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News article18 October 20231 min read

Deadline extension for the EIC Pathfinder and Accelerator calls following Hamas’ terrorist attacks across Israel

In light of the disruptions caused by the fallout of Hamas’ terrorist attacks across Israel, the European Commission has carefully assessed the challenges experienced by partner organisations in the region.

We acknowledge that these circumstances make it difficult to timely complete and submit proposals to some Horizon Europe calls with deadlines in the coming days and weeks.

As a result, deadlines of the following calls have been extended:

EIC Pathfinder

The deadline for the EIC Pathfinder Challenges call has been extended to 25 October 2023 at 17:00 (CET).

EIC Accelerator

The deadline for the EIC Accelerator cut-off for full (Step 2) proposals has been changed from 19 October to 8 November 2023 at 17:00 (CET).

At the same time, the 12-month limit to submit a full application following the successful evaluation of a short (Step 1) proposal is extended. Successful Step 1 applicants who exceed(ed) the maximum 12 months for submitting a full (Step 2) proposal between 7 June 2023 cut-off date and 8 November 2023 cut-off date, are allowed to submit a full (Step 2) proposal to the 8 November cut-off date.

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Publication date
18 October 2023