Fast Track to Innovation (FTI)
Fast Track to Innovation (FTI), part of the Horizon 2020 programme, targets companies with an innovative product, process or service, enabling them to reduce the time between the creation of the innovation and the actual market launch.
International cooperation within Fast Track to Innovation
The programme provides grants for pilots, validations of a business model and/or validations of concepts in a practical setting. Because the FTI programme does not use pre-defined themes, a wide range of large scale innovation projects can qualify for funding.
With an average financial contribution of € 1,500,000 (maximum € 3 million), the FTI programme focuses on large-scale projects with a European impact. Up to 70% of the project costs are reimbursed. European cooperation is a prerequisite within the FTI programme. A consortium must consist of three to five partners from European member states and/or associated countries*. Although the majority of an FTI-consortium are to be industry partners, the FTI programme is also open for knowledge institutions and public organisations. Grant applications can be submitted throughout the year. The next cut-off date for this year is on 27 October 2020.
*Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Israel, Moldova, Switzerland, Faroe Islands.
Hezelburcht – Grant Consultancy
The grant specialists of Hezelburcht have extensive experience in setting up, applying and coordinating large-scale European innovation tracks. They also ensure actively monitoring and advice of deadlines and administrative requirements. In case you would like to receive more information or should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.