the EIC & EIE NCPs provide useful resources to navigate across EIC instruments and European Innovation Ecosystems calls and initiatives

Welcome to the EIC world

Project coordinator:
Italian Agency for the Promotion of European Research (APRE)


EIC Pathfinder – 2023 Challenges call statistics

EIC Pathfinder statistics

Published on: 15/11/2023

The last 2023 EIC Pathfinder cut-off received 371 project proposals from 2077 participants requesting €1.3 billion in grant support.

The European Innovation Council (EIC), with its Pathfinder programme, supports the exploration of bold ideas for radically new technologies. It welcomes the high-risk/high-gain and interdisciplinary cutting-edge science collaborations that underpin technological breakthroughs. 

The European Innovation Council (EIC) received 371 project proposals for its 25 October 2023 EIC Pathfinder cut-off. The 371 proposals included a total of 2077 participants and requested €1.3 billion in grant support.

The proposals are divided over the five EIC Pathfinder Challenges as follows:

  • 116 proposals under Responsible electronics
  • 81 proposals under Precision nutrition
  • 69 proposals under Clean and efficient cooling
  • 66 proposals under Architecture, Engineering and Construction digitalisation for a novel triad of design, fabrication, and materials
  • 39 proposals under In-space solar energy harvesting for innovative space applications 

Applicants are coming from 41 countries. The total indicative budget for this call is €163.5 million which is expected to be allocated in approximately equal shares across the Challenges.

The evaluation process has begun, and the results will be available in March 2024.

Source: EIC news