EIC Transition Open 2021

3 June 2021

The EIC Transition Open aims at funding innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle in laboratory. The EIC Transition Open is twofold, supporting both the maturation and validation of a novel technology, and 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 dimensions where iterative learning processes based on early customer feedback is possible. These activities should include 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) in the attempt to address market readiness towards commercialisation and deployment, as well as other aspects of regulation, certification and standardisation, aimed at getting both the technology and the business idea investment-ready.

The objectives of the EIC Transition are to mature both the technology and business idea to increase the project’s technology and its market readiness. By doing this, the EIC Transition offers its applicants a solid support to deliver on the market a technology that is effective for its intended application, as well as a successful business model and business plan for its development to the market. 

The EIC Transition provides a total indicative budget of EUR 59.6 million. The EIC considers proposal with a requested EU contribution of up to a EUR 2.5 million as appropriate. Requesting larger amount is possible if properly justified. 

Call deadline for submitting proposals is 22 September 2021 at 17h00 Brussels local time. This should be submitted via the European Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal. 

For further information, please refer to the EIC Work Programme 2021 under the EIC Transition Open section.

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