ERC Proof of Concept
Scientists who already receive or have received ERC funding and wish to explore the commercial and societal potential of their research can apply for the European Research Council's Proof of Concept Grant. The Proof of Concept Grant supports first steps of transitioning research results to pre-competitive development of commercially and socially valuable proposals for a period of 18 months and a lump sum of 150 000 €.
ERC Proof of Concepts at the MIN Faculty
Dr. Irene Fernandez-Cuesta (Start 2022)
ERC Proof of Concept for the project: BIoRead - Reading DNA in real time for medical applications
Dr. Irene Fernandez-Cuesta from the Department of Physics at Universität Hamburg and her team have received a grant of 150 000 euros from the European Research Council. The goal is to further develop nanodevices to be used for liquid biopsy, enabling faster and less invasive monitoring of many diseases such as cancer.
Recently expired ERC Proof of Concepts
Prof. Dr. Roman Schnabel (Jan - Dec 2019)
ERC Proof of Concept for the project: QLite (Quantum Light Enterprise)
Prof. Dr. Roman Schnabel (Department of Physics) received 150.000 euros for one year to prove his concept for reducing quantum noise of laser light.