Friday, 15 October 2010
New ERC Scheme to Be Introduced
UKRO are reporting that the European Research Council (ERC) are considering introducing a new scheme in the 2012 Work Programme. The new scheme will only be open to current or previous ERC award holders, and will provide 'proof of concept' funding. This will allow PIs to undertake activities such as technical validation, market research, clarifying their Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) position and strategy or investigating commercial and business opportunities. The intention is to 'fill a gap' in the earliest stage of an innovation.