ERC Proof of Concept Grant
Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNSFG) disseminates information about the results of ERC Proof of Concept Grant. 50 ERC grantees have been funded to bring research findings to market. The awarded projects cover a variety of topics: a promising advance in the development of a universal flu vaccine, an atlas of the human sub-cortex for deep brain stimulation of people suffering Parkinson's and other neurological diseases, a new environment-friendly process to produce menthol, and deep learning algorithms for the automatic detection of fake news.
Proof of Concept grants, worth €150,000 each, can be used for example, to explore business opportunities, prepare patent applications or verify the practical viability of scientific concepts
To date, the ERC has funded around 8,500 top researchers at various stages of their careers. With its additional Proof of Concept grant scheme, the ERC helps grantees to bridge the gap between grantees' pioneering research and early phases of its commercialisation.