Funding is provided for research projects characterised by a high level of breakthrough, the potential to disrupt current markets and significant socio-economic impact. The venture must be high-risk and at the same time carry a potentially high return. The scheme provides support for research work from TRL 1 to TRL 4.
At this stage, research consists of observing and describing basic phenomena and facts. This research is typically scientific research and serves the purpose of acquiring new knowledge in a particular field without specific and practical application.
Research up to TRL 4 is oriented towards economic application and includes the creation of a first prototype with testing and verification in the laboratory of critical components of the technology to prove the validity of the concept (feasibility, practical applicability).
Interdisciplinary scientific-industrial consortia may primarily apply for funding in the EIC Pathfinder. International cooperation is an important factor, so participating entities must come from at least 3 different associated countries.
SME's can apply on their own through Pathfinder Challenges.
A consortium of at least three independent entities from at least 3 different associated countries, which can be all types of companies (SMEs, mid-caps and large), as well as scientific entities, universities.
remuneration of the R&D team
subcontracting of R&D work
fixed assets as part of a prototype
purchase of laboratory equipment
research materials and raw materials
depreciation or costs of using WNIP
rental of laboratory space
In EIC Pathfinder, the funding intensity is 100%. A maximum of €3 million can be applied for (€4 million for EICP: Challenges).
The call for applications for the EIC Pathfinder Open is now ongoing. The deadline for applications is 07.03.2023. For EIC Pathfinder Challenges, the call for applications will start on 20.06.2023 and will continue until 18.10.2023.
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