The project idea is about:
Increase the software development productivity and quality by developing an open source toolset for software developers and associated methodologies. This applies mainly to the software developments with large software components (written in C or C++ or Java) and their ecosystem, such as open-source projects.
(BTW we have a more precise outline and a more detailed description of our project idea, in several pages)
We have got several (both academic and industrial = SMEs) partners, but we are lacking some large European corporation (e.g. some team in a global corporation of more than 10,000 workers) which:
knows about H2020, is located (has R&D staff) in Europe, and is willing to work on an H2020 proposal and (if the proposal get fundings) in an European collaborative R&D project.
uses and contributes to some large open source or free software project (coded in C, C++ or Java).
I know about several open source industrial associations with large European stakeholders (such as GENIVI, FIWARE and many others) but it is difficult to contact those persons interested by H2020 projects in them. BTW, some corporations which are strong members of these alliances are well known partners of H2020....
(I often get a reply like: we already have difficulties in hiring personel so we are not interested in H2020 programme)
Do you have suggestions about how to contact the interested persons in such (big) European corporations?
(sending emails to active contributors on public technical mailing lists is not effective, and I don't dare spamming these lists with a non-technical question)
BTW, if you happen to be a person working in Europe with open source in a large corporation and interested in H2020, you can contact me by email to
Sorry if this question is off-topic. I feel it is border-line but not off-topic
My colleague Franck VEDRINE is presenting slides about this project idea at the ICT proposer day on 9 and 10 November, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.