Achieve investor readiness by advancing your technology past the proof-of-concept phase.

Key Facts


  • Individual applicants (SMEs, spin-offs, universities) or consortia of 2-5 partners from academia and industry.
  • Proposals must build on previous FET, Pathfinder, ERC Proof of Concept, or RIA projects.
  • At least experimental proof of concept (TRL 3) or, ideally, a technology validated in the lab level (TRL 4).
  • No predefined thematic priorities.
Max project budget and funding rate
Up to € 2.5 M, Funding rate 100%
Project duration
Up to 3 years.
Total program
Funding type
Upcoming deadline
18 September 2024


If you have secured funding through EU initiatives such as the FET Flagship, EIC Pathfinder, ERC Proof of Concept, or Research and Innovation actions, and you aim to elevate your technology beyond the proof-of-concept stage, the EIC Transition is the right call for you. EIC Transition funding is designed to propel and mature your technology and business case, to guide you towards investor readiness and to position your project for successful commercialization.

How can we help you?

At ttopstart, we are focused on helping our clients achieve meaningful growth and optimization of their strategic vision. Whether you are an academic or entrepreneur we challenge you so you can achieve your hidden potential.

“ttopstart has supported the development of our EIC Transition proposal and has proven to be a valuable sparring partner that could challenge our ideas, to develop a clear narrative, which is understandable and logical for the specialist, but also for the generalist reader resulting in a winning proposal. My advice to new applicants is to start the planning and writing process well in time, at least 6 months before submission!”


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