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European Innovation Council opens first Transition calls

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€100 million offered for technology development, with €40m split between medical devices and energy

The European Innovation Council—the EU’s recently scaled-up funder of R&D-based business growth—has launched the first calls under its new Transition instrument, which has been created to help bridge the gap between research results and the development of a viable business.

“With a budget of €100 million [for the Transition calls], we are funding projects that will turn breakthrough technologies into disruptive innovation,” the EU R&D commissioner Mariya Gabriel said as the calls opened on 20 May. Applications are open until 22 September.

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