28 January, Brussels – DG Research and Innovation organised a dedicated workshop with experts and stakeholders to prepare the ‘Fast Track to Innovation’ pilot, with the aim to test this approach in a fully open and transparent way and in line with the potential beneficiaries’ needs.
Horizon 2020, the EU’s new Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, will provide new and extended funding opportunities for excellent researchers and innovators across Europe. Running from 2014 to 2020 Horizon 2020 is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.
One of the novelties will be the launch of a full-scale pilot to test a ‘Fast Track to Innovation’ instrument aiming to speed up the time from idea to market and to increase the participation of industry, SMEs and first time applicants. The pilot will be set up in 2015 and assessed as part of the interim evaluation of Horizon 2020.
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