The European Research Council (ERC) has announced the winners of the latest competition for its top-up funding, 'Proof of Concept'. A total of 67 researchers, who already hold ERC grants, have received up to €150,000 each to bring their pioneering 'blue sky' research closer to the market.
ERC grant holders in Switzerland got 5 Proof of Concept Grants.
The first Proof of Concept call under Horizon 2020 is already open with deadlines for proposal submission on 1 April and 1 October 2014. ERC grant holders can apply for this additional funding to establish the innovation potential of ideas arising from their ERC-funded frontier research projects.