Access4SMEs Guide : “Tips for successful Horizon 2020 Fast Track to Innovation” application

Access4SMEs, which is a network of  National Contact Points (NCP) for Small Medium-sized Enterprises and Access to Risk Finance within the Horizon 2020 programme has published  a guide containing “Tips for successful application – Fast Track to Innovation”

This guide has been created to assist organisations who are looking to submit a proposal to the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) scheme, and receive useful information and tips for the application.

FTI is part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and serves as an innovation support scheme. It targets industry-driven consortia who are seeking market uptake of ground-breaking innovations. Thus, connecting all types and sizes of innovators from across Europe.

The guide should be useful for any consortia gathering for a joint submission of the EIC FTI proposal. The aim is to help organizations better understand the requirements and qualifications and thus succeed in receiving the grant.

The authors of this guide are Horizon 2020 NCPs who interact regularly with FTI applicants. This guide is based on the needs of these companies who interact with NCPs. The recommendations appearing in the document also include feedbacks received both from FTI evaluators employed by the European Commission and beneficiaries who won the FTI grant. The guide should be useful for anyone who wants to submit to Fast Track to Innovation, and receive general tips regarding submission to the program.

The guide can be found & downloaded here

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Richard Buxbaum - Scotland Europa - NCP Services
SME Innovation