The European Comission launched the first call “Fast Track to Innovation”
The FTI Pilot will be implemented in 2015-2016 as a new initiative under Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
The FTI pilot supports projects undertaking innovation from the demonstration stage through to market uptake, including stages such as piloting, test-beds, systems validation in real world/working conditions, validation of business models, pre-normative research, and standard-setting. It targets relatively mature new technologies, concepts, processes and business models that need a last development step to reach the market and achieve wider deployment. To this end, if a proposal involves technological innovation, the consortium must declare that the technology or the technologies concerned are at least at Technology Readiness Level 6. Projects can be interdisciplinary.
- Consortium with 3 to 5 partners (from EU countries)
- Industrial partners active in the consortium (at leat 60% of the budget)
- 70% funding. 1-2 Million €
Next deadline : 29/04/2015