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  • Advanced materials (e.g., dental & medical implants, engine parts, 3D food printing, electrocatalysts without CRM, advanced materials for photovoltaic).
  • Artificial intelligence. The ability of AI to develop cognitive attention, foresight, imagination, and perspective that allow symbiotic interaction with external systems.
  • The next generation of electronic devices and materials based on 3D interconnects, and meta devices
  • Measurement systems (environmentally friendly and compact particle accelerators) and Quantum technologies
  • Space. Active removal and recycling of space debris. The use of magnets, de-orbit mechanisms, nets, harpoons, cables, space lasers, and solar sails.


  • Aquaculture, the use of marine microalgae biotechnology
  • Climate-resilient crop that absorb more CO2 and photosynthesis with the help of artificial intelligence.
  • Reducing the use of mineral fertilizers in crop production improving software & equipment
  • Precision fermentation 
  • Biomimetic design strategies 
  • Metal-air and flow batteries and new materials for thermal energy storage
  • Waste heat utilization and energy harvesting 
  • Conversion of solar energy using biotechnology
  • Direct carbon capture and conversion
  • Intelligent/autonomous high-speed transportation systems and new technologies for road safety systems


  • The development of metabolic magnetic resonance imaging is likely to improve/substitute traditional anatomical images using MRI and other methods.
  • The use of ultrasensitive ultrasound for treatment and visualization.
  • The use of human-centred robotic surgery based on AI decision-making.
  • The emergence of ultra-small and efficient implantable devices that can support a range of functions, including assistance with communication, movement, etc.
  • Moreover, biotechnology in the field of disease modelling opens up new opportunities for the development of therapies, including cancer treatment, and includes, among other things

Scope of the Tech Report

For the EIC to achieve its mission it must be at the forefront of developments in science and technology and look to identify technologies emerging from the science base that could create new value propositions and/or disrupt existing markets. To this end, technologies and sectors to be supported by the EIC must be assessed through an anticipatory lens, an essential starting point for which is a robust analysis of the EIC’s current portfolio of activity.

Chapter 1 of this report therefore highlights novel technologies and innovations submitted to the EIC under Horizon Europe, with an emphasis on early-stage research projects funded following extensive independent expert review.

Chapter 2 of the report complements the analysis in Chapter 1 and provides the perspective of the 10 EIC Programme Managers on parts of their portfolio. These ‘deep dives’ consider the potential of some of the relevant technologies identified in Chapter 1 and provide an overview of EIC activity and wider trends alongside insights on gaps and/or other barriers that may need to be overcome.

(PDF) 38 Online Pages

Highlights and Interesting Chapters

The European Innovation Council (Page 6)

Looking forward, (Page 7)

Chapter 1 – Digital, Industry & Space, (Page 12)

Next generation of electronic devices, materials and architectures, (Page 13)

Accelerated discovery of novel materials to support the energy transition, (Page 41)

Safeguarding European energy security and net zero targets, (Page 51)

Current trends in precision oncology, (Page 61)

The hybrid future of medical technology, (Page 66)

Endnotes and Reference links, (Page 70)

The full version of The European Innovation Council Tech Report 2023 is available here;
EISMEA – European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency.
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