EIC Transition

EIC Transition funds innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle in laboratory to supports both:

EIC Transition should be considered if:

·       You identified Pathfinder, FET or ERC Proof of Concept project results that could be the basis for groundbreaking innovations and new businesses

·       Your novel technology is ready for the next steps towards its maturation and validation in some specific applications

·       You aim at building a motivated and diverse entrepreneur-lead team to develop the idea and increase its market readiness


You should NOT consider EIC transition if:

·       You want to perform additional R&D with no commercial perspective

·       You seek fund for mainly in-lab activities

·       Low entrepreneurship 


Eligible applicants

You can apply either as:

A single legal entity established in a Member State or an Associated Country (exception: companies which not qualify as SME are not eligible to apply as a single legal entity)

A small consortium of minimum 2 to 5 independent legal entities (e.g. Universities, SMEs, startups, spinoffs, Industry, user/customer organisations or any potential user (e.g. hospitals, utilities, industry, regulatory & public authorities, etc.)

Any EIC Transition project must build on the results from the following eligible types of projects:

·       EIC Pathfinder projects (including projects funded under EIC pilot Pathfinder, Horizon 2020 FET-Open, FET-Proactive) and FET Flagships calls (including ERANET calls under the FET work programme)

·       European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept projects


Form of support

Research and innovation action (RIA, funding 100% of eligible costs)

Up to €2.5million and more are available to validate and demonstrate technology in application-relevant environment and develop market readiness.

Activities should include, subject to the level of maturity of the technology, a suitable mix of research, technology development and validation activities to increase the maturity of the technology beyond proof of principle to viable demonstrators of the technology in the intended field of application (i.e. up to Technology Readiness Level 5 to 6)

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