The EIC Transition is a new funding instrument of the EIC Work Program. Single applicants (SMEs, spin-offs, start-ups, research organizations, universities or consortia of max. 5 partners are eligible for EIC Transition.
The project must build on the results from Pathfinder or ERC Proof of Concept projects, either by including participants of those projects or by showing that you have access to the IP or have the rights to develop the technology further. In general a Transition project aims to validate and demonstrate technology (in an application-relevant environment) and develop its market readiness. EIC Transition supports the maturation and validation of your novel technology in the lab and in relevant application environments (by making use of prototyping, formulation, models, user testing or other validation tests), as well as the development of a business case and business model towards the innovation’s future commercialization.
The expected result of a Transition project is that the applicant(s) should be ready for the next stage, which can be to: apply for EIC Accelerator (for SMEs, including start-ups or spin-offs), seek other investors or sources of funding, enter licensing or collaboration agreements with third parties, or utilize other routes to market deployment. Additionally, projects funded through EIC Transition are eligible to submit an EIC Accelerator proposal via the Fast Track scheme.
The program is divided over two different types of calls:
The EIC Transition open call, is open to any type of technology and research area. Next to that, there are 2 EIC Transition Challenges implemented in 2021. These Challenges have a top-down approach with a specific topic, aiming at pushing forward ground-breaking innovations with a clear perspective towards market uptake for specific applications. The EIC Transition open call eligibility criteria and conditions also apply to the EIC Transition Challenges, including the €2.5M max subsidy amount and 22 September 2021 deadline.
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Proposals submitted to this transition challenge call should aim to:
Proposals are expected to address at least one of the following:
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