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31 Jan 2017

ERC announces winners of 2016 Proof of Concept grants

On 31 January 2017 the ERC published the winners of the third round of Proof of Concept grants of 2016. The grantees will receive top-up funding worth €150.000 each to explore the innovation potential of their ERC-funded discoveries and to bring them closer to the market. The Proof of Concept grants can be used for example to establish intellectual property rights, investigate business opportunities or conduct technical validation.

Three winners of 2016 Proof of Concept grants (round1-3) are located at Austrian host institutions:

Erik Reimhult, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
Björn Hof, Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Austria
Giulio Superti-Furga, CEMM -Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences

ERC Press Release

List of projects

Photos: BOKU, ISTA, CEMM

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