The Commission’s European Innovation Council (EIC) received 257 proposals for the September 2023 cut-off of EIC Transition calls. EIC Transition projects focus on results generated by EIC Pathfinder, FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) or European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept projects, to mature the technologies and build a business case for specific applications. Grants of up to €2.5 million are available to validate and demonstrate technology in application-relevant environment and develop market readiness.
EIC Transition Open call
162 proposals from 26 countries have been submitted for the EIC Transition Open call, requesting a budget of €393.5 million.
EIC Transition Open funds novel technologies from any scientific field that have already reached the experimental proof of principle in laboratory. These technologies should aim to achieve further maturation and validation in the lab and in relevant application environments in order to develop market readiness.
EIC Transition Challenges
95 proposals from 23 countries have been submitted for the call under EIC Transition Challenges, requesting altogether €229.2 million:
- 67 proposals under Full scale Micro-Nano-Bio devices for medical and medical research applications
- 16 proposals under Environmental intelligence
- 12 proposals under Chip-scale optical frequency combs
Full scale Micro-Nano-Bio devices for medical and medical research applications challenge aims at the completion of Micro-Nano-Bio technology suitable for transition to market.
Environmental intelligence challenge focuses on demonstrating novel devices, sensors or technologies that have a clear and quantifiable advantage with respect to one or several of the key issues mentioned above compared with existing alternatives for similar class of problems or applications.
Chip-scale optical frequency combs challenge aims to advance technological developments of the light states in driven nonlinear systems and to develop novel platforms for chip-scale frequency combs.
The proposals are now being evaluated and projects will start in spring 2024.
Next cut-off day for sending proposals will be announced in the EIC Work Programme 2024.
Source: European Innovation Council | News (https://shorturl.at/jvzHO)