Launch of the last Horizon 2020 call for proposals from the EIC Pathfinder FET Innovation LaunchPad.
The Future and Emerging Technologies Innovation LaunchPad aims to improve the competitiveness of the European industry including the overall economy thanks to the creation of new jobs from EIC Pathfinder FET research results.
The provided funds are accessible for short-term actions addressing other than scientific aspects. Especially, the support will be provided for the initial stages of a FET result reaching socio-economic impacts. These are the activities such as defining a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development.
The deadline to apply for the grant is before 14 October 2020!
Previous three calls attracted about 200 proposals which helped to fund 60 projects with a total budget of 6 million €. The projects received funding from VC funds or signed first sales with customers. Also, the funds contributed to the recruitment of the staff of 20+ high-profile physicists and engineers.