European Liaison Office of the German Research Organisations

Fast Track to Innovation

The instrument Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) is a bottom-up call for proposals within the thematic scope of the Societal Challenges and Leading and Enabling Technologies. The objective is to support innovation by reducing the period between the arising of new ideas and their market replication. At the same time, the instrument aims at increased involvement of industry by means of simplified and accelerated procedures.

Actions related to this instrument will be implemented by consortia of three to five partners. Participation will be open for public as well as private organisations. However, substantial industry participation is a precondition. The funding amounts up to EUR 3 million for each project.