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 programmeThe Next Generation Innovation Talents internship scheme will enable researchers to get a ‘real entrepreneurial feel’.

The scheme will be open to doctoral candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the MSCA Postdoctoral FellowshipsDoctoral Networks and COFUND programmes.

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.

Find out more about EIC Pathfinder and the internship scheme in the EIC 2023 work programme

Source: Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (