FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: European Innovation Council (EIC) Calls

April 12, 2021, Monday Uncategorized

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


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