COST Innovators Grant: 4 applications approved


The COST Association is pleased to announce that on 24th March 2020, the Committee of Senior Officials (CSO) approved funding for 4 COST Innovators Grants (CIG).  

The COST Innovators Grant, as defined in the COST Strategic Plan, aims at enhancing the pace and success of breakthrough innovations, to build bridges between the scientific research performed in COST Actions and marketable applications and/or societal solutions and to explore innovation potential.

The COST Innovators Grant complements existing initiatives on innovation in H2020, as it is focused on networking activities and only available to participants from running COST Actions. COST will maintain an interface with other relevant initiatives such as the ERC proof of concept, the EIC and FET Open. 

Approved applications  

  • CIG-15102: Innovative and sustainable TecHnologies for reducing critical raw mAterials dependence for Cleaner transportation Applications 
  • CIG-15104: Industrial Machine Monitoring unplugged network 
  • CIG-15114: ePlatform for a “test bed” tool across EU for antimicrobial coating solutions in health care entering to the market 
  • CIG-15119: Nanofluids for convective heat transfer devices 

COST Innovators Grant activities funded under the pilot scheme will run from 1st May 2020 until 30th April 2021.  


Further information

For more information on the CIGs please refer to the documents available here.