EIC Work Programme 2024

Funding opportunities | 2024-01-04 | Nunzia Cito

The European Commission adopted the 2024 Work Programme of the European Innovation Council, with funding opportunities worth over €1.2 billion for strategic technologies and scaling up companies.

The EIC Work Programme 2024 details the funding in three main schemes:

  • EIC Pathfinder (€256 million) for multi-disciplinary research teams to undertake visionary research with the potential to lead to technology breakthroughs (grants up to €4 million).

  • EIC Transition (€94 million) to turn research results into innovation opportunities, following up on results generated by EIC Pathfinder projects, European Research Council Proof of Concept projects and open for the first time to project results from Horizon collaborative projects from Pillar 2/ societal challenges (grants up to €2.5 million).

  • EIC Accelerator (€675 million) for start-ups and SMEs to develop and scale up innovations with the potential to create new markets or disrupt existing ones (grants below €2.5 million, investments from €0.5 to €15 million). €405 million is earmarked for investments to be managed by the EIC Fund, which will receive an additional €180 million to follow on investments in companies selected under previous EIC Accelerator calls.

All the projects supported by the European Innovation Council have access to Business Acceleration Services, which provide coaches, mentors and expertise, and partnering opportunities.
The Work Programme can support and boost innovation in Food Safety.

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