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1 Fast Track to Innovation (FTI Pilot)

2 FTI Pilot - What is it? The FTI pilot is 1. the only fully-bottom-up measure in Horizon 2020 promoting 2. close-to-the-market (36 months) innovation activities 3. open to all types of participants

3 FTI Pilot - What is the idea? innovation TRL9 research fast track funding range 1-3 million demo TRL6 market Launch 36 months Reduce time from idea to market -- last push Increase participation of industry, first-time applicants, SMEs Stimulate private sector investment in R&I

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5 FTI Pilot Key Features One common call, permanently open, 3 cut-offs per year (next 01.12) Time-to-grant (TTG) up to max. 6 months Budget: 200 M for 2015/2016 ( ) ca. 60 projects with average EU contribution of 2M Funds innovation actions (70%), grant up to 3M Future of FTI pilot (beyond 2016) only decided after full evaluation

6 FTI Pilot Industry Involvement Industry-intensive consortia from EU or Associated Countries meaning: Either 2 out of 3-4 partners are industry (= private for profit) Or 3 out of 5 partners are private for profit And/or 60% of the budget (= total estimated eligible costs) is to be allocated to consortium partner(s) from industry Subcontractors allowed but the core must be in the partners SMEs and first-time industry applicants particularly welcome

7 FTI Pilot Timeline April 29, First intermediary call deadline End of August, 2015 First results from evaluation sent to applicants September 1, 2015 Second intermediary call deadline End of October 2015 First Grants signed December 1, 2015 Third intermediary call deadline & results of September call known

8 SME Instrument FTI Pilot vs SME Instrument Fast Track to Innovation 13 Topics Fully bottom up Only SMEs All type of participants Launch onto the market no fixed time Launch onto the market within a period of 36 months after the start of the action Two phases + coaching One stage call no coaching Open call H2020 Pilot call

9 FTI Pilot Evaluation process Panel of four independent experts Evaluation summary report (arithmetic average of scores) with a short feedback allowing the applicant to understand what can be improved in the proposal Thresholds: overall 12/15; score for "Impact": 4/5 or higher 3 criteria: Possible economic impact; Excellence in innovation; Implementation

10 FTI Pilot examples of main weaknesses identified during the evaluation The expected impact on partners' growth and innovation capacity are insufficiency described; Market and competition analysis are weak and limited; Financing plan to reach the market and expand the commercialization capacity is not discussed in detail; The commercialization activities are not presented to demonstrate how they intend to involve key stakeholders on the buy side; The financial aspects are underestimated within the review of risks; Management structure is assessed as generic; Lack of details in the description of deliverables and in risk mitigation plans.

11 FTI Pilot First cut off results Submitted proposals - distribution by keyword

12 FTI Pilot First cut off results Submitted proposals - country distribution ES IT NL UK DE FR SE SI BE PL AT EL IL PT CZ DK IE NO BG HU TR SK FI RO HR MT CY

13 Country distribution of participants in funded proposals highest "country success rates"

14 FTI Pilot First cut off results Total EU contribution retained proposals - country distribution proposals retained for funding Total of EUR 35,571,700, UK NL DE FR IT SE ES SI BE FI DK IE NO EL AT CZ HR TR RO

15 1149 total of participants Applications by type of organisation Research Organisation Public Body 9% 1% Higher of Secondary Education 13% Other 14% Private for Profit 63% (SME 46%)

16 FTI Pilot vs SME Instrument

17 FTI Pilot 1 st cut off funded projects BeLEADFREE High Strength Bearing for Large-Bore LEAD FREE Engine biowave Upscale and demonstration of an integrated novel microwave pretreatment system for efficient production of biogas from anaerobic digestion of pig manure to create a sustainable waste-management system CARIM Commercialization of a full carbon wheel manufactured with an automated high-volume process for the automotive market DISRUPT Development of an innovative and safe ultra-light two-seater turbine helicopter eshark Eco-friendly Ship Hull film system with fouling Release and fuel saving properties EVA Patient ventilation beyond limits GEM in-wheel GEM in-wheel motor INTUI-VIEW Intelligent needle tracking using ultrasound imaging for improved minimally invasive interventions

18 FTI Pilot 1 st cut off funded projects LICORNE Lissage de Cordons Robotisé Novateur Expert REACH Resource Efficient Automatic Conversion of High-Altitude Wind REMOSIS A novel smart trap station as an Internet of Things surveillance solution to remotely count and identify the species of diseasecarrying mosquitoes ReTAPP Re-Think All Plastic Packaging RichWater First application and market introduction of combined wastewater treatment and reuse technology for agricultural purpo SafeAST Continuous structural condition tank integrity monitoring of Above Ground Storage Tanks, aka SafeAST, no entry: no empty. ShaleSafe Development of a monitoring system embedded in a sonic drilling pipe for inspection of soil and aquifer contamination by shale gas and fracking chemicals SMARTHERM Pilot line production of functionalized CNTs as thermal interface material for heat dissipation in electronics applications

19 FTI Pilot Useful Information Participant Portal (FTI Pilot Action) h2020/topics/9096-ftipilot html Work Programme updated: /main/h2020-wp1415-fast-track_en.pdf List of Beneficiaries of funded projects: _participants%20websites_corrected.pdf

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