As announced at the CAPE-OPEN 2014 Annual Meeting last September, the CO-LaN Management Board decided to offer a Consultancy Services Scheme in 2015. 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 will fund up to 80 hours of consultancy service. The service will initially be provided 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 will be open to any Associate Member of CO-LaN

  • Applications for the scheme will be reviewed annually.

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

  • No single Associate Member will be 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 is 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 will accept no liability for any issues with CAPE-OPEN interfaces developed under this Service

How to apply?

Send your proposal to the CTO. The deadline for 2015 applications is March 10th 2015.


Do not hesitate to contact Michel Pons if you have questions about the scheme and your application.

Current status

This call for requests is now closed. Requests by Virtual Materials Group and Aspentech have been approved for funding by CO-LaN Management Board.