The new EIC Pathfinder : Science-towards-technology breakthrough live session

Monday, 7 September, 2020
EIC Empowering European Innovators
The new EIC Pathfinder presents the Science-towards-technology breakthrough live session on the 22nd September 2020. The session will offer an insight into the Pathfinder/FET programme within Horizon Europe, from a broad perspective with the participation of very relevant panellists.

The new EIC Pathfinder : Science-towards-technology breakthrough live session

During the R&I days, in a dedicated session under the European Innovation Council (EIC) Hub, the EIC Pathfinder programme will outline how fundamental it is to connect breakthrough research and new technologies to the market for achieving disruptive innovation and the role the EIC will play to facilitate it

The session titled “The new EIC Pathfinder: Science-towards-technology breakthrough ” shall offer an insight into the Pathfinder programme within Horizon Europe, from a broad perspective of various actors who came across the programme. The discussion will focus on Pathfinder/FET achievements and novelties under the new research and innovation framework programme.

Key panellists will participate and substantiate the discussion on the 22nd September from 15:00 to 16:00 (Brussels time):

  • Jean David Malo , Director of the EIC);
  • Cristian Silviu Busoi (tbc) Chairman of the ITRE Committee, European Parliament .
  • Dermot Diamond[1],EIC Advisory Board member;
  • Cristina Silva Pereira[2] ,FET Open FLIPT project beneficiary and frequent evaluator of proposals;
  • Paolo Dario[3] , founder and director of the BioRobotics Institute - FET Proactive NEBIAS project coordinator;


Since 2018, the H2020 Future and Emerging Technologies Work Programme (FET) has been part of the EIC pilot. In 2019, with an enhanced engagement towards building the EIC, the FET became the Pathfinder programme of the EIC, as “bold exploratory engine” of future technologies. During this period, many projects generated successful technologies.


This is your opportunity to discover the new EIC Pathfinder and discuss with relevant with the panelists!



[1] Director of the National Centre for Sensor Research at DCU ( and a Principal Investigator with the Adaptive Information Cluster (AIC).  In 2002 he was awarded the inaugural silver medal for Sensor Research by the Royal Society of Chemistry, London, and in 2008 he received the DCU President’s Research award.

[2] Principal Investigator, ITQB NOVA, PhD in Biochemistry, 2004, ITQB NOVA

[3]  Professor of Biomedical Robotics at the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa, Italy. He has been Visiting Professor in USA, Switzerland, France, Spain,  China,  Japan and others.