EIC Pathfinder – Support to research teams to research or develop an emerging breakthrough technology

Pathfinder goes beyond what is already known. Visionary thinking can open up promising avenues towards powerful new technologies.

The majority of funding is for EIC Pathfinder Open which provides funding for projects in any field of science or technology, based on high-risk/high-gain science-towards-technology breakthrough interdisciplinary research.

EIC Pathfinder funding is also available for specific challenges . In 2021 these Challenges are:

  • Awareness inside
  • Tools to measure & stimulate activity in brain tissue:
  • Emerging Technologies in Cell & Gene Therapy
  • Novel routes to green hydrogen production
  • Engineered living material

Who can participate?

Applicants participating in EIC Pathfinder projects are typically visionary scientists, entrepreneurial researchers and, research organisations, start-ups, high-tech SMEs and industrial stakeholders interested in technological research and innovation.

Projects typically involve consortia of researchers and other partners from at least three different countries, but there are also opportunities for individual teams and small consortia (two partners).


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