Fast Track to Innovation (FTI)

For whom?

Ambitious organisations in the EU

For what?

Piloting innovative products, processes or services

Our support

From advice to reviewing and drafting proposals

More information

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. There are no new cut-off dates for 2020. Keep an eye on this page for any new cut-off dates in 2021.

*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 via 088 495 20 00 or by filling in the form at the end of this page.


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