EIC Transition

The EIC Transition supports innovation activities that move beyond experimental proof of principle in the lab. It funds both the maturation and validation of a novel technology in relevant application environments and the development of a business case and model towards commercialization.

Projects should address both technology and market/business development and incorporate early customer or user feedback.

The expected outcomes are a technology demonstrated to be effective for its intended application (TRL 5/6) and a validated business model, with a plan for its development to market.

Grants up to €2.5 million are available for validating technology and developing market readiness.

The EIC Transition operates open funding scheme as well as challenge-drive scheme.

EIC Transition Open Funding Scheme

is a funding program for projects in any scientific, technological, or application field. Most of the funding will be given through open calls with no set thematic priorities. The EIC Transition Open is created to support any technology or innovation that spans multiple fields or is a novel combination.

EIC Transition Challenges Scheme

Challenge-driven funding in 3 specific strategic fields:

EIC Transition principals:

  • Single applicants or small consortia
  • SMEs, research organizations, etc.
  • ONLY for projects based on a previously supported grant, by the following:
    • Open call – EIC Pathfinder projects, Horizon 2020 FET-Open, FET-Proactive, FET Flagships calls, ERC PoC, (EDF)
    • Challenge call – all projects funded under Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe
  • Grants of up to € 2.5 M
  • Funding rate of 100%
  • No royalty payment
  • 2 cut off dates for 2023:
    • Submission deadline – 12/04/2023, Panel interview – 19-23/06/2023
    • Submission deadline – 27/09/2023, Panel interview – 11-15/12/2023
  • Validation of a novel technology in the lab and in relevant application environments
  • Development of a business case and business model
  • 3 < TRL < 6
  • Project duration – 1 to 3 years
  • Long term financial support
  • Seal of Excellence
  • No equity
  • Mentoring & business support and guidance
  • Major risk-sharing
  • No intellectual property rights
  • No royalty’s payment
  • 2-step submission process:
    • Full application
    • Panel interview

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