The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a program for identifying, developing, and disseminating breakthrough technologies with disruptive potential. It funds projects at all stages of technological readiness and is aimed at researchers, small and medium-sized enterprises, start-ups, and spin-offs. Depending on the program line, funding is available for individual persons and small consortia. The Transition and Accelerator program lines focus on the further development of projects which are already receiving funding.
The EIC Pathfinder program’s calls are intended for research on radical new technologies. Funding is available for high-risk/high-gain, excellent, and interdisciplinary collaboration in top level research aimed at enabling technological breakthroughs. The program is aimed at visionary scientists and entrepreneurial researchers at universities, research institutions, start-ups, high-tech small and medium-sized enterprises, or actors from industry interested in technological research and innovation. The EIC Pathfinder program funds activities with a low level of technological readiness (TRL 1-3).
The EIC Transition program funds innovation activities with a high level of technological readiness (TRL 5-6) and is aimed at small consortia or individual persons from small and medium-sized enterprises, spin-offs, start-ups, research institutions, and universities. EIC Transition calls are intended exclusively for the further development of projects from the EIC Pathfinder, ERA-Nets, and ERC Proof of Concept programs.
The EIC Accelerator program funds small and medium-sized enterprises, particularly start-ups and spin-offs, looking to further develop and disseminate breakthrough innovations.
European Partnerships bring together the European Commission and private and/or public partners to address some of the most urgent challenges Europe faces through concerted research and innovation initiatives. They are an important implementation instrument for Horizon Europe and contribute significantly to achieving the EU’s political priorities. The partnerships publish their own calls for collaborative projects in their Funding & Tenders Portal. Many partnerships are also open for new members.
If you are interested in being a member of a partnership, please contact us.
Below, you can find a list of partnerships relevant for TU Berlin researchers.