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EIC Transition

Funding programme
Submission deadline:
Funded by:
European Commission

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Have you identified EIC Pathfinder, FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) or European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept project results that could be the basis for ground-breaking innovations and new businesses?

  • Is this novel technology ready for the next steps towards its maturation and validation in some specific applications?
  • Have you performed early exploration of potential markets for your innovation as well as potential competitors?
  • Do you envisage building a motivated and diverse team to develop the idea towards commercialisation?

If the answer to each one of these questions is ‘yes’, then EIC Transition may be the right call for you.

Why should you apply?

EIC Transition funds innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle in laboratory. It supports both the maturation and validation of your novel technology from the lab to the relevant application environments (by making use of
prototyping, formulation, models, user testing or other validation tests) as well as explorations and development of a sustainable business case and business model towards commercialisation into high potential markets.

Applicants to EIC Transition 2024 can submit proposals through:

  • EIC Transition Open which has no predefined thematic priorities and is open to proposals in any field of science, technology or application

Can you apply?

Your proposal must build on results already achieved within an eligible project that are, at least, at experimental proof of concept (TRL 3) or, ideally, technology validated in the lab level (TRL 4). Proposals building on project results at TRLs other than TRL3 or TRL4 are not eligible. EIC Transition is restricted to proposals based on results generated by the following
eligible projects:

  • EIC Pathfinder projects (including projects funded under the Horizon 2020 EIC pilot Pathfinder, FET-Open, FET-Proactive, CSA and CSA Lump sum FET Innovation Launchpad, and FET Flagships calls)
  • European Research Council Proof of Concept projects funded Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe.
  • Research and Innovation Actions directly funded under Horizon 2020 Societal challenges and Leadership in Industrial Technologies and under Horizon Europe pillar II, with an eligible TRL39
  • European Defence Fund (EDF), including the Preparatory Action on Defence
    Research, research projects, but only for proposals which are focused on civil
    applications (including dual use)

What support will you receive if your proposal is funded?

The total indicative budget for this call is EUR 94 million.

If successful, you will receive a grant for a Research and Innovation Action to cover the eligible costs, necessary for the implementation of your project. For this call, the EIC considers proposals with a requested EU contribution of more than EUR 0.5 million and less than EUR 2.5 million and duration between 1 and 3 years as appropriate. Nonetheless, in exceptional cases, this does not preclude you to request larger amounts, if very well motivated and duly explained.

EIC Transition Open

This topic has no predefined thematic priorities and is open to proposals in any field of science, technology or application.

For any chosen field, EIC Transition projects should address, in a balanced way, both technology and market/business development, possibly including iterative learning processes based on early customer or user feedback. These activities should include, subject to the level of maturity of the technology, a suitable mix of research, technology development and validation activities to increase the maturity of the technology beyond proof of principle to viable demonstrators of the technology in the intended field of application (i.e. up to Technology Readiness Level 5 or 6). The activities must in all cases address market readiness towards commercialisation and deployment (market research, business case, prospects for growth, intellectual property protection, competitor analysis etc.) and other relevant aspects of regulation, certification and standardisation, aimed at getting both the technology and the business idea investment-ready.

The expected outcomes of your EIC Transition project are a) a technology that is demonstrated to be effective for its intended application and b) a business model, its initial validation and a business plan for its development to market.

How do you apply?

The deadline for submitting your proposal is 18 September 2024 at 17h00 Brussels local time.

You must submit your proposal via the Funding and Tender Opportunities Portal before the given deadline.

Website address: https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/databases/funding/eic-transition-1