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Call: EIC Pathfinder Open 2021

Programme
Type of Fund Direct Management
Description of programme
"EIC Pathfinder"
The ECI Pathfinder funds support 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. 
Proposal should have the following characteristics (‘Gatekeepers’):
  • Convincing long-term vision of a radically new technology that has the potential to have a transformative positive effect to the economy and society;
  • Concrete, novel and ambitious science-towards-technology breakthrough, providing advancement towards the envisioned technology;
  • High-risk/high-gain research approach and methodology, with concrete and plausible objectives.
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Call
EIC Pathfinder Open 2021
Description of call
"EIC Pathfinder Open 2021"
This call aims at financing research with an ambitious vision for radically new technology, with potential to create new markets and/or to address global challenges.
The research Project should have:
  • Convincing long-term vision of a radically new technology that has the potential to have a transformative positive effect to our economy and society;
  • Concrete, novel and ambitious science-towards-technology breakthrough, providing advancement towards the envisioned technology;
  • High-risk/high-gain research approach and methodology, with concrete and plausible objectives.
For more details, see the EIC Work Programme 2021
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Thematic Focus Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Armenia / Հայաստան
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Faroe Islands / Føroyar
Georgia / საქართველო
Iceland / Ísland
Israel / ישראל / إسرائيل
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Tunisia / تونس
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Armenia / Հայաստան
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Faroe Islands / Føroyar
Georgia / საქართველო
Iceland / Ísland
Israel / ישראל / إسرائيل
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Tunisia / تونس
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Association, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Start Up Company, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees)
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Your proposal must be submitted by the coordinator, on behalf of a consortium that includes at least three independent legal entities, each one established in a different Member State or Associated Country and with at least one of them established in a Member State.
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total Call Budget: 168 million €
Amount per Project: 3 million €
Co-financing rate: 100%

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