Overview

Career Stage(s): Postdoc & Junior Researcher, Established Researcher, Leading Researcher,

Funding Type(s): Project Funding, Support for knowledge transfer & innovation,

Deadline: 03-04-2017 14:00 CET - open!

Deadline: 06-10-2017 14:00 - not open yet

PROGRAMME SUMMARY

Proof of Concept (PoC) is the FNR’s facilitation programme for successful commercialisation of research results.

With the goal of encouraging the translation of high impact research into commercially viable innovations, the PoC programme provides financial support to universities and research institutes in Luxembourg, to help them make their research ideas more attractive to potential investors.

Through this programme, FNR will invest in the pre-commercialization of leading-edge technologies/concepts/products emerging from Luxembourgish research institutions, such as:

  • Early stage development projects;
  • Feasibility studies;
  • Simulations;
  • Working prototypes;
  • Further IP protection and strengthening;

Pilot concepts and devices of highly innovative nature in order to facilitate the solicitation of private sector funding and partnering.

This scheme covers projects that are at a Technology Readiness Level TRL 3 up to TRL 7 and is open to the following domains:

  • Biomedical Sciences
  • ICT
  • Engineering
  • Advanced Materials

DURATION

PoC projects have a maximum lifespan of 24 months.

FUNDING SPECIFICS

  • Up to 500,000 EUR can be awarded for PoC projects in the domain of biomedical sciences
  • Up to 250,000 EUR can be awarded in projects in other domains (ICT, Engineering, Advanced Materials)

APPLICATION INFORMATION

  • 2 Calls per year
  • Funding decisions are communicated no more than 2 months after submission deadline

See also..

FNR INNOVATION PROGRAMMES ON THE TRL SCALE

Highlighted previous PoC beneficiaries:

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