In the continuity of the actions conducted in 2014 and 2015, and as announced at the CAPE-OPEN 2015 Annual Meeting through the funding made available for this action, CO-LaN Management Board has decided to offer a Consultancy Services Scheme in 2016. The purpose of this scheme is to provide assistance, in the form of access to a specialist consultant and funding, in the new implementation of CAPE-OPEN interfaces or the improvement of existing interface implementations. CO-LaN’s intent in providing this Service is to encourage the full implementation of efficient and error free interfaces, and so to increase the uptake and seamless usage of the CAPE-OPEN interfaces.

Why to apply?

CO-LaN funds up to 80 hours of consultancy service. The service is provided primarely by Jasper van Baten of AmsterCHEM, one of the world’s leading experts in CAPE-OPEN. Jasper implemented many CAPE-OPEN interfaces and will certainly help you hands-on with your project.

Terms & Conditions of the scheme

Funding and selection process

  • The scheme is open to any Associate Member of CO-LaN

  • Acceptance of an application is at the sole discretion of the CO-LaN Management Board.

  • No single Associate Member is permitted to receive more than a total of 80 consultancy hours in the 5 year period from the start date of the scheme, unless agreed by the unanimous decision of the Management Board


  • No intellectual property rights will be conferred on CO-LaN through the use of this Service by a CO-LaN Associate Member

  • Where the results of the work carried out by the Provider are deemed to be confidential, the recipient of this Service will need to put in place a separate confidentiality agreement between them and the Provider.

  • CO-LaN does not expect to be party to any such confidentiality agreement, but would need to approve the terms of the agreement before the CO-LaN funding is released. In particular, such an agreement must not prevent the Provider working for any other CO-LaN Associate Member in the future


  • CO-LaN accepts no liability for any issues with CAPE-OPEN interfaces developed under this Service

How to apply?

Send your proposal to the CTO using the provided form. The deadline for 2016 applications was August 31, 2016. The call is now closed. Result of this call are listed together with results of previous calls..


Do not hesitate to contact CO-LaN’s CTO () if you have questions about the scheme and its application.