Project Types

Within the Moonshot initiative, two different types of projects exist: Strategic Basic Research for clusters (cSBO) projects and Later Stage Innovation (LSI) projects. In 2019, 9 sprint cSBO and 3 LSI projects were approved and granted. These projects are rolled out from the 1 January 2020 onwards. Detailed project descriptions will be made available in the coming weeks.

For 2020, the Moonshot Governance Board (MGB) has decided to follow the advice of the Scientific Advisory Board (WAR) and channel the project generation in 2020 via 2 project instruments of the cSBO type: “sprint” cSBOs and “regular” cSBOs.

cSBO Projects

Strategic Basic Research for clusters (cSBO) projects within the Moonshot initiative involve innovative research, which is unique with regards to the state-of-the-art with a clear differentiating factor, and which tests disruptive ideas at low TRL levels. There are two kinds of cSBO projects: sprint and regular cSBOs. Learn more

LSI Projects

Later Stage Innovation (LSI) projects aim to further support and accelerate research opportunities that have already proven their feasibility at low TRL. In 2020, this project type is not available for new proposals. Learn more