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EIC Transition

Mature a novel technology and develop a business case to bring it to market


EIC Transition funds innovation activities that go beyond the experimental proof of principle in laboratory to support both:

  • the maturation and validation of your novel technology in the lab and in relevant application environments
  • 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 development, possibly including iterative learning processes based on early customer or user feedback.

The expected outcomes of an EIC Transition project are:

  • a technology that is demonstrated to be effective for its intended application (TRL 5/6)  and
  • a business model, its initial validation and a business plan for its development to market.

Grants of up to EUR 2.5 million are available to validate and demonstrate technology in application-relevant environment and develop market readiness.

EIC Work Programme 2022

The EIC Work Programme  opens funding opportunities worth over €1.7 billion in 2022. For EIC Pathfinder, the funding is worth  €131 million.

EIC work programme - 2022
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Learn more & check the factsheets


Funding opportunities

EIC Transition Open

EIC Transition Open is an open funding scheme for projects in any field of science or technology as well as challenge driven funding on specific strategic fields.

The majority of funding will be awarded through open calls with no predefined thematic priorities.

This EIC transition Open is designed to enable support for any technologies and innovations that cut across different scientific, technological, sectoral and application fields or represent novel combinations.

Strategic EIC Transition Challenges

  • Green digital devices for the future

Proposals submitted under this call should focus on novel digital devices or/and architectures aiming at solving issues related to energy efficiency, use of non-critical and non-toxic raw materials. Proposals should ensure a circular approach and/or a high degree of recyclability, while maintaining or even improving on performance and miniaturisation.   

  • Process and system integration of clean energy technologies

These proposals should  focus on developing energy system technologies, integrating  a combination of at least one technology resulting from an eligible project in a system or complex process comprising the elements of energy production or conversion, storage, including renewable fuels, and / or final use.

  • RNA-based therapies and diagnostics for complex or rare genetic diseases

Projects submitted under this call should target RNA-based technologies enabling safe and effective delivery methods for accurate diagnostics and therapies of complex or rare genetic diseases.  

Cut-off and interview dates

  1. First cut-off
    4 May
  2. Interview
    11-15 July
  3. Second cut-off
    28 September
  4. Interview
    5-9 December

EIC Transition calls

 Who can apply?

Single applicants (SMEs, spin-offs, start-ups, research organisations, universities) or small consortia (max 5 partners) may apply.

Applications are restricted to 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
  • ERANETs projects under the FET programme (including ChistERA, quantERA and FLAG-ERA)
  • European Research Council (ERC)  Proof of Concept projects

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

The list of the projects provided below is a “best effort” indication of potentially eligible projects unless amendments, early termination and errors.

The list does not provide proof of eligibility to submit a proposal to a EIC Transition call deadline.

EIC Transition eligible projects 2022
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Check also Innovation radar - innovation discovery tool for EIC Pathfinder/FET innovations.

Support for applicants

Is EIC Transition for you?

  • Have you identified Pathfinder, FET or ERC Proof of Concept project results that could be the basis for ground-breaking innovations and new businesses? 
  • Is this novel technology ready for the next steps towards its maturation and validation in some specific applications?  
  • Do you envisage building a motivated and diverse entrepreneur-lead team to develop the idea and increase its market readiness? 

Before you take a decision to apply, look carefully at the criteria and objectives in the EIC Work Programme and assess if your project is in line with them.

The application form will be available in the F&T portal under the EIC transition call page.

Answers to the frequently asked questions.

Seal of Excellence

Applications that meet all the criteria, but are not recommended for funding due to budget limits, will be awarded a Seal of Excellence to help them secure funding from other sources. Companies with a Seal of Excellence can also get support from EIC Business Acceleration Services. To be eligible for a Seal of Excellence you must give consent to sharing some basic information about your application with other funding and support organisations.

EIC Transition news

News article |

The European Innovation Council invites the EIC funded projects to join this open call aiming at creating an interactive exhibition during the EIC Summit, taking place on 07-08 December 2022 in Brussels.