The TRL level, as commonly used in H2020, can be used to define whether a technology is ready for commercialisation…
EIC has launched its 1st calls
EIC has been launched in April and there are several open calls.
EIC will support through an “Integrated, agile support across the full innovation spectrum from early stage research to start-up and scale-up”.
The funding and support is organised into three main funding schemes:
- EIC Pathfinder for advanced research to develop the scientific basis to underpin breakthrough technologies.
- EIC Transition to validate technologies and develop business plans for specific applications
- EIC Accelerator to support companies (SMEs, start-ups, spin-outs and in exceptional cases small mid-caps) to bring their innovations to market and scale up.
Linkages between these funding schemes will be maximised through proactive management and new approaches, such as additional grants to ongoing Pathfinder projects, a Marketplace to connect preliminary and final research results with entrepreneurs and investors, and the Fast Track scheme from Pathfinder and Transition to enter the Accelerator.
The majority of funding will be awarded through open calls with no predefined thematic priorities (‘Open Funding’). Funding is designed…