FFG Academy: The ERC Proof of Concept Grant in Horizon Europe

(More) Opportunities for ERC Grantees and their teams
- 18:00
The ERC supports Principal Investigators who would like to explore the commercial or societal potential of an idea arising from their ERC project with a dedicated tool – the Proof of Concept (PoC) grant.

Horizon Europe has brought some adaptations to the PoC Grant. In particular, this concerns the provision of more room for further research activities, and putting less of a focus on economic or social impact as a direct result of the grant. Furthermore, the EIC transition instrument provides a new opportunity for the further development of PoC results.

Against this backdrop, we cordially invite you to an online session by the FFG Academy that seeks to support ERC Grantees, their team members and potential collaborators in the preparation of a successful PoC proposal. Members of grant management offices and tech transfer offices are welcome to join the session as well. It will introduce the specifics of ERC Proof of concept Grant, along with a few novelties in Horizon Europe.

Line Fredslund-Volkers, PoC Call Coordinator of the ERC Executive Agency, will provide background information and answer questions by applicants. Georg Buchtela, a PoC panel member, will share his experiences and recommendations for a convincing proposal.



Thema Themenoffen
Zielgruppe Kleine und mittlere Unternehmen (KMU), Große Unternehmen (GU), Universitäten, Fachhochschulen, Kompetenzzentren, Forschungseinrichtungen, Einzel-ForscherInnen, Start-Up, Multiplikatoren / Intermediäre
Veranstaltungstyp Informationsveranstaltung
FFG Bereich Europäische und Internationale Programme
Geltungsbereich National


Dr. Ylva Huber
Dr. Ylva Huber
National Contact Point ERC
T +43 5 7755 4102
Dr. Lil Reif
Dr. Lil Reif
National Contact Point ERC and MSCA
T +43 5 7755 4608
Gudrun Reisenauer
Gudrun Reisenauer
FFG Academy Assistant
T +43 5 7755 4111