The first evaluation of Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation Launchpad actions under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot selected 25 proposals, which will receive an invitation for grant agreement preparation.
Interestingly, among the selected projects, six of them are supporting innovation in the health sector:
From 2018 to 2020 the FET Innovation
LaunchPad is part of the European Innovation Council pilot with an overall
budget of EUR 8.2 million. In addition, FET Innovation LaunchPad evaluates
submitted projects for funding once a year. The next deadline is 8 October.
Innovation Launchpad projects support finished or ongoing FET projects in the upgrading of the technology readiness level, the identification of potential markets or in commercialising products. Therefore, the focus lays on their practicality rather than the budgetary support since they are very short in duration.
FET activities consist of 3 lines of activities: