11 / 05 / 2020
On 11 May 2020, the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder Pilot selected 35 cutting-edge projects to receive €114 million funding from Horizon 2020 Programme. Almost 1/2 of these new EIC projects involve RTOs, including 11 EARTO Members in 15 projects:
22 out of 30 projects come from the EIC Pathfinder Proactive and the remaining 13 applied for Transition to innovation activities funding, supporting the successful result of a mature research project to commercialise their activities. In parallel, Mr Iordanis Arzimanoglou, as an expert in genetics, cancer research, biotechnology and Artificial Intelligence (AI) medicine, has been appointed as the first EIC Programme Manager. His role is to set visions for technological and innovation breakthroughs, transforming them into reality and bringing synergies across the EIC project portfolio. According to the EIC, five programme managers will be appointed and further appointments are expected in Horizon Europe (2021-2027).