Funding Opportunity for SMEs with new innovation projects

The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot programme provides funding to businesses for “close-to-market” innovation projects in any area of technology or application. The aim of the programme is to:

  • reduce time from idea to market,
  • stimulate the participation of first-time applicants (including SMEs) to apply for EU research funding, and
  • increase private sector investment in research and innovation

The FTI Pilot will be implemented in 2015-2016 as a new initiative under Horizon 2020 and has a budget of €200 million.

Proposals can be submitted at any time with three cut-off dates in 2015: 29 April, 1 September and 1 December.

This funding opportunity could be an excellent opportunity for any of your members who are in the final stages of launching a product/service but need further financing to speed up the process

Should you have any questions about the programme, please see the attached document or visit

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