EIC Transition Open
EIC Transition funds innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle in laboratory to support both:
- the maturation and validation of your novel technology in the lab and in relevant application environments
- the development of a business case and (business) model towards the innovation’s future commercialisation.
EIC Transition projects should address both technology and market/business development, possibly including iterative learning processes based on early customer or user feedback.
The expected outcomes of an EIC Transition project are:
- a technology that is demonstrated to be effective for its intended application (TRL 5/6) and
- a business model, its initial validation and a business plan for its development to market.
Grants of up to €2.5 million are available to validate and demonstrate technology in application-relevant environment and develop market readiness.
Scope of Funding
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.
Your proposed activities must include further technology development on the results achieved in a previous project and follow user-centric methodologies to increase chances of the innovation’s future success in the market. 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 technology development and validation activities to increase the maturity of the technology beyond proof of concept to viable demonstrators of the technology in the intended field of application (i.e., from TRL 4 up to Technology Readiness Level 5 to 6). The activities must in all cases address market readiness towards commercialisation and deployment (market research, value proposition, business case and business model, prospects for growth, intellectual property protection, competitor analysis etc.) and aspects of regulation, certification and standardisation (if relevant), aimed at getting both the technology and the business idea investment ready.
Application can be submitted both as single legal entity (research institute or company) or as consortia with 2 to 5 independent legal entitites.
The next (and final) suzbmission deadline is 27th September 2023.
See also the programmes:
- EIC Transition Challenge: Environmental Intelligence
- EIC Transition Challenge: Chip-scale optical frequency combs
- EIC Transition Challenge: Full Scale Micro-nano-bio devices for medical and medical research applications.
All three calls for fundings exhibit the same eligibility conditions and submission deadlines