COST - The COST Association is launching the COST Innovators’ Grant pilot scheme

The COST Association is launching the COST Innovators’ Grant (CIG) pilot scheme.

The COST Innovators’ Grant aims at enhancing the pace and success of breakthrough innovations, to build bridges between the scientific research performed in COST Actions and marketable applications and/or societal solutions and to explore innovation potential. For those COST Actions which demonstrate commercial/innovation potential, an additional budget will be allocated. The funding will cover the activities required to turn the research network outputs into either a commercial or technical proposition. To fully benefit from this Innovators Grant and successfully implement it, COST Actions will be able to apply for a one-year add on of their activities.

This pilot scheme is open for ending Actions selected for funding under OC-2015-1, which finish before 31 May 2020. The COST Innovators’ Grant activities funded under the pilot scheme will run from 1 May 2020 until 30 April 2021.

To read the full COST press release please click here.

More information on the CIGs and the application procedure can be found in the guidelines available here.