Subvención Pública Europea a la Innovación: Fast Track to Innovation (FTI).La línea de Subvenciones públicas europea Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) financia a innovadores que desarrollan soluciones de vanguardia para crear nuevos mercados. La EU financia el 70% del presupuesto con una subvención, siendo necesario 2 socios industriales como mínimo y 3 integrantes en el consorcio de diferentes países.
Principles and funding of FTI
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.
The maximum EU contribution per action is €3 million (funding rate: 70% for for-profit entities; 100% for not-for-profit entities).
FTI targets relatively mature, ground-breaking new technologies, concepts, processes and business models that need final development to be able to shape a new market and achieve wider deployment.
If your proposal involves technological innovation, your consortium should declare that the technology or the technologies concerned are at least at Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 6. The intention will be to bring the TRL up to 8 for technological innovations and to an analogous level of maturity for non-technological innovations during the lifetime of the FTI action. TRLs are described in General Annex G of the work programme.
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.
The time to initial market take-up should be no more than 3 years from the start of your FTI action.
In very well-justified cases linked to the specific characteristics of a particular innovation field or industry sector, the time to initial market take-up could be longer.
Participation from industry in your consortium is mandatory. Universities and research and technology organisations can also participate. Actors with an important role in commercialisation are encouraged to take part, such as cluster organisations, end-users, industry associations, incubators, investors, and the public sector. Including start-ups with ground-breaking ideas that could create new markets is encouraged.
Eligibility and admissibility conditions:
Fast Track to Innovation (FTI): as described in the Work Programme part “European Innovation Council (EIC)”.
- Participation of three to no more than five different legal entities, independent of each other, in a consortium.
- Allocation of at least 60% of the overall budget to consortium partner(s) from industry; or a minimum of 2 industry partners out of a consortium of 3 or 4; or a minimum of 3 industry partners out of a consortium of 5.
- Requested EU contribution not more than €3 million.
- All consortium members established in EU Member States or in countries associated to Horizon 2020.