Assessment of the 2015 response to the Fast Track to Innovation (FTI pilot) call
Final report - Study
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the 2015 response to the Fast Track Innovation Pilot (FTI Pilot) programme and to present findings and conclusions from the work. The report found that the FTI is clearly highly relevant to the broad policy goals of H2020to promote innovation and its application. The report presents an overview of demand for funding, as well as the nature of projects funded. It suggests that given the focus on piloting a bottom-up approach through FTI, the risk of overlap and policy incoherence within H2020is small were the pilot to continue. The report... concludes that the FTI pilot should be continued beyond its current lifetime, given weaknesses identified in the selection and appraisal process can be alleviated. Furthermore, the report concludes that the time-to-grant of FTI projects has been reduced throughout the 2015 cut-off dates, but was overall above the envisaged six months.