aerOS is a European research project (Horizon Europe CL4-2021-DATA-01-05) running for 3 years which aims at transparently utilising the resources on the edge-to-cloud computing continuum for enabling applications in an effective manner while incorporating multiple services. The overarching goal of aerOS is to design and build a virtualized, platform-agnostic meta operating system for the IoT edge-cloud continuum.


aerOS Open Call focuses on 2 main key points:

  • extension of functionalities delivered by aerOS,
  • expansion of application of aerOS in the five use case verticals considered in the project.

The main goals of aerOS’s first open call are:

  • to validate and improve technical components of the aerOS meta operating system;
  • to bring external actors (developers, domain experts, entrepreneurs, etc.) to create new solutions leveraging aerOS;
  • promote the visibility of aerOS architecture and outcomes on the market
  • gathering new inputs from IoT, edge, network and industrial experts
  • extend application base of aerOS to other verticals outside the ones included in the proposal (domain-agnostic)


Only the following type of entities will be able to submit proposals:

  • European SMEs
  • Universities
  • Research centres (RTOs)
  • Individuals

Operational eligibility criteria for proposals will also be:

  • Only one entity per proposal will be admitted, so activities in co-operation will not be considered eligible (no Consortia allowed).
  • Proposals must contribute to the aerOS paradigm and stick to aerOS technological principles.
  • (For Open Call #1) – The proposal must be contextualised to one of the five pilots.
  • The proposal must directly tackle one of the defined challenges.
  • It is not necessary that the applicants are located in any of the pilot sites (Navarre or Basque Country –Spain, Germany, Milano – Italy, Biel – Switzerland, Poland, Kaiserslautern – Germany, Limassol –Cyprus, Athens – Greece).


For the first round of aerOS Open Calls, a budget of 420k€ is available considering the following:

  • A maximum of 7 proposals will be funded.
  • A maximum requested amount of 60.000€ per proposal might be accepted.
  • Fixed duration of projects is 8 months.

Payments will be:

(i) pre-financing

(ii) one interim payment according to the results of monitoring actions

(iii) final payment.

Other information

Opening date: 1st October 2023

Closing date: 31st January 2024 at 17:00 CET

Contact person: Ignacio Lacalle Úbeda (Universitat Politècnica de València – UPV)


Phone: +34963877000