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Horizon 2020 Funding for Fast Track to Innovation programme deadlines announced

The Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation call provides funding for close to market, business driven projects and is open to proposals in any area of technology or application.

Part of the Horizon 2020 Industrial Leadership Pillar, Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) accelerates the market uptake of ground-breaking innovations by providing funding through an open, accessible scheme that nurtures ideas from consortia of innovators of all types and sizes from across Europe.

FTI supports actions undertaking innovation from the demonstration stage through to market uptake, including activities such as piloting, test-beds, systems validation in real-world working conditions, validation of business models, pre-normative research, and standard-setting. FTI actions are encouraged to be interdisciplinary, cutting across different sector and technologies. Actions supporting innovative concepts that have the potential to disrupt or to create new markets are particularly welcome.

Proposals for funding must be submitted by consortia comprising between three and five legal entities established in at least three different EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020. Participation by private industry is mandatory, and the industry involvement requires:

* The allocation of at least 60% of the budget to industry participants in the consortium.
OR
* The presence of a minimum number of two industry participants in a consortium of three or four partners, or of three industry participants in a consortium of five partners.

The maximum EU contribution per action is 3 million (funding rate: 70% for for-profit entities; 100% for not-for-profit entities). The total budget available over 2018-20 is 100 million.

Cut-off dates for 2019 are as follows:

* 21st February 2019.
* 23rd May 2019.
* 22rd October 2019.

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Posted 2018-10-29 14:13:50

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