STRIKING IMPACT OF ERC PROJECTS CONFIRMED: 79% BREAKTHROUGHS OR MAJOR ADVANCES
Shota Rustaveli National science foundation of Georgia disseminates information about ERC funded projects with striking impact by 79% with breakthrough or major advances. The study was conducted on a random sample of 223 projects of Starting and Advanced Grant from a pool of 470 completed projects.
Statistics show that 79% of projects were of major impact: 19% led to a breakthrough and 60% to a major scientific advance. Projects have already left their mark on the economy, society and policy-making. Only 21% of evaluated projects were considered as having incremental or no appreciable scientific contribution (See the diagram).