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Striking Impact of ERC Projects

VU International News and Reviews No. 114 June 4 2018

August 2019

The European Commission has published a concise Qualitative Assessment of completed ERC projects.

The study was conducted on a random sample of 223 Starting and Advanced Grant projects from a pool of 470 completed projects. Therefore, It shows that 79% of ERC projects generate breakthroughs or major advances: 19% led to a breakthrough and 60% to a major scientific advance. Finally, the analysis confirms the results announced in 2016 and 2017.

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