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Acces2EIC webinar: Turning breakthrough R&I to the market - Horizon Europe ERC Proof of Concept & EIC Transition

10:00 - 12:30

This was 3 months ago




The European Research Council Proof of Concept Grants (PoC) aim at facilitating exploration of the commercial and social innovation potential of ERC funded research and are therefore available only to ERC Principal Investigators (PIs) whose proposals draw substantially on their ERC funded research.

European Innovation Council (EIC) Transition aims to validate and demonstrate technology in an application relevant environment and develop market readiness. It supports both the maturation and validation of technologies from lab to real environment. EIC Transition proposals must build on the results from

  • EIC Pathfinder projects (including projects funded under EIC pilot Pathfinder, Horizon 2020 FET-Open, FET-Proactive and FET Flagships calls)
  • European Defence Fund (EDF), including the Preparatory Action on Defence Research, research projects, but only for proposals which are exclusively focused on civil applications (including dual use)
  • ERC Proof of Concept projects
  • All projects funded under Horizon 2020 or Horizon Europe calls (for Transition Challenges only)

The webinar will present both funding schemes.


  • 10.00 Introduction and welcome speech by Valentina Fioroni, Head of Innovation Unit - Horizon Europe NCP L&F, Cluster 4, EIC - APRE
  • 10:05 The ERC Proof of Concept scheme in Horizon Europe by Anna Pelagotti, Policy Expert, ERCEA – European Research Council Executive Agency
  • 10:35 Q&A session
  • 11:00 EIC Transition by Marco Giorgini, Head of Sector EIC Tech to Market activities, EISMEA - European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
  • 11:30 Q&A session
  • 12:00 Business Acceleration Service (BAS) by Marco Giorgini, Head of Sector EIC Tech to Market activities, EISMEA - European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
  • 12:15 Q&A session
  • 12:30 End of the event

The webinar is organized by Access2EIC, the network of the EIC and European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) National Contact Points. Registration is required via the registration form in the announcement

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image of ERC grants awarded to professor Inez Germeys

ERC grants awarded to professor Inez Germeys

Professor Inez Germeys leads the Center for Contextual Psychiatry at KU Leuven, which is a large multi-disciplinary research group focusing on the interaction between the person and the environment in the development of psychopathology. She has received a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant (INTERACT) and Proof of Concept grant (IMPACT). With these grants professor Germeys and her team researched a new mobile self-management therapy for patients with a psychotic disorder. The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in Daily Life (ACT-DL) was further developed for the clinical environment. In line with that the Horizon 2020 IMMERSE project aims to thoroughly evaluate strategies, processes, and outcomes of implementing a digital mobile mental health solution.