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The European Innovation Council's (EIC) funding programs for cutting-edge technologies

Thu 31 Mar 2022 at 13:00-16:30

Are you an entrepreneur or researcher who is interested in applying for funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC)? Do you have questions and thoughts about the application process itself? Or do you want to know more about EIC in general? Welcome to our webcast meeting about the three main funding systems used by EIC to identify and support cutting-edge technology and innovations.

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The European Innovation Council (EIC) aim to identify and support
cutting-edge technology and innovations with the potential to scale up
internationally and become a market leader.

The European Innovation Council has three main funding systems that can be used to bridge the gap between idea and project worth investing in. These are:

  • EIC Pathfinder (for advanced research on cutting-edge technology)
  • EIC Transition (to transform research results into innovation opportunities)
  • EIC Accelerator (for individual companies to develop and scale up breakthrough innovations with high risk and high impact)


  • 13.00–13.15 Introduction and background to the European Innovation Council, Fredrik Hörstedt, Vinnova
  • 13.15–14.00 Pathfinder: early projects with fantastic opportunities. Pathfinder is aimed at those who have a vision of a future technology with a fantastic market that can make a difference in our lives.
    Please note that this session will be held in English.
  • 5 min pause
  • 14.05–14.50 Transition: early project results that can lead to groundbreaking innovations and new businesses. Transition is based on project results from previous EIC Pathfinder, FET or ERC Proof of Concept project.
  • 10 min pause
  • 15.00–16.30 Accelerator: for companies (mainly small and medium-sized enterprises, including start-ups) to scale up innovations with high impact and with the potential to create new markets or revolutionize existing ones.

The meeting will be held in Swedish (except for the session on Pathfinder) and will be webcast on this page. 


Josefin van der Meer

National Contact Point at Vinnova

+46 8 473 32 64

Last updated 29 March 2022

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