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What are Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and to which Horizon 2020 call topics are they applicable?

Published on: 02-05-2016 10:09 AM

FAQ ID: 2890

Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) are indicators of the maturity level of particular technologies. This measurement system provides a common understanding of technology status and addresses the entire innovation chain. There are nine technology readiness levels; TRL 1 being the lowest and TRL 9 the highest.


The use of TRLs in the Horizon 2020 Work Programmes and calls for proposals is indicated for each topic in the topic description.


Please refer to Annex G of the General Annexes to the Work Programme 2016/17 for a full description of TRLs


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