Turning EIC Pathfinder results in genuine innovation

The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad aims to turn results from FET & EIC Pathfinder Pilot funded projects into societal or economic innovations.

The European Commission opened the FET Innovation Launchpad Calls for Proposals  (FET ILP) in order to support the exploitation of innovative results of future technologies emerging from EIC Pathfinder FET Open and FET Proactive funded projects.


It encourages activities such as defining a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development, or spin-off launch.


It opens for collaboration with relevant stakeholders as, for instance, partners for technology transfer, license-takers, investors and other sources of financing, societal organisations or potential end-users.


The latest FET ILP calls managed to attract 200 proposals and has funded 60 projects with a total budget of €6 million. The list of  FET ILP funded projects is available at the link.


The last H2020 EIC FET Innovation Launchpad Call for Proposals was opened the 9th October 2019 and will close the 14th October 2020.


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The open call is dedicated to Future and Emerging Technologies, open to all types of technological domains or sectors of applications.


Proposals must build on results from an ongoing or recently finished project, funded as a result of call in any FET topic under FP7 or Horizon 2020 and clearly identified in the proposal. The H2020 FET Open and FET Proactive funded projects are available at the EIC Pathfinder Data Hub.


Check the European Commission’s dedicated presentation of the instrument, available at the link.

Join the dedicated Info-day on 16th September 2020, organised by Access2EIC NCP Networks: link 


The open call is available at the link.


More on the Lump-Sum funding scheme


For the last Innovation Launchpad call under the Horizon 2020 framework programme, beneficiaries will declare costs based on lump sums of up to EUR 0.1 million for each grant. Concerning this, the European Commission has published the dedicated video “All I need to know about Lump Sum Pilots”, available at the link.