After participating in the EIC accelerator program with its Multrawheel – the unique ultrasound scanner that allows for highly efficient inspections of composite materials, such as windmill blades and other large composite structures.
Following evaluation by a panel of independent experts, the MultraWheel proposal was rated as a high-quality project proposal in a highly competitive evaluation process, which means it passed all stringent assessment thresholds for the three award criteria (excellence, impact, quality and efficiency of implementation) required to receive funding from the EIC budget. As 2021 resources available for this specific call had already been allocated, the evaluation panel issued its Seal of Excellence and recommended the proposal for funding by other sources within EU’s programs for funding.
“Not only can this award open up further funding sources for our MultraWheel ultrasound scanner, it also underlines the uniqueness of our technology and the huge impact it can have for both infrastructure owners and society as a whole,” says Øivind Horpestad, CEO of Elop.
The “Seal of Excellence” is a quality label awarded by the EU commission to proposals/projects which has been assessed in a call for proposals under a Union instrument and are deemed to comply with the quality requirements for funding.
This well-known quality label recognizes the value of the proposal and helps other funding bodies take advantage of the evaluation process done by EIC.