EIC Pathfinder 2022


Who can apply for the EIC Pathfinder 2022?

Open Call: Consortia of minimum 3 partners from 3 different eligible countries.

Challenge Call: Single applicants or small consortia of minimum 2 partners.

  • Total budget: €350m.
  • Max project funding Open: €3m.
  • Max project funding Challenge: €4m
  • Funding rate: 100%.

When to apply for the EIC Pathfinder in 2022?

The EIC Pathfinder is a 1-step process.

Proposals of 17 pages for EIC Pathfinder Open and 25 pages for EIC Pathfinder Challenge.

The EIC Pathfinder has 2 cut-off dates in 2022. The first is on 03/05 Open. The second is on 19/10 Challenge.

Step 1

17-25 page Proposal

Funding Options

Open: Grants of up to €3m.

Challenge: Grants of up to €4m.

The projects funded through EIC Pathfinder are eligible:

  • To receive EIC Booster grants of up to €50k.
  • To submit an EIC Accelerator proposal via the Fast Track scheme.

Open Call



Grants of max. €3m.

Funding Rate

Challenge Call



Grants of max. €4m.

Funding Rate

Challenge Topics


New biological, chemical, physical routes that integrate the capture and/or recovery of CO2 and N species, storage and their conversion into value-added products, and/or net zero commodities, chemicals, fuels and energy vectors.


Use of renewable energy as input, carbon negative or net zero systems, no use of Critical Raw Materials, achieve integration at system or process level, maximise sector coupling of energy systems (power to X).


Non critical raw materials (CRM)-based systems and processes integrated, life cycle driven technologies for low cost, high round-trip efficiency, high energy density, stable and reliable solutions for mid to long term stationary energy storage (days to months) for:


- power systems, with technologies such as metal air or redox flow batteries, power to heat to power, chemical bonds, electrochemical/chemical/thermal hybrid solutions, integration of energy carriers and ‘storage to X’ strategies. industrial or district scale level are included, micro and small scale or single building solutions are excluded.


- thermal storage (heating or cooling), such as building integrated and process systems, chemical looping or thermochemical storage, solar thermal energy harvesting and storage, combined storage of thermal and electrical energy as well as other energy vectors, storage systems for cold chains and in industrial processes

Details on objectives and approach. Aim of the challenge:

Improve diagnosis and clinical management of CVDs by investigating their genetic basis to develop novel therapies for major CVD conditions including hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, aneurysm, and certain types of arrhythmias and other conditions, for which no effective treatments are currently available. The approach should be mainly -omics based.

Main description of the challenge background:

Aim of the challenge is to use seamlessly integrate health monitoring technologies into people’s lives to enable continuous unobtrusive monitoring of people’s health by GPs to proactively offer diagnosis, treatment or follow up at the optimal pace and with the optimal protocol as dictated by clinical evidence. This requires careful consideration of all potential ethical issues that may arise, particularly related to data processing and trustworthy artificial intelligence.


Starting from existing proof of concept for DNA data archiving in vitro (i.e., not in living cells), to explore scalable, cost-effective and reliable high-throughput approaches for using DNA as a general data-storage medium. Main aim is to improve the cost, speed and efficiency of technologies for reading, and especially writing and editing, DNA or other information-storing bio-polymers.


Innovative approaches to encoding, manipulating, or storing information in quantum objects, or to exploiting quantum phenomena for information processing, communication, and sensing in a way that differs from the mainstream approaches currently being pursued in quantum research.

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