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8 4 2021

EIC Pathfinder 2022

Date published:
8.4.2021
Deadline for submission:
Pathfinder Open: 3 May 2022; Pathfinder Challenges: 19 October 2022
Co-funding:
100%

WHAT?

You should apply if you are looking for support from EIC Pathfinder to realise an ambitious vision for radically new technology, with potential to create new markets and/or to address global challenges.

Early-stage development of such future technologies, based on high-risk/high-gain science-towards-technology breakthrough research (‘deep-tech’). The research must provide the foundations of the technology you are envisioning. It encourages interdisciplinary research and development.

 

PATHFINDER OPEN

PATHFINDER CHALLENGES 2022

DEADLINE

03.05.2022

19.10.2022

TOPIC

across industries

  1. Carbon dioxide & Nitrogen management and valorisation
  2. Mid-long term, systems-integrated energy storage
  3. Cardiogenomics
  4. Healthcare Continuum technologies
  5. DNA-based digital data storage
  6. Alternative Quantum Information Processing, Communication, and Sensing

 

TRL

TRL 1 - 4

TRL 2 - 4

 

WHO?

Consortia (e.g. research organisations, universities, SMEs, industry, start-ups, natural person) involving:

Pathfinder OPEN: at least 3 independent legal entities from 3 different countries, each one established in a different Member State or Associated Country and with at least one of them established in a Member State.

Pathfinder CHALLENGES: consortia or proposals from single legal entities established in a Member State or an Associated Country (unless stated otherwise in the specific challenge chapter). In case of a consortium your proposal must be submitted by the coordinator on behalf of the consortium that includes at least two independent legal entities (two different Member States or Associated Countries).

BUDGET

Grants of up to €3M for Pathfinder OPEN and up to €4M for Pathfinder CHALLENGES to achieve the proof of principle and validate the scientific basis of breakthrough technology.

Funding rate: 100%.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE 

Proposal text with sections Excellence, Impact, Implementation shall not be longer than 17 pages for Pathfinder OPEN and 25 pages for Pathfinder CHALLENGES.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS 

The EIC takes a pro-active approach to the management of funded projects to develop long-term business- and technology-based vision. Your project will be part of a portfolio of projects related to the theme of the present call and it might be added to others. Therefore, you will be requested to participate in relevant portfolio activities.

The Challenges in 2022:

Identification of Challenges for each programme year will remain dynamic, stemming from EIC Emerging Technologies report and other advancements. For 2022, these are: 

  1. Carbon dioxide & Nitrogen management and valorisation
  2. Mid-long term, systems-integrated energy storage
  3. Cardiogenomics
  4. Healthcare Continuum technologies
  5. DNA-based digital data storage
  6. Alternative Quantum Information Processing, Communication, and Sensing.

 

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