With a budget worth €183M, the EIC (European Innovation Council) has received 858 proposals for the EIC Pathfinder May 2022 call, where only 57 projects have been awarded. As the European Commission has already selected the awarded applications, results of the  EIC Pathfinder May 2022 call have been recently announced:

  • A total of 858 proposals belonging to 29 different countries were submitted, while 57 of them have been approved.
  • Almost 81% of the successful projects are coordinated by RTOs (Research and Technology Organizations)
  • The average grant is €3.2M.

2022 EIC Pathfinder May cut-off

From a high number of proposals, only 57 applications have been successful, which indicates a success rate of 6.64%. The selected projects will receive a grant of up to €3.2M but also will be given access to tailored-made coaching under the EIC business acceleration services. The awarded projects belong to different fields, such as health, environment, energy, computing and artificial intelligence, and will develop breakthrough technologies in said areas. The most awarded area has been health (54.38%).

11 out of the 57 approved applications have been submitted by companies as coordinators (that is, 19.30%), while the remaining 46 applications have been submitted by an RTO as coordinator, either by universities, institutes for research or research centers (80.70%).

In this call, the geographic focus of the selected projects spread across 15 countries. The top 3 countries with regard to the number of awarded proposals are Spain (21%), Italy (15.80%), and the Netherlands (14%), while Austria, Denmark, Greece, Ireland and Slovenia are the countries with the fewest applications accepted (1.75%).

The table below includes the full list of winners:

AcronymShort Description Coordinating Organization Country Coordinator
4D-NMRSingle Molecule Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Microscopy for Complex Spin SystemsUNIVERSITAT LINZAT
BABOTSBABOTS: The design and control of small swarming biological animal robotsUNIVERSITE DE NAMUR ASBLBE
FITNESSFlexible InteligenT NEar-field Sensing SkinsUNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAINBE
BRAINSTORMWireless deep BRAIN STimulation thrOugh engineeRed Multifunctinal nanomaterialsFRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERGDE
ArtPlacArtificial Placenta (ArtPlac) – Miniaturized Integrated Lung and Kidney Support for Critically Ill NewbornsKLINIKUM NURNBERGDE
reaCtorFibre-based plasmonic micro reactor for flow chemistryGOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVERDE
AEGEUSAEGEUS – A Novel EEG Ultrasound Device for Functional Brain Imaging and NeurostimulationDE
QuGANTICQuantum Generative Adversarial Networks with phoTonic Integrated Circuits (QuGANTIC)AARHUS UNIVERSITETDK
SoftReachMinimally-Invasive Soft-Robot-Assisted Deep-Brain Localized Therapeutics Delivery for Neurological DisordersIDRYMA TECHNOLOGIAS KAI EREVNASEL
NEUROPICNano electro-optomechanical programmable integrated circuitsAGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICASES
DISRUPTOn-chip tomographic microscopy: a paraDIgm Shift for RevolUtionizing lab-on-a-chiP bioimaging technologyDAS PHOTONICS SLES
RETIMAGERREAL TIME MOLECULAR IMAGER WITH UNSURPASSED RESOLUTIONUNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRIDES
APTADEGRADA novel, first-in-its-kind, aptamer-based LYTACs to address the unmet clinical need of diabetic wounds.Lincbiotech SLES
QUADRATURESCALABLE MULTI-CHIP QUANTUM ARCHITECTURES ENABLED BY CRYOGENIC WIRELESS / QUANTUM – COHERENT NETWORK-IN PACKAGEUNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE VALENCIAES
SKINDEVSKIN MICROBIAL DEVICESUNIVERSIDAD POMPEU FABRAES
FUNAMBULISTFUnctional Nucleic Acids as Versatile SMart BUilding BLocks in Non-ConventIonal SolvenTsUNIVERSIDAD DEL PAIS VASCO/ EUSKAL HERRIKO UNIBERTSITATEAES
DARkWINPollinator-assisted plant natural selection and breeding under climate change pressureAGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICASES
THORbuilding vascular networks and Blood-Brain-Barriers through a Biomimetic manufacturing Technology for the fabrication of Human tissues and ORgansUNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRIDES
MOBVECMobile Bio-Lab to support first response in Arbovirus outbreaksIRIDEON SLES
Piezo4SpinePiezo-driven theramesh: A revolutionary multifaceted actuator to repair the injured spinal cordAGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICASES
BMRexBiocatalytic membranes for micro/nano plastic degradation within waste water effluentsAGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICASES
SCOLEDStrong-coupling-enhanced nanoparticle array organic light emitting diodeAALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SRFI
HOLDENEthical Design of Holography with Dense wireless NetworksAALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SRFI
VORTEX-4-FUSIONLaser vortex beams with extreme orbital angular momentum for aneutronic fusion (V4F)TAMPEREEN KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SRFI
Live-MirrorULTRA-LIGHT, SELF-CORRECTING, “LIVE” MIRRORS: Lowering the areal density of mirrors and maximizing performance with non-abrasive, additive, 3D-printed novel technologyCENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRSFR
iAdsIntelligent design of adenovirus vectors (iAds)CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRSFR
V-LF-Spiro3DLow-field 3D magnetic resonance spirometry for advanced regional exploration of respiratory diseasesUNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAYFR
AI-HANDAdvanced Intelligent stimulation device: HAND movement restorationINSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUEFR
METASPINMetaplastic Spintronics SynapsesUNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAYFR
BAYFLEXBAYesian Inference with FLEXible electronics for biomedical ApplicationsUNIVERSITE PARIS-SACLAYFR
VIRUSongVibrations of viral particles scatter lightUNIVERSITE LYON 1 CLAUDE BERNARDFR
BioLaMerProof of principle fly larvae biorefinery for biopolymer plastic productionTHE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLINIE
RT-SuperESReal-Time high-content Super-Resolution Imaging of ES Cell StatesTHE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEMIL
SafeWaxSustainable Bioinspired Wax Coating for Multi-Functional Crop ProtectionTECHNION – ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGYIL
PrometeusPreterm Brain-Oxygenation and Metabolic EU-Sensing: Feed the BrainUNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVAIT
PERSEUS2D Material-Based Multiple Oncotherapy Against Metastatic Disease Using a Radically New Computed Tomography ApproachCONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHEIT
IPROPIonic Propulsion in AtmospherePOLITECNICO DI MILANOIT
SynMechA synaptic mechanogenetic technology to repair brain connectivityUNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI TRIESTEIT
3D-BRICKS3D Biofabricated high-perfoRmance dna-carbon nanotube dIgital electroniCKSFONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIAIT
NAPtwiN-on-a-chip brAins for monitoring individual sleeP habitsUNIVERSITA DI PISAIT
PLANKT-ONPlankton-like Protocells for Artificial Photosynthesis Targeting Carbon-neutral Energy VectorsCONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO NAZIONALE PER LA SCIENZA E TECNOLOGIA DEI MATERIALIIT
ZERAFZERo-carbon building enabling Adaptive opaque Facade technologyACCADEMIA EUROPEA DI BOLZANOIT
IVBM-4PAPDevelopment of an In-Vivo Brillouin Microscope (with application to Protein Aggregation-based Pathologies)FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIAIT
REPRESSITREPRESSIT: A novel class of clinical immune checkpoint inhibitorsSTICHTING NEDERLANDSE WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK INSTITUTENNL
fastMOTFast gated superconducting nanowire camera for multi-functional optical tomographSINGLE QUANTUM BVNL
KIDNEWbreakthrough technologies for an implantable artificial kidneyUNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM UTRECHTNL
3D-BrAInRevolutionary high-resolution human 3D brain organoid platform integrating AI-based analyticsERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAMNL
PULSE3D Printing of Ultra-fideLity tissues using Space for anti-ageing solutions on EarthUNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHTNL
NANO-ENGINEA revolutionary cell programming platform based on the targeted nano-delivery of a transposon gene editing systemNanocell Therapeutics bvNL
RELIEVEFirst Closed-loop non-Invasive Seizure Prevention SystemAlpha Brain TechnologiesNL
RESPITERECONFIGURABLE SUPERCONDUTING AND PHOTONIC TECHNOLOGIES OF THE FUTURESINGLE QUANTUM BVNL
3DSecret3D spheroids derived from single cells for discovering stochastic patterns behind metastasisLABORATORIO IBERICO INTERNACIONAL DE NANOTECNOLOGIA LINPT
CAR T-REXCAR T cells Rewired to prevent EXhaustion in the tumour microenvironmentSTEMMATTERS, BIOTECNOLOGIA E MEDICIINA REGENERATIVA SAPT
BioFINEBioFunctional IntraNeural ElectrodesCHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA ABSE
bioSWITCHBioorthogonal Implantable Iontronic Switch to Temporally Control the Local Release of ChemotherapeuticsLINKOPINGS UNIVERSITETSE
4for2Breaking the Resolution Limit in Two-Photon Microscopy Using Negative PhotochromismCHALMERS TEKNISKA HOGSKOLA ABSE
PetVisionModular time-of-flight PET imagerINSTITUT JOZEF STEFANSI

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