Call for proposals 2021 - Horizon Europe - EIC Pathfinder Challenges 2021 HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01 Open!


EIC Pathfinder Challenges aim to build on new, cutting-edge directions in science and technology to disrupt a field and a market or create new opportunities by realising innovative technological solutions grounded in high-risk/high-gain research and development.
With each specific challenge call, the EIC will establish a portfolio of projects that explore different perspectives, competing approaches or complementary aspects of the Challenge. The complexity and high-risk nature of this research will require multi-disciplinary collaborations.


This call cover the following topics:

  • HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-01: Awareness Inside
  • HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-02: Tools to measure and stimulate activity in Brain Tissue
  • HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-03: Emerging Technologies in Cell and Gene therapy
  • HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-04: Novel routes to green hydrogen production
  • HORIZON-EIC-2021-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-05: Engineered Living Materials

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 132,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 October 2021 - in 2 days (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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