Proof of Concept grants provide support to explore the potential of innovation of social or commercial application of research results
ERC Proof of Concept (PoC) grants provide additional support to the beneficiaries of a StG, CoG and AdG grant to explore the potential of innovation and the social or commercial application of research results, an important step towards the transfer of knowledge to the productive sector.
20% of StG, CoG or AdG grantees from Catalonia get a PoC, well above the 7% of the European average.
Catalonia has 210 ERC grantees. Of these, 81 are Starting grants, 37 Consolidator grants, 55 Advanced grants, 35 Proof of Concept and 2 Synergy grants.
See the report on European Research Council Proof of Concept grants in Catalonia elaborated by the AGAUR.