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webinar 11.00-12.30 (10.00-11.30 CET)

ERC & EIC: Crossing the gap from basic research to innovations



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Research Council of Finland
hannele.lahtinen (at)

You are welcome to participate in an cross-country  (AT, DE, FI) online webinar ERC & EIC - Sharing experiences: Crossing the gap from basic research to innovations. The spotlight will be put on the ERC Proof of Concept, the EIC Pathfinder and the EIC Transition grants.

Following a crisp overview on key features of these funding opportunities, the session will bring together the perspectives of a successful applicant and evaluator, another evaluator and an innovation manager:

  • Risto Ilmoniemi (Aalto University, Finland),
  • Georg Buchtela (Business Consultancy, Vienna, Austria) and
  • Monika Sienknecht (Kiel University)

who have kindly agreed to share their main insights and tips.

The online session, held in English, addresses in particular the following target groups:

  • ERC Grantees, including ERC Proof of Concept Grantees, who have conducted application-oriented research and are interested in research transfer;
  • EIC Pathfinder applicants and beneficiaries;
  • EIC Transition applicants and beneficiaries;
  • Tech Transfer Office (TTO) representatives, research managers and administrators at universities and research institutions, as well as enterprises seeking to explore funding opportunities at European level.

The event will take place online on 28 November 2023 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am (CET). To join the session, please register on the event website.