The EIC Transition Calls Worth €100 Million Are Open



This first EIC Transition calls launched on 20 May 2021 are focusing on results generated by EIC Pathfinder pilot projects and European Research Council Proof of Concept projects, to mature the technologies and build a business case for specific applications.


EIC Transition Open funds novel technologies from any scientific field that have already reached the experimental proof of principle in laboratory. These technologies should aim to a further maturation and validation in the lab and in relevant application environments in order to develop market readiness. Apply for the call.


The EIC Transition Challenges on Medical Technology and Devices is specifically addressed to novel technologies and devices responding to important health needs in the direct clinical treatment and care of patient. It supports transition activities from a proof-of-concept result to a level of technological maturity appropriate for clinical evaluation and aiming to develop an exploitation strategy. Apply for the call.


The EIC Transition Challenge – Energy harvesting and storage technologies funds innovative technologies that intent to develop an efficient, low cost, sustainable, compact and flexible energy harvesting, conversion and storage. These technologies are therefore considered important for the Green Deal targets of decarbonised energy systems while achieving the transition to secure and affordable energy. Apply for the call.


The EIC (European Innovation Council) aims at identifying and supporting breakthrough technologies and game-changing innovations with the potential to scale up internationally and become market leaders. It supports all stages of innovation from R&D on the scientific underpinnings of breakthrough technologies, to validation and demonstration of breakthrough technologies and innovations to meet real-world needs, to the development and scaling up of start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). As ECOPNET (European Cooperation and Partnership Network) we would like to inform potential applicants that projects must comply with the ‘do no significant harm’ principle of the EU Sustainable Finance Taxonomy. This means in particular that EIC funding will not be awarded to projects that contravene the objectives of the European Green Deal, including any proposal dedicated to increase the efficiency of fossil fuels and related technologies for example.


The deadline for submission of proposals is on 22 September 2021.




Source: European Innovation Council News