A testbed is a controlled experimentation platform, in which solutions can be deployed and tested in an environment that replicates real-world conditions. Its goal is to create growth opportunities for new products, services or business development. The initiative EIT Community Testbeds invites start-ups, scale-ups, research and technology organisations (RTOs), universities as well as industry partners to collaborate and test their ground-breaking products and digital services.
The EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) are partnerships that bring together businesses, research centres and universities. They allow:
Through our Knowledge and Innovation Communities, we strengthen cooperation among businesses (including SMEs), higher education institutions and research organisations, form dynamic pan-European partnerships, and create favourable environments for creative thought processes and innovations to flourish. Real sustainable products, services, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, companies, revenue, profit and jobs are emerging from our Innovation Communities, right here in Europe – concrete results from Europe’s, if not the world’s, largest innovation network. Four EIT KICs (jointly EIT KICs) participate in this initiative:
EIT Manufacturing, a non-for-profit association registered with the RNA number W913012329 before the National Directory of Associations of Essonne in France; whose registered office is located at Paris-Saclay, NanoINNOV, 2 Boulevard Thomas Gobert, 91120 Palaiseau, France.
EIT RawMaterials, a limited company registered with the number HRB16389B before the Amtsgericht Berlin Charlottenburg in Germany; whose registered office is located at Europaplatz 2, 10557 Berlin, Germany.
EIT Food, a non-for-profit association registered with the company number 0672423992; whose registered office is located at iVZW Ubicenter A Philipssite 5 bus 34, Leuven (3001 Heverlee) Belgium.
EIT Digital, a non-for-profit association registered in the Crossroads Bank of Enterprises under number 0831431639; whose registered office EIT Digital IVZW is located at 7 Rue Guimard, 1040 Brussels, Belgium.
If you are using the services of this Website in any way, you are considered its User and you will be bound by these Terms & Conditions (T&Cs).
2. Terms of Service
EIT KICs offer their Testbeds service via its website (the Website) available at the following address: https://testbeds.eitcommunity.eu
The EIT KICs play a coordinator role between startups and companies seeking for a site to test their project (hereinafter referred to a User) and the industrial actors offering sites for testing (Testbeds). We introduce different sites in various European countries in a very detailed and comprehensive manners to the Users who are looking for a site to test their projects. The interested Users contact us via our contact form and their contact request will be directed to the site of their choice.
3. Acknowledgment Statement
By filling and sending a contact form you will be requested to tick a box to acknowledge the following statement:
“By submitting a contact form via this Website, you acknowledge that EIT KICs are only responsible of facilitating the coordination between the sender and receiver of this communication. You acknowledge that EIT KICs accept no responsibilities regarding your intended future contractual relation with the Testbed or their failure in fulfillment of any obligation. The EITKIC cannot be hold responsible for any miscommunication or any other issue. You also consent that your name, phone number, country of residence and email address and the content of the contact form will be shared, in electronic and/or physical form, with employees of the Testbed you are interested in connecting with.”
EIT KICs MAKE NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY AS TO ANY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, GENERATED INFORMATION, RESULT OF RESEARCH OR TEST CONDUCTED BETWEEN USERS AND SITES, OR THE OWNERSHIP, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE RESEARCH OR RESULTING PRODUCT; THAT THE GOODS, SERVICES, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, PROCESSES, INFORMATION, OR DATA TO BE FURNISHED HEREUNDER WILL ACCOMPLISH INTENDED RESULTS OR ARE SAFE FOR ANY PURPOSE INCLUDING THE INTENDED PURPOSE; OR THAT ANY OF THE ABOVE WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH PRIVATELY OWNED RIGHTS OF OTHERS. EIT KICS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES ATTRIBUTED TO SUCH RESEARCH OR RESULTING TEST, PRODUCT, INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, GENERATED INFORMATION, OR PRODUCT MADE OR DELIVERED BY THE INTERMEDIARY OF THIS WEBSITE. EITKICs MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, GUARANTIES, OR CONDITIONS AS TO THE QUALITY, SUITABILITY, TRUTH, ACCURACY, OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY OF THE MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE WEBSITE.
5. Limitation of liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL EIT KICs BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ERRORS CONTAINED ON THIS WEB SITE OR IN ANY PUBLICATION OR FOR ANY DAMAGE, INCLUDING LIABILITY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, RELIANCE OR COVER DAMAGE, OR DAMAGE FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF BUSINESS, REVENUE, PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE), HOWEVER IT ARISES, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF CONTENT AVAILABLE FROM THIS WEB SITE, EVEN IF PREVIOUSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
6. Intellectual Property Rights
The Website and its entire contents, features and functionally (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design) are owned by EIT Manufacturing and are protected by the laws of France. Certain content (e.g., videos, reports, images) may be the property of project consortium partners or other third parties and will be appropriately credited on the website. Please note that by using this website no Intellectual Property rights are conferred upon you on any of the contents of the Website that remain the property of EIT Manufacturing.
Users are not allowed to reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store, or transmit any of the material on our website, except as follows:
Users must not:
You must not access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Website or any services or materials available through the Website.
7. Misuse Of Website
7.1 Users must not:
(a) use our website in any way or take any action that causes, or may cause, damage to the Website or impairment of the performance, availability, accessibility, integrity, or security of the website;
(b) use our website in any way that is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity;
(c) hack or otherwise tamper with our Website;
(d) probe, scan or test the vulnerability of our website without our permission;
(e) circumvent any authentication or security systems or processes on or relating to our website;
(f) use our website to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software;
(g) impose an unreasonably large load on our website resources (including bandwidth, storage capacity, and processing capacity);
(h) decrypt or decipher any communications sent by or to our website without our permission;
(i) conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction, and data harvesting) on or in relation to our Website without our express written consent;
(j) access or otherwise interact with our Website using any robot, spider or other automated means, except for the purpose of search engine indexing;
(k) use our website except by means of our public interfaces;
(l) violate the directives set out in the robots.txt file for our website;
(m) use data collected from our website for any direct marketing activity (including without limitation email marketing, SMS marketing, telemarketing and direct mailing); or
(n) do anything that interferes with the normal use of our website.
7.2 Users must ensure that all the information they supply to us through our website, or in relation to our website, is true, accurate, current, complete, and non-misleading.
EIT KICs are committed to the privacy of the Users of their Website. All processing activities of personal data in relation to the Testbeds project are in compliance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). You can find our Privacy Statement at the following link.
9. Applicable law and competent jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of France. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these T&Cs, or any breach, termination or invalidity thereof, shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Paris, France.
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If you are interested in our testbeds and would like to take your project to the next level, then let’s talk about it! We look forward to receiving your questions and ideas!