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FET Innovation Launchpad second cut-off: 19 proposals invited to Grant Agreement preparation

20/02/2018 - 01:00
Some examples of the successful proposals are the testing of a drug that inhibits the metabolism of cell lines from several types of tumor, the commercialisation of a new actuator for physical human-robot interaction, the exploitation of an innovative tool to convert inexpensive near-infrared (NIR) light into coherent UVA for industrial and biomedical use.
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Following the evaluation of proposals submitted to the second cut-off of the Horizon 2020 Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation Launchpad call, 19 successful proposals have now been invited to grant agreement preparation. The FET Innovation Launchpad scheme aims at turning results from FET-funded projects into genuine societal or economic innovations, by taking further steps for those results like for instance the definition of a commercialisation process, market and competitiveness analysis, technology assessment, verification of innovation potential, consolidation of intellectual property rights, business case development.

The 19 champions won over a total of 50 applications submitted to the second FET-Innovation Launchpad cut-off, with deadline on 27 September 2017. The cut-off was the last under the Work Programme 2016-2017, bringing the number of ongoing Horizon 2020 FET-Innovation Launchpad projects to 35, funded with about 3.5 Mio € by the EU.

From 2018 to 2020, FET Innovation Launchpad will be part of the European Innovation Council pilot. During this period, the EU will invest another 8.2 Mio € in approximately 82 ambitious FET Innovation Launchpad projects on future disruptive technologies. The next cut-off for the submission of project proposals is 16 October 2018.

FET- Innovation Launchpad projects:

CellFreeImplant will work on future development of smart, cell-free Ti-based medical implants due to laser-induced microstructures addressing wide-spread patients' needs, for instance in the field of cardio-vascular diseases. Coordinator: Universitat Linz, Austria

The DeLight ultra-high resolution laser printing technology will enable mass-customization of flat-optics, with a wide application field, such as opthalmic lenses, advanced optical filters and optical sensor technology for the Internet of Things (IoT). Coordinator: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark

E-SPECTR will develop a strategy to target a global market of sensor devices, with the Excitation Spectroscopy Sensor that was prototyped during the previous project implementation. Coordinator: Cybertronica Ug (Haftungsbeschrankt) Gmbh, Germany

FUTURA2020 will test the previously developed robotic platform able to guarantee high robustness, adaptability and precision of therapy, as well as improving safety and acceptability of multifunctional robotic platforms in the surgical theatre. Coordinator: Scuola superiore di studi universitari e di perfezionamento Sant'Anna, Italy

GFAB will assess the feasibility of launching a new “Graphene Electronic Devices Fab” business that will offer Graphene Electronic Device fabrication to the industry and research centres. In particular, the project will focus on Graphene Field Effect Transistors, a special type of Graphene Electronic Device that offers higher performance for a wide range of applications. Coordinator: Graphenea Sa, Spain

Hermes SR will develop a commercialisation plan for a Super Resolution microscope that will allow to visualize in single cells, in parallel, DNA, mRNAs and proteins with nanoscale resolution. This microscope will have automated workflow and data acquisition, enabling collecting large datasets of consistent high quality with unprecedented spatio-temporal resolution. Coordinator: Idea Bio-Medical Ltd., Israel

HYSCALA will promote the use of a linear algebra library to understand the customer needs in several industrial application areas. Coordinator: Fraunhofer Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.V., germany

LaBionicS aims at both commercializing and industrializing a surface laser processing approach for biomimetic surface texturing. Coordinator: Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas, Greece

MagElastic will further advance towards the market magnetoelastic micromotors to manipulate fluids at microscopic scale, for commercialising a blood plasma separation component which will enable to produce a range of point-of-care devices for diagnosis of many known illnesses. Coordinator: The University of Exeter, United Kingdom

MEDISS will demonstrate the usefulness of the previously validated device for quantum applications for bio-medical applications by developing a dedicated prototype, representing an ideal solution for medical imaging. Coordinator: Single Quantum BV, The Netherlands

NanoMAGIQ aims at providing the semiconductor industry with analytical tools for design testing and failure analysis, and to help researchers exploring new avenues in material and life sciences, by developing a robust and bio-compatible magnetic sensor with optical read-out, which combines nanometer resolution with a sensitivity to just a hundred atoms, limited by quantum noise. Coordinator: Qnami, Switzerland

NeuroMotive aims at offering a service in Traction Control for the automotive industry, based on the synthesis of sophisticated neural control laws. Coordinator: Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany

OPTIMISM will enable the creation of compact narrow linewidth lasers in a variety wavelength ranges, through an optical microresonator that can act as a miniature compact optical reference system, enabling tighter frequency control in laser systems. Coordinator: École Polytechnique Fédérale De Lausanne, Switzerland

QPARK aims at up-scaling the current Smart Parking solution, enriching it with a new feature that enables the generation of reports via a thorough analysis of which areas of the city are more affected by certain events and how the sudden increase in people affects the city traffic and the parking occupancy. Coordinator: Ubiwhere Lda, Portugal

QPlay’s vision is the production and launch of massively-collaborative online video games solving research tasks in quantum technologies by means of hybrid human-computer interaction, complemented with machine learning algorithms. Coordinator: Turun Yliopisto, Finland

Quake will push towards the market Qbeast, a transversal tool enabling to achieve the concept of interactive supercomputing and in-situ techniques to break traditional workflows in HPC simulations that can be applied to many different domains. Coordinator: Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional De Supercomputacion, Spain

SMARCOS will bring to the market a smart, safe, low weight, energy efficient and modular actuator for new physical human-robot interaction. Coordinator: Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

TALVIN will start the testing of a developed drug (patent filed) that inhibits the metabolism of cell lines from pancreatic tumor, thus having a major potential as a therapeutic approach in several solid cancer types. Coordinator: Fundacio Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya, Spain

UVALITH proposes to advance optical frequency conversion technology towards industrial and biomedical use, allowing to efficiently convert inexpensive near-infrared (NIR) light into coherent UVA. Coordinator: Fundacio Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, Spain

FET Innovation Launchpad call statistics for the 2nd cut-off:

A total of 50 eligible proposals were submitted of which 19 proposals were invited to grant agreement preparation. This corresponds to a success rate of 38%.

Further to this…

In addition to these 19 FET Innovation Launchpad projects, FET Open also invited to grant agreement preparation 27 successful proposals from the FET-Open Research and Innovation Actions call, with deadline 27 September 2017.


Funded projects:


FET Open call 2014-15:

first cut-off,

second cut-off,

third cut-off


FET Open call 2016-17:

first cut-off

second cut-off


FET Innovation Launchpad call 2016-17:

first cut-off

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