Two “Pathfinder” calls and an internship scheme are part of the EIC 2023 work programme.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) aims to transform game-changing scientific results into life-changing innovation.
The EIC is investing €750 million in critical technologies for Europe in 2023, including €343 million to support multi-disciplinary research teams to undertake visionary research with the potential to become technology breakthroughs.
EIC Pathfinder calls
If your research has potential to develop into a future technology that could make a real difference to our lives, the EIC Pathfinder – with grants of up to €3 to €4 million – could be for you.
There will be two calls in 2023:
- “EIC Pathfinder Open” to support projects in any field of science, technology or application without predefined thematic priorities (deadline: 7 March 2023)
- ”EIC Pathfinder Challenges” to support coherent portfolios of projects within predefined thematic areas to achieve specific objectives for each challenge (deadline: 18 October 2023)
Internship scheme open to MSCA fellows
Among the novelties introduced under the EIC 2023 work programme, The Next Generation Innovation Talents internship scheme will enable researchers to get a ‘real entrepreneurial feel’.
The internships will enable researchers and aspiring innovators to develop their entrepreneurial mind-set and allow innovative start-ups to gain access to new ideas and insights from the cutting edge of research.
Source: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (https://bit.ly/3YMF8iz)