The OISAIR Proof of Concept Call (PoC Call) is a transnational initiative addressed to universities, research institutes and SMEs based in the Adriatic-Ionian area and working in the field of Transport & Mobility, Energy & Environment, Agro-Bioeconomy.
The OISAIR PoC call has the purpose of encouraging technology transfer activities between research institutions and SMEs and of facilitating the spillover and commercialization of technologies derived from universities and public laboratories and infrastructures.
Supported innovation projects will transform early stage technologies (between TRL 3 and 62) and patents deriving from universities and research institutes into commercial applications and products for the market through the co-development of prototypes/testing with established SMEs.
The OISAIR PoC Call supports the co-development of research results by research centers and SMEs as well as their testing in research labs or in a relevant environment, according to their starting TRL.
The PoC Call offers financing support to the 10 best innovation projects to be jointly developed by research institutes and SMEs by means of innovation vouchers worth €18.500 each.
Supported innovation projects must be co-financed by applicants (both research centers and SMEs) by means of staff in-kind contribution from their own resources. The Call is based on three different and consecutive phases: