The European Commission received 227 proposals for the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot‘s Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) before the latest cut-off date on 21 February 2019.

FTI promotes close-to-the market innovation activities open to all types of participants.

The programme offers € 3 million to consortia composed of 3 to 5 partners including mainly industrial participants.

FTI is fully bottom-up. As there are no set topics, proposals are classified according to the keywords introduced by applicants.

The top keywords introduced were engineering, health and ICT.

The proposals include participants from 27 countries, the biggest number of proposals being submitted by Spanish,Italian and Dutch applicants.