FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: European Innovation Council (EIC) Calls

12 April 2021

Following the launch of the European Innovation Council (EIC), the European Commission opened the first EIC Accelerator calls.

The funding worth over €1 billion aims to help scale up start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses that have the potential to achieve high impact. While over half of the funding is open to breakthrough innovations in any field, €495 million are earmarked for innovations that support the European Green Deal as well as digital and health technologies.

The European Commission also opened the EIC Pathfinder programme, with a budget of €168 million. Interdisciplinary teams of researchers can apply for research and innovation grants that will support them to realise their breakthrough ideas and have a transformative positive effect on our economy and society. The grants that vary from €3 to €4 million will focus on game-changing technologies that will address global challenges and improve our lives.

Other EIC calls include:

The full EIC Work Programme is accessible here.

If you have any queries, please contact the Malta Council for Science and Technology on