The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) is a fully-bottom-up measure in Horizon 2020 to promote close-to-the-market innovation activities, and open to all types of participants.
|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.
Actions funded under the pilot are to be ‘business-driven’ because they are intended to give promising innovation ideas the last push before entering the market. Therefore, substantial industry involvement in FTI actions will be mandatory to ensure quick market take-up (‘quick’ meaning within a three-year period after the start of the FTI-action).
This industry involvement will imply:
Note that half of the participants in these projects are SMEs. At the final submission deadline (15/03/2016), the European Commission has selected 16 new projects.
|If you interested you should act as soon as possible. Do you have a project? Do not hesitate to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) . We can help you in every step of your project, including build a consortium (find and contact partners).|
We’ll help you build a strong consortium by performing the following tasks:
– Analysis of the legal and financial aspects of the project environment.
– IP Audits to help the development of a strategy integrating IP and preparation of consortium agreements.
– Support for the establishment of an IP strategy and valuation of IP issues.
– Development of the consortium’s governance model
– Assistance to meet the requirements of potential public donors on Intellectual Property (results exploitation)
– Development of specifications
– Research of strategic and competitive information: Patent searches