The Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) pilot provides funding for bottom-up proposals for close-to-market innovation activities in any area of technology or application. This thematic openness - combined with the possibility for all kinds of innovation actors to work together and deliver innovation onto the market and/or into society - should nurture trans-disciplinary and cross-sectoral cooperation.
The aim is to:
- reduce time from idea to market,
- stimulate the participation of first-time applicants to EU research funding, and
- increase private sector investment in research and innovation.