On 29 June 2022, COST’s governing board, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) approved funding for six new COST Innovators Grants (CIGs).
What is a COST Innovators Grant?
The COST Innovators Grant, as defined in the COST Strategic Plan, aims to enhance the pace and success of breakthrough innovations, build bridges between the scientific research performed in COST Actions and marketable applications and/or societal solutions, and explore innovation potential.
Launched in 2019 as a pilot scheme, CIGs are now a fully established feature for COST under Horizon Europe. Eligible COST Actions that are reaching the end of their initial 4-year funding period are invited to apply for CIG funding by the COST Association. CIGs have a duration of 12 months and grantees benefit from the same networking activities available to COST Actions.