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News article1 March 20221 min read

European Innovation Council opens funding opportunities for innovators to scale up and capture global markets

EIC funding opportunities 2022 - read the article for details

Today, the Commission opened funding opportunities worth over €1.7 billion under the European Innovation Council (EIC). This opening follows the adoption of the EIC Work Programme 2022.

Calls opened today offer funding opportunities for:

  • Multi-disciplinary research teams to undertake visionary research with the potential to lead to technology breakthroughs in any field (grants up to €3 million under EIC Pathfinder)
  • To turn research results into innovation opportunities, focusing on results generated by EIC Pathfinder projects and European Research Council Proof of Concept projects, to mature the technologies and build a business case for specific applications (grants up to €2.5 million under EIC Transition). €60.5 million is allocated to tackle three Transition Challenges: Green digital devices for the future, process and system integration of clean energy technologies and RNA-based therapies and diagnostics for complex or rare genetic diseases.
  • SMEs and start-ups can apply anytime for EIC Accelerator grants and equity investments.



Publication date
1 March 2022