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EIC Pathfinder Challenges

The European Innovation Council (EIC) has launched top-down calls that encompass areas such as gene therapy, brain activity, engineered living material and inside awareness. Deadline: 27 October 2021.

The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a new feature within pillar III of the next European framework programme Horizon Europe. Pathfinder Challenges is a funding instrument within EIC. It is a top-down funding scheme targeted towards developing specific breakthrough technologies and innovations. Pathfinder targets projects early in their development phase (Technology Readiness Level 1-3).

Selected topics within this call include


Projects may request funding up to 3-4 million Euro. EU will fund 100 % of eligible costs.


The Pathfinder Challenges support collaborative research and innovation from
consortia or applications from single legal entities. 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.

Further information and how to apply

Application are submitted through the Funding and Tenders Portal. Applicants are advised to read the EIC Work programme and information provided on EIC web pages.


Published June 18, 2021 9:23 AM - Last modified June 18, 2021 9:23 AM