The European Commission received 261 proposals in response to the latest Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) call which closed on 25 May 2019. The results of the call will be known in the autumn.
FTI promotes close-to-the market innovation activities open to all types of participants. The programme offers € 3 million to consortia composed of 3 to 5 partners including mainly industrial participants. The programme is fully bottom-up and there are no set topics, with proposals being classified according to the keywords introduced by applicants. The top keywords introduced were engineering, health and ICT.
The proposals include participants from 28 countries with the largest number of proposals being submitted by Spanish, Italian and Dutch applicants.
Fast Track to innovation (FTI) is part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and helps close-to-the-market innovations jointly developed by small companies and their industrial partners get on the market faster.