provide the funds. Who knows, in five months, maybe we will indeed come out as one of the better proposed projects. So without spending a single euro cent, the EU already tricked us into finding solid partners for our project ... well done! :)
Artistic Technology Research (a project by the “Center for Art and Knowledge Transfer” of the University of Applied Arts Vienna) has joined us for the AXIOM Gamma project. Their research is investigating the subject why open technologies (Open Hardware, Open Source/Software, transparent processes) are not only important, but also integral for the arts and the creative sectors. With concrete examples and cooperative opportunities for open technology development and research within an interdisciplinary project environment, the AXIOM will be the perfect “research subject”. Artistic Technology Research is also working together with the Artistic Bokeh Initiative - both of which will also strongly support future planning, developments and documentation of AXIOM.
af inventions GmbH is a design service company for electronic systems with focus on FPGA based hardware and high speed digital design. Most of their customers are manufacturers of industrial systems, requiring hardware development design services for a wide range of applications, including high speed data acquisition, high bandwidth communication links or custom network switching. af inventions developed the “GIMME2”, a stereovision platform for robotic applications in a cooperation with the Mälardalen University in Sweden and hardware for an x-ray scanner for a satellite to help search for Dark Energy, theorised as a form of energy driving universal expansion. If our Horizon 2020 grant is successful, af inventions will take care of AXIOM open hardware design services.
Read more about the GIMME2