The EIC Pathfinder is one of the instruments of the European Innovation Council Work Programme, part of Horizon Europe. Do you have a high-risk/high-gain future technology that results in the scientific breakthrough and make a real difference to our lives? Then the EIC Pathfinder Open may be suitable for your project.
The EIC Pathfinder programme aims to support early-stage projects (TRL levels 1 to 4) that have the potential to create new markets and address global changes. With a high-risk/high gain approach, a consortium of minimum 3 partners from academia or industry can work together to develop an innovative technology, based on science-towards-technology breakthrough research, up to the point of proof of principle. The results obtained from the research should lead to top publication, and, it is expected that following the Pathfinder, measures will be taken to ensure the continuation of the project, such as generating Intellectual Property.
Deadline: 4 May 2022
Subsidy: max. €3M
Consortium: a consortium of minimum 3 partners from academia or industry (including SMEs) established in at least 3 different EU Member State countries can work together.
In our EIC 2022 Programme Guide we have gathered all available information for you. We assembled the information on deadlines, budgets, consortia & more in a single guide. A must read if you’re looking for new funding opportunities for your research, R&D or commercialization project.
The EIC Pathfinder open call, is open to any type of technology and research area. Next to that, 5 EIC Pathfinder Challenges are released in 2021, and have a top-down approach based on a specific topic. The EIC Pathfinder open call eligibility criteria and conditions also apply to the EIC Pathfinder Challenges, but, the information provided below is specific to the Challenges:
Deadline: 19 October 2022
Subsidy: max. €4M
Titles of the 5 EIC Pathfinder Challenges:
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