EIC Pathfinder

For visionary thinkers with the guts to act upon their vision of the future

EIC Pathfinder (previously known as FET Open and FET Proactive) supports the early stages of the science and technology research and innovation around new ideas towards radically new future technologies.

Scope of the project

EIC  Pathfinder aims to boost European leadership by funding dynamic multi-disciplinary collaborations between scientist of different fields together with entrepreneurs in different markets, hence kick-starting new research and innovation eco-systems around them. EIC Pathfinder calls for collaborative research and innovation actions that satisfy the EIC Pathfinder ‘gatekeepers’:

  • Radical vision
  • Breakthrough technological target
  • Ambitious interdisciplinary research

Interdisciplinary consortium with academic institutes and high-tech SMEs.

“We are passionate about technologies that can change life sciences and healthcare for the better. ttopstart specialises in leveraging the impact of European projects together with our clients and relations. We co-create strategic programmes that connect and align several projects towards the same long-term goal, develop strategies to ensure stakeholder engagement, and support in executing these strategies.”

–  Sigrid van Dorp, MSc – programme leader at ttopstart

About EIC Pathfinder

Although Europe is doing well internationally in terms of numbers of start-ups, too few of these succeed in scaling up and generating the high-skilled jobs that Europe’s future depends on. Therefore, the EU needs to help improve the conditions to enable the emergence and rapid scale-up of highly innovative enterprises. The European Innovation Council’s (EIC) Work Programme includes the EIC Pathfinder calls. This supports interdisciplinary collaborations to tap into Europe’s excellent science base for exploring radically new technologies that may become the game-changers of the future.

 For more information visit the EIC Pathfinder website.

How ttopstart can help you with your EIC Pathfinder strategy

Whether you are an academic or entrepreneur ttopstart challenges you to think 10 years in the future. Where is your innovation by then, what does the future look like, and how is it different because of your research or innovation?

We think beyond the scope of a single project and help you develop long-term strategies to accelerate your new idea, product or service towards the market.

Get in touch with us

Are you considering applying for EIC Pathfinder? ttopstart can help you in writing a competitive and strong proposal including taking necessary strategic steps. Contact us to find out what we can do for you.

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