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France, Germany and UK lead ERC Proof-of-Concept round

€8.25m awarded to 55 winners in second round of 2020

France, Germany and the UK led the pack in the most recent round of European Research Council Proof-of-Concept awards, with eight awards to be hosted in each country from 55 awarded in total.

The awards of €150,000 each, to be used as top-up funding to test the commercial viability of ideas, were allocated from 172 applications and announced on 28 July.

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