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Horizon Europe – EIC Pathfinder Challenges – 2022

Horizon Europe - EIC Pathfinder Challenges, aiming at developing the scientific basis to underpin breakthrough technologies.

167 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Research & Innovation Technology & Digital
Beneficiaries All beneficiaries Association & NGO Research centre & university Smes & Start-Ups (< 249 Employees)
Regions Developing countries, European Economic Area, European Union
  • Member States
  • Associated Countries
  • Low and middle-income countries

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Priorities and funded actions

Some Horizon Europe budgets are structured in response to policy ambitions (“destinations”) and deployed through calls for proposals targeting more specific thematic/sector (“Topics”). Thus, your application must be linked to a topic of a call for proposals.

 Various categories of projects are eligible:

  • RIA, Research and Innovation Actions: Basic and applied research / Technology development and adoption / Testing and validation of a prototype in the laboratory.
  • IA, Innovation Actions: Prototypes, tests, demonstrations, pilot projects, market placement. These actions may include limited R&D activities.
  • CSA, Coordination and Support Actions: Networking, studies & conferences, communication, studies for new research infrastructures.
  • MSCA, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions / ERC individual grants: Training networks for researchers, Individual grants for experienced researchers, Staff exchange – mobility for researchers and non-scientific staff.

In addition, calls specify the categories of eligible beneficiaries:

  • Collaborative projects, composed of a coordinator and several partners organisations (consortium)
  • Single-beneficiary projects, involving a single organization
  • Individual scholarships, open to natural persons in their own name with their home institution



  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-01: EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Carbon dioxide and Nitrogen management and valorisation
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-02: EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Mid to long term and systems integrated energy storage
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-03: EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Cardiogenomics
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-04: EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Towards the Healthcare Continuum: technologies to support a radical shift from episodic to continuous healthcare
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-05: EIC Pathfinder Challenge: DNA-based digital data storage
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-06: EIC Pathfinder Challenge: Alternative approaches to Quantum Information Processing, Communication, and Sensing

Amount per topic:

  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-01: 27.8 million euro
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-02: 27.8 million euro
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-03: 27.8 million euro
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-04: 27.8 million euro
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-05: 27.8 million euro
  • HORIZON-EIC-2022-PATHFINDERCHALLENGES-01-06: 27.8 million euro

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