Le Gouvernement du Grand-Duché du Luxembourg

EIC Pathfinder

Explore bold ideas for radically new technologies

Apply for funding to explore new transformative technologies and technological solutions to pave the way for deep tech innovation and ground-breaking advancements in science and society.

Do you want to research or develop a technological breakthrough?

The European Commission’s EIC Pathfinder programme supports the exploration of bold ideas for radically new technologies. It goes beyond what is already known and supports visionary thinking that can result in the development of transformative technologies and deep tech innovation

The programme welcomes high-risk/high-gain and interdisciplinary cutting-edge science collaborations. Grants of up to €3-4 million support the early-stage development of future technologies (various activities at low Technology Readiness Levels 1-3) up to the proof of concept.

We can help you: 

  • determine whether the EIC Pathfinder is suitable for the activity you have in mind guide you in setting up your project 
  • explain how to best fill out the grant application 
  • find partners 
  • provide advice on legal and financial matters

Key figures

Luxembourg success rate in 2023
(EU: 8.3%)
€6.5 million
funding obtained by Luxembourg entities
in 2021-2023
of funding obtained in Luxembourg
by the private sector
1 application
submission cut-off date
per year

Key benefits

This type of Horizon Europe funding offers the following advantages:

  • Grant covering up to 100% of eligible costs
  • Cooperation with international partners for technological breakthroughs
  • Personalised funding application support to increase your chances of success

Who can benefit?

This aid targets companies and public research organisations. EIC Pathfinder applicants are typically visionary scientists and entrepreneurial researchers from universities, research organisations, startups, high-tech small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) and industrial stakeholders interested in technological research and innovation.

Calls for proposals are published on the Funding and Tenders portal, which provides detailed information on who can apply depending on the call. This is also where you can prepare and submit your funding application.

Contact us

Optimise your Horizon Europe participation

Feel free to contact us for further information and support. We are also available to discuss how this funding measure and others would best fit into your long-term strategy.

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