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    Horizon 2020 Work Programme Published: European Innovation Council Pilot

    Published on 19 March 2019
    Author: Stefan Fischer, National Contact Point SMEs

    The latest version of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot Work Programme has been published.

    The EIC Pilot Work Programme is available as a PDF document on the Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal. The individual topic descriptions (FET-Open, FET-Proactive, SME Instrument, Fast Track to Innovation FIT, Horizon Prizes) can also be accessed via the above mentioned portal.

    The most notable changes are: 

    • The SME-Instrument Phase 1 will be discontinued. The final deadline for submission of SME-Instrument Phase 1 proposals is 5 September 2019.
    • The SME-Instrument Phase 2 will have a blended finance option starting with the cut-off date 9 October 2019.
    • As part of the EIC Pilot, the FET-Open and part of the FET-Proactive topics are also published. Further FET-Proactive topics are expected to be published in July.

    You can find the Work Programme and the individual topic descriptions here.