EIC Transition 2024 requirements

Proposals must build on the results from EIC Pathfinder, FET Flagship calls or ERC Proof of Concept projects, either by including participants of those projects or by showing that you have access to the IP or the rights to further develop the technology. 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) are 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.

In contrast to 2023, in 2024 the EIC Transition program only contains an Open Call. This is open to any type of technology and research area. The call information is presented below.

EIC Transition Open Call 2024 summary

  • Deadline: 18 September 2024.  After full proposal stage interview rounds will be held approx. 13 weeks after cut-off dates.
  • Subsidy: €0.5M-€ 2.5M.
  • Total Budget available: €94M
  • Funding rate: 100%
  • Consortium: single applicants (SMEs, spin-offs, universities) are eligible to apply alone or in small consortia, including 2-5 partners from both academia and industry. Applications must build on the results from a previous FET, Pathfinder or ERC Proof of Concept Project. The project should have been active for at least 12 months, or completed less than 24 months prior to the deadline.
  • Scope: If a project previously received a EIC Pathfinder, a FET Flagship or a ERC Proof of Concept, and the goal is to go beyond the proof principle, then the EIC Transition is the solution. The Transition programs aims at maturing both the technology and business idea to increase its technology (TRL 5 to 6) and market readiness. In addition Transition projects should prepare for commercialization of the innovation.

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