The European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder and the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme organised this Info Day to present their funding opportunitites for 2019: FET Open for Research and Innovation Actions and Innovation Launchpad Projects, and the FET Proactive topics, including EIC transition to innovation activitites. It did also offer a platform for presentations of draft ideas for proposals and networking.

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The link to the reference document containing these funding opportunitites is here (sections FET-Open and FET-Proactive)

This event was videostreamed and recorded. 

The Information Day covered:

  • presentation of the EIC Pathfinder FET Open and FET Proactive topics
  • information on how to prepare and submit a FET Open and FET Proactive proposal, on the evaluation process and on relevant evaluation criteria
  • opportunity for a very short presentation by potential applicants (max. 5 min, 1-3 slides) on a novel idea for a proposal with the aim of identifying potential partners.

Please see below the EC presentations given at the InfoDay:

Draft agenda

  • 08:00     Registration (from 8:00 onwards)
  • 09:00     Welcome
  • 09:10     Why a European Innovation Council (EIC)?
  • 09:20     EIC Enhanced Pilot in Horizon 2020
  • 09:30     Q&A
  • 09:45     EIC Pathfinder/FET in EIC Enhanced Pilot
  • 10:00     Applying for the Pathfinder in Horizon 2020: proposal guidelines and submission procedures
  • 10:20     Q&A
  • 10:30     Coffee
  • 11:00     EIC Pathfinder/FET Proactive topics
  • 11:00            Sub-topic (a) Human-centric AI
  • 11:15            Sub-topic (b) Implantable Autonomous Devices and Materials
  • 11:30            Sub-topic (c) Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation for full decarbonisation
  • 11:45     Q&A    
  • 12:00     EIC Transition to Innovation Activities
  • 12:15     EIC Pathfinder/FET Open (including Research and Innovations actions and Innovation Launchpad)
  • 12:30     Q&A
  • 12:45     Lunch time - please make your own arrangements
  • 14:00     Proposers’ forum - Short presentations on potential proposals/ networking
  • 17:00     End of meeting


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