EIC Transition

EIC Transition supports any suitable scenario that jointly advances technological and market aspects, for instance:

  • A focused collaborative project to advance research up to TRL 5/6 while improving also the Market Readiness Level.
  • Projects led by an SME/Start-up with an interest in the results as single partner or in a small collaboration. The goal is to mature both the technology and market readiness.
  • A team of innovative researchers who want to turn selected project results into a viable product by looking for a suitable business model and/ or creating a start-up or spin-off company.
  • Any other that is fit to mature a novel technology while developing a business case to bring it to market.

EIC Transitions 2022 are restricted to applications based on results generated by the following projects:

  • EIC Pathfinder projects (including projects funded under EIC pilot Pathfinder, Horizon 2020 FET-Open, FET-Proactive, FET Flagships and FET ERAnet calls)
  • European Research Council (ERC) Horizon 2020 Proof of Concept projects

Here you can access the 2022 calls for eligibleProjects_2022.

Applicants need to demonstrate that they are the owner, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) holder, or have the necessary rights to commercialise the results from one of these eligible projects.

The EIC Transition programme consists of a combination of both open and challenge driven funding.

Which are the differences?

EIC Transition Open

EIC Transition Open is an open funding scheme for projects in any field of science or technology and challenge-driven funding in specific strategic areas. 

They are steered to assist any technologies and innovations that cut across different scientific, technological, sectoral and application fields or represent novel combinations.

Most funding will be awarded through open calls with no predefined thematic priorities. 

 

Strategic EIC Transition Challenges

·        Green digital devices for the future

The submitting proposals should focus their work on: 

• Exploiting a physical, chemical, or biological process still unexplored

• Evaluating existing devices while implementing them in new modes/regimes, leading to a novel approach with quantifiable and demonstrable advantages. 

• Specifying how the proposed new device, architecture, system or subsystem is controlled and programmed (if applicable) and addresses relevant input/output interface aspects. 

·        Process and system integration of clean energy technologies

The proposals should focus on:

• Developing energy technologies, within renewable fuels for energy’s decarbonisation sector

• Simplify the selection of different and ad hoc applications and use cases and integration of sustainable technologies into existing one and new energy systems and devices at all levels. 

·        RNA-based therapies and diagnotics for complex or rare genetics disease

The submitting proposals should focus on one ore more of the following specific objectives: 

• Advance, beyond the state of art, RNA delivery methods, including robust mRNA formulations, that would enable effective and safe delivery of mRNA into the cells

• Design, develop and preclinical validate of novel miRNAs (miRNA lncRNA, tRNA or siRNA-based) therapies for complex or rare genetic diseases

• Develop and validate novel RNA-based diagnostics and RNA-based predictive biomarkers that would allow for early and more accurate diagnosis and for favourable or non- post treatment prognosis, respectively.

 

 

EIC Transition Open 2022

Total Budget Proposals (indicative)Funding rateOpeningDeadline4th May cut off28th September cut-offLength of the proposalApplicantsEligible Projects
€70.9 millionUp to € 2.5 million 100% eligible costs1 March 2022Multiple cut-offs:

4th May 2022

28th September 2022
• Interviews: planned for 2nd July(+/-)

• Results: last week of July
• Interviews: planned for 1st week of December (+/-)

• Results: by the end of the year
maximum 20 A4 pages including cover1. Single applicants (SMEs, spin-offs, start-ups, research organisations, universities)

2. Small consortia (two partners) or consortia of three to five different independent legal entities:

- If 2 partners: from 2 different MS/AC, otherwise

- Min. 3 partners – Max 5 partners: at least 3 from different MS/AC (of which at least 1 partner in a MS)
(unless differently stated in the Open chapter)
EIC Transitions 2022 are restricted to applications based on results generated by the following eligible projects*:

• EIC Pathfinder projects (including projects funded under EIC pilot Pathfinder, Horizon 2020 FET-Open, FET-Proactive, FET Flagships and FET ERAnet calls)

• European Research Council (ERC) Horizon 2020 Proof of Concept projects

*Specific eligibility conditions applied

EIC Transition Challenges 2022

Total BudgetProposals (indicative)Funding rateOpeningDeadlines4th May cut-off28th September cut-offLength of the proposalApplicantsEligible Projects
€60.5 millionUp to €2.5 million
100% eligible costs 1st March 2022Multiple cut-offs:

• 4th May 2022

• 28th September 2022

• Interviews: planned for 2nd July(+/-)

• Results: last week of July

• Interviews: planned for 1st week of December(+/-)

• Results: by the end of the year

maximum 20 A4 pages including cover
1. Single applicants (SMEs, spin-offs, start-ups, research organisations, universities).

2. small consortia (two partners) or consortia of three to five different independent legal entities established in at least three different eligible countries.
EIC Transitions 2022 are restricted to applications based on results generated by the following eligible projects*:

• EIC Pathfinder projects (including projects funded under EIC pilot Pathfinder, Horizon 2020 FET-Open, FET-Proactive, FET Flagships and FET ERAnet calls)

• European Research Council (ERC) Horizon 2020 Proof of Concept projects

*Specific eligibility conditions applied