EIC Pathfinder pilot (FET-Proactive) Boosting emerging technologies

Submitted by Alina Danieles… on 23 March 2019

Deadline: 03 September 2019 17:00:00 Brussels time

Call ID: H2020-FETPROACT-2019-2020

Type of action:  RIA Research and Innovation action 

FET Proactive aims to identify the future and emerging technological paradigms with highest potential for Europe's economy and society. For each of them, it looks to establish a broad and solid European basis in terms of knowledge, key technological building blocks and interdisciplinary communities. By reaching out well beyond the research world, it ensures that Europe has the best 'first mover' position to capitalise rapidly and effectively on emerging societal and industrial opportunities.

EUR 68 Million for the 2019 budget will be taken from budget line 08.020102. In accordance with article 6.5 of Horizon 2020 regulation No 1291/2013, credits from budget line 08.020202 will be transferred to budget line 08.0201023.

The EIC Transition Activities pilot aims at bringing promising technologies as they are at the end of a typical FET-Open or FET Proactive project (i.e., TRL 2/3) to a level of development, validation and demonstration where they become a credible basis for entrepreneurship, business creation, investment and, ultimately, economic and/or societal returns. The project shall be driven by a partner with the vision, ambition and commitment to bring the technology to actual use (possibly through the creation of a start-up or spin-off)

Proposals must build on results from an ongoing or finished project (Research and Innovation Action), funded as a result of a FET-Open or FET Proactive call under Horizon 2020 (any Research and Innovation Action funded as a result of Horizon 2020 call H2020-FETOPEN-2014/2015, call H2020-FETPROACT-2014, call H2020-FETOPEN-2016-2017, call H2020-FETPROACT-2016-2017, call H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020 or call H2020-FETPROACT-2018-2020). The targeted technology should be in one of the following areas:

  • Micro- and Nano-technologies
  • Artificial Intelligence and advanced robotics
  • Technologies for the life sciences, health and treatment
  • Energy technologies
  • Interaction technologies (including virtual- augmented- and mixed reality,…)

Please find the conditions and documents of the call here.  

The call was published on March 19, 2019 on ec.europa.eu website here. © 2018 European Commission

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