EIC Pathfinder: 43 new projects to receive funding in the October 2023 call

With a total budget worth €159 million, the EIC (European Innovation Council) has announced the new 43 winners from 368 evaluated proposals under the  October 2023 EIC Pathfinder call:

  • Each of the 43 awardees will receive on average grant of €3.7 million,
  • 83.72% of the successful projects are coordinated by RTOs (Research and Technology Organizations),
  • Awardees spread across 30 countries.

EIC Pathfinder October 2023  cut-off

From 368 eligible proposals, 43 became beneficiaries of the grant leading to a success rate of 11.68%, relatively high for EIC funding programmes. 

The funding has been distributed as follows:  Construction digitalization (23% out of the total funding), Precision nutrition (23%), Responsible electronics (23%), and In-space solar energy (16%) and Clean and efficient cooling (14%).

It is worth noting that 84% of winning projects are led by RTOs while only 16% by companies. 

Figure 1. Share of projects by coordinator type.

Participants from 30 countries are involved in the awarded projects, showing a strong international profile of consortia. The top 3 countries with regard to the number of awarded proposals are Italy (16%), Spain,  Germany and France (14% each):

Figure 2. Winners per country.

The table below includes the full list of winners:

AcronymTitleCoordinating organisationCountry coordinatorDuration (months)
GRETAGREEN, ORGANIC AND PRINTED ULTRA-HIGH FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION TAGSFONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIAIT48
ARCHIBIOFOAMDigital design and robotic fabrication of biofoams for adaptive mono-material architectureAALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SRFI36
HYDROCOOLNovel advanced hydraulic CO2 refrigeration system for multiple sectorsUNIVERSITAT ROVIRA I VIRGILIES36
STACKStackable surface rationalization for freeform architectural designSINTEF ASNO42
COOLPOLCooling with Electrocaloric PolymersLUXEMBOURG INSTITUTE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYLU48
UniversalTimberSlabComputational design, fabrication and engineering methods for unconstrained, highly resource efficient, point-supported timber slabs in multi-storey buildingsUNIVERSITY OF STUTTGARTDE36
InteractHoMiGUnderstanding the potential of modulating Host-MicrobiomeGlycan interactions (“the triangle of sweetness”) to tackle noncommunicable diseasesINBIOSEBE48
MAGCCINEClean and efficient cooling in vaccine transportation using Rotating Magnetocaloric EffectUNIVERSIDADE DO PORTOPT48
FROSTBITFirst Regenerative sOlid-STate Barocaloric refrIgeraTorCENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRSFR48
HaloFreeEtchNovel approaches for halogen-free and sustainable etching of Silicon and GlassTECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET CHEMNITZDE48
DESIRE4EUDESIgning and REcycling sustainable Electronic boards for a EUropean circular economyINSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLEFR48
Bugs4UrateBugs4Urate – Precision Nutrition Strategies for Investigating Probiotic, Diet, Glycan, and Microbiome Factors in Hyperuricemia and Gout PreventionKOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITETDK36
APACETowards a bio-mimetic sunlight pumped laser based on photosynthetic antenna complexesUNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZEIT48
NutriEVDevelopment of nutritional vesicles for precision diagnostics and therapeutics for metabolic diseasesOULUN YLIOPISTOFI48
ColteraTRECColteraTREC: a highly efficient and lightweight electrochemical heat pumpVoltera Bulgaria LtdBG36
RAWComputation for a new age of Resource AWare architecture: waste-sourced and fast-growing bio-based materialsDET KONGELIGE DANSKE KUNSTAKADEMISSKOLER FOR ARKITEKTIR, DESIGN OG KONSERVERINGDK36
ZEUSZero-loss Energy harvesting Using nanowire solar cells in SpaceLUNDS UNIVERSITETSE48
FIBRE-MATCHPrecision nutrition approach for increasing fibre intake and health using microbiota-matched sustainable fibre sourcesHELSINGIN YLIOPISTOFI48
GLUCOTYPESGlucose variability patterns for precision nutrition in diabetesKOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITETDK48
LEMONLARGE-SCALE MAGNETIC COOLINGKIUTRA GMBHDE36
CARBCOMNCARBon-negative COMpression dominant structures for decarbonized and deconstructable CONcrete buildingsUNIVERSITEIT GENTBE48
HiSOPEHigh-Speed Organic Photonics and OptoElecronicsCENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRSFR48
Green SWaPGreen Solar-to-propellant Water PropulsionUNIVERSITA DI PISAIT48
PANTAREIdigital based bio-waste derived meta-PANels Towards A REvolutionary building IdentityPOLITECNICO DI MILANOIT48
E.T.COMPACTCOMPACT AND PROPELLANT-LESS ELECTRODYNAMIC TETHER SYSTEM BASED ON IN-SPACE SOLAR ENERGYUNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRIDES36
AlgoLoamLoam Walls with Algorithmically Generated 3D Natural ReinforcementElena VlasceanuAT48
GreenOMorphGreen materials for neurOMorphic signal processing by organic synaptic transistorsJOANNEUM RESEARCH FORSCHUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBHAT54
S4I2TSolar for Ice to ThrustTECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET MUENCHENDE36
REMPOWERREctenna in Millimeter-Wave frequency range for High-POWer Energy ReceptionTHALESFR48
DYMANDYnamically MANaged self-cooling HPC Data CentersIDP INGENIERIA Y ARQUITECTURA IBERIA SLES36
RADIANTChiral Light Emitting Diodes based in Photonic ArchitecturesAGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICASES36
CharCoolRethinking the future of clean cooling through a revolutionary class of thermally-driven chiller based on a novel bio-based thermochemical materialUNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVAIT48
SMACoolShape Memory Alloy based elastocaloric Cooling systemUNIVERSITAT DES SAARLANDESDE36
STELECSustainable Textile ElectronicsDEUTSCHES FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM FUR KUNSTLICHE INTELLIGENZ GMBHDE48
MENTORINGAddressing malnutrition and metabolic health in noncommunicable diseases through precision Nutrition: impact in quality of life and prognosis of lung cancer patientsFUNDACION IMDEA ALIMENTACIONES48
AM2PMADDITIVE TO PREDICTIVE MANUFACTURING FOR MULTISTOREY CONSTRUCTION USING LEARNING BY PRINTING AND NETWORKED ROBOTICSTECHNION – ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYIL48
POWERSAPowering Satellites by a Combination of Solar and Microwave Energy HarvestingTHALESFR36
FlexiFormFlexiForm – Structurally and materially informed design and fabrication strategies for knitted textile formworks for concrete structuresTECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFTNL48
JUMP INTO SPACEFLEXIBLE LIGHTWEIGHT MULTI-JUNCTION SOLAR CELLS AND MODULES WITH ENHANCED PERFORMANCE FOR EFFICIENT LIGHT HARVESTING IN OUTER SPACEUNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA TOR VERGATAIT48
BEYONDmethod for smart and affordaBle Evaluation of simultaneous faults in heating and cooling sYstems based ON compresseD vapor technologyUNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI NAPOLI FEDERICO IIIT48
NUTRIMMUNEPrecision Nutrition to optimize immune response for metabolic healthSORBONNE UNIVERSITEFR48
SUPERLASERROOM TEMPERATURE SUPERRADIANT PEROVSKITE LASERSNATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH “DEMOKRITOS”EL36
DiBaNLinking Intestinal Bacteria and Host Metabolism to Tackle Type 2 Diabetes with Novel FoodAGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICASES48

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