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Market Impact through Disruptive Innovation in Clean Energy Technologies

Project description

Supporting market uptake of early-stage breakthrough energy technologies

Research turns money into knowledge. Innovation turns knowledge into money. Both are key to achieving climate-neutrality in the EU. However, many technologies are facing difficulties as regards market uptake. The EU-funded MI_DICE project is a pilot action to test methodologies and tools proven for market uptake of close-to-market innovative energy solutions in an early-stage set-up. Those are put in practice with three H2020 projects at an early stage of development in the fields of photovoltaic windows and bionic leaf technology. The work of the project will help improve the likelihood of market uptake of the technologies under development and its lessons learnt could play a role in the European Commission’s future approach to supporting research and innovation.


MI_DICE is a Pilot Action to support market uptake of disruptive energy technologies.

Pre-selected H2020 projects will be supported at early-stage research (TRL3/4) with a systemic approach to commercialization. The approach complements developments in the technology dimension (the TRL) with Intellectual Property (IP), market, access to finance, as well as regulation/legislation.

A stage-gate methodology will be followed. The first stage will establish the path to commercialization (Feasibility Study), after which a decision will be taken by DG RTD about the progress or termination of the selected Project.

If green light is given, selected Projects will develop along the technology as well as the other dimensions. Progress and probability for impact in the
market will be (re-)assessed every six months and another gate decision will be taken by DG RTD.

MI_DICE will support the Feasibility Study as well as subsequent stages with proven tools and experienced experts.

At each step of the stage gating process, insights and lessons learnt with respect to market uptake will be shared with DG RTD.

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Net EU contribution
€ 990 315,50
John f kennedylaan 2 6e verdieping
5612 AB Eindhoven

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Zuid-Nederland Noord-Brabant Zuidoost-Noord-Brabant
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
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