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Brussels 2.4.2019

The EIC Pathfinder and FET Infoday


9 AM to 5 PM

Date to be confirmed


The European Innovation Council (EIC) Pathfinder and the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme are organising this Info Day to present their funding opportunitites for 2019: FET Open for Research and Innovation Actions and Innovation Launchpad Projects, and the FET Proactive topics, including EIC transition to innovation activitites. It will also offer a platform for presentations of draft ideas for proposals and networking.

As the Work Programme for these calls will not be published until later (tentatively 14/3/2019), there are no links to the calls in the Participant Portal. These links will be shown as soon as the Work Programme is published. Please stay tuned to get the details as soon as they are available.

The Information Day will cover:

  • presentation of the EIC Pathfinder FET Open and FET Proactive topics
  • information on how to prepare and submit a FET Open and FET Proactive proposal, on the evaluation process and on relevant evaluation criteria
  • opportunity for a very short presentation by potential applicants (max. 5 min, 1-3 slides) on a novel idea for a proposal with the aim of identifying potential partners.

Draft agenda

08:00 Registration (from 8:00 onwards)
09:00 Welcome
09:10 Why a European Innovation Council (EIC)?
09:20 EIC Enhanced Pilot in Horizon 2020
09:30 Q&A
09:45 EIC Pathfinder/FET in EIC Enhanced Pilot
10:00 Applying for the Pathfinder in Horizon 2020: proposal guidelines and submission procedures
10:20 Q&A
10:30 Coffee
11:00 EIC Pathfinder/FET Proactive topics
11:00 Sub-topic (a) Human-centric AI
11:15 Sub-topic (b) Implantable Autonomous Devices and Materials
11:30 Sub-topic (c) Breakthrough zero-emissions energy generation for full decarbonisation
11:45 Q&A
12:00 EIC Transition to Innovation Activities
12:15 EIC Pathfinder/FET Open (including Research and Innovations actions and Innovation Launchpad)
12:30 Q&A

12:45 Lunch time - please make your own arrangements

14:00 Proposers' forum - Short presentations on potential proposals/ networking
17:00 End of meeting