The European Innovation Council (EIC) aim to support game changing innovations throughout the lifecycle and offers funding programmes for early-stage research, to proof of concept, technology transfer, and the financing and scale up of start-ups and SMEs.
Specifically, the EIC Pathfinder Challenges fund innovative projects dedicated to a number of specified Challenges. A total budget of 163.5 million euros is planned for 2023, which will be distributed roughly equally for all “Challenges”. Up to €4 million can be awarded to individual collaborative projects. Higher project budgets can also be applied for with very good justification.
The five “Challenges” for 2023 are listed here:
- Clean and efficient cooling
- Architecture, Engineering and Construction digitalisation for a novel triad of design, fabrication, and materials
- Precision nutrition
- Responsible electronics
- In-space solar energy harvesting for innovative space applications
For researchers at Lund University, we have compiled an overview of the Challenges, information and related links. Download it via LU Box.
If you are interested in applying and want some guidance, please don’t hesitate to contact Research Services at LU firstname.lastname@example.org.