Fast Track to Innovation Pilot (2015-2016) Final Evaluation : Final Report

Ingo Rollwagen , Michele Cincera , Lorenzo Costantino , Jan Franke , Katerina Kalligatsi , Ewa Mińska-Struzik , Elisabetta Russo


This report presents an assessment of the Fast Track Innovation pilot (FTI pilot) programme, and the underlying rationale for intervention. The major finding of this final evaluation of FTI pilot is that the programme is highly relevant to the broad policy goals of H2020 to promote innovation and its application. The FTI pilot is the only fully-bottom-up measure in Horizon 2020 promoting close-to-the-market innovation activities that is open to all types of participants. Since its inception, it has thus seen a strong participation of private for-profit entities and attracted newcomers to European research, development and innovation funding. The present study suggests that FTI funding supported the development of high-risk projects with EU value-added and potential for breakthrough innovation. In line with Horizon 2020 programme objectives, FTI is also offering solutions to address particular societal challenges. Yet, like other parts of Horizon 2020, budget limitations for the pilot led to a very low success rate, which was criticised by applicants and all other stakeholders.
Book typeMonograph
Author Ingo Rollwagen
Ingo Rollwagen,,
, Michele Cincera
Michele Cincera ,,
, Lorenzo Costantino
Lorenzo Costantino,,
, Jan Franke
Jan Franke,,
, Katerina Kalligatsi
Katerina Kalligatsi,,
, Ewa Mińska-Struzik (WGM / KMSG)
Ewa Mińska-Struzik,,
- Department of International Economics
, Elisabetta Russo
Elisabetta Russo,,
Publisher name (outside publisher list) Publications Office of the European Union
Publishing place (Publisher address)Luxembourg
Issue year2019
Publication size in sheets5.35
Keywords in PolishSzybka Ścieżka do Innowacji, Horyzont 2020, innowacje w Europie
Keywords in EnglishFast Track to Innovation, Horizon 2020, innovation in Europe
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcepublisherList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 23-04-2020, MonograhOrBookMainLanguagesAuthor
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