02 / 11 / 2020
The European Innovation Council (EIC) ‘Pathfinder Open’ Pilot in the last round of its investment under Horizon 2020 selected 58 high-impact projects to share a €191 million budget.
8 EARTO Members involved in 13 projects:
Among the ideas supported in this round are a radically new concept for converting low-grade waste heat into electricity and edible robots and robotic food that could deliver lifesaving nutrition to humans and animals in emergencies. The highest number of successful projects come from Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Switzerland, with almost 30% led by female researchers and 26% classed as ‘green technologies’ set to support the objectives of the European Green Deal. The fully-fledged EIC is expected to be launched early next year under Horizon Europe with increased funding for breakthrough technologies.