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Access2EIC Guide “Annotated proposal template EIC Pathfinder Open

The Access2EIC Guide “Annotated proposal template EIC Pathfinder Open”, written as part of the Access2EIC project, is a guide created in order to be  useful for anyone who wants to submit to the EIC Pathfinder Open 2024), and will provide general tips regarding submission to the program. Authors of this guide are Horizon Europe EIC National Contact Points (NCPs) who interact regularly with EIC Pathfinder applicants.  The guide ‘How to apply successfully – EIC Pathfinder’ shall assist proposers which are preparing a project proposal for the Horizon Europe EIC Pathfinder pilot call to understand the requirements of the proposal templates,…

Exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2024

  As member of the EIC community, you and your company have access to the exclusive Business Acceleration Services (BAS) of the EIC. Based on your technology, I have selected for you among the EIC Business Acceleration Services one that I think could be of high interest for your company: Exhibit at Mobile World Congress 2024, the largest international trade show for the mobile communications and telecoms industry, under the European Innovation Council Pavilion. The trade show will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from 26 to 29 February 2024: https://eic.eismea.eu/community/stories/open-call-showcase-your-tech-innovation-mobile-world-congress-2024-and-shape-europes-0 The selected beneficiaries will have access to unique business services,…

EIC Accelerator November cut-off – highest number of proposals submitted in 2023

The European Innovation Council received 1083 full applications from start-ups and SMEs for the EIC Accelerator 8 November cut-off.  Blended finance continues to be in high demand – 666 companies (61% of total applicants) requested grants combined with equity investments. 148 companies asked for grant only and 269 companies applied for grant first, with a possibility of equity investments at a later stage. 17% of the total proposals were submitted by companies with female CEOs. The applicants come from 39 different countries, with the highest number of participants coming from Germany, France, and Israel. 14% of applications originate from widening…

EIC Transition calls – first 2023 cut-off statistics

The European Commission’s European Innovation Council (EIC) received 180 proposals for the first 2023 cut-off of EIC Transition calls. EIC Transition projects focus on results generated by EIC Pathfinder, FET (Future and Emerging Technologies) or European Research Council (ERC) Proof of Concept projects, to mature the technologies and build a business case for specific applications. Grants of up to €2.5 million are available to validate and demonstrate technology in application-relevant environment and develop market readiness.   EIC Transition Open call   131 proposals from 26 countries have been submitted for the EIC Transition Open call, requesting a budget of €317.65…

Access2EIC & EuroQuity-Bpifrance: call for transition beneficiaries

The Access2EIC project and EuroQuity-Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible Transition beneficiaries’ startups to apply for an e-Pitching session with prominent European investors. The next event will take place on Tuesday 6th June 2023 at 4:00 pm CEST.  Six Transition startups will be selected to pitch in front of ~50 investors. Express your interest to attend the pitch session via sending your pitch deck to jana.drzkova@ext.bpifrance.fr with subject “Access2EIC Transition e-pich”.  Application deadline: Wednesday, 10th May 2023, midnight. More information about the call could be found below. What’s in it for you?  • Tailor-made training with a professional investment-readiness…

EIC Prizes & Awards 2023 open for submission

The EISMEA has recently published several calls and awards since May until the end of the year.  Interested applicants can click on the links in the descriptions below:    ·         European Social Innovation Competition: deadline for applications 30 May  The competition supports innovators to develop their ideas into working solutions, and facilitates a network of radical innovators shaping our society. This prize acknowledges the social innovation as a potent approach for responding to societal challenges. Webpage: The European Social Innovation Competition (europa.eu) Contacts: EISMEA-EUSIC@ec.europa.eu. Brochure: SocialInnovation-factsheet_210423   ·         European Capital of Innovation Awards: deadline for applications 29 June  The European Capital of Innovation…

The European Innovation Procurement Awards 2023 are open for applications

The third edition of the European Innovation Procurement Awards (EUIPA) has been launched today by the European Commission. Supported by the European Innovation Council (EIC) under Horizon Europe, it targets public and private buyers, natural persons and legal entities that promote innovation procurement and innovative procurement solutions.   The Awards also aim to demonstrate how innovation procurement positively transforms the economy by not only creating new and sustainable markets, but also by tackling societal challenges such as climate change.   The contest will award six prizes in total for the two categories: Innovation procurement initiative and facing societal challenges “green…

GreenTech & EIC Accelerator: open call

The Open Call is targeting companies working in the  GreenTech sector, and dealing with ClimateTech, CleanTech, Circular Economy and AgriFood challenges, which:   ·         have applied or are interested in applying for EIC Accelerator ·         are Seal of Excellence (SoE) holders (for EIC-applicants) or  ·         has reached minimum TRL4 level for their solution and have received funding/grants up to 500k Euro (for non-EIC applicants) ·         are coming from the EU member states or Associated Countries with preference given to companies from Widening Countries   The deadline will be on the next June 14th and the winners will receive an equity free grant of 50k€, complemented by tailored advisory services provided…

EIC Accelerator: Annotated Short Pitch Deck Guide 2023

This guide has been written as part of the Access2EIC project, a Coordination and Support Action funded by the European Commission under Horizon Europe with the aims to empower European Innovation Council and European Innovation Ecosystem National Contact Points (NCPs) and facilitate cooperation among them to provide enhanced services across Europe. One of the objectives of the project is to identify and share good practices and key success factors based on the experiences of previously funded projects and improving the set of tools and thus the efficacy of the NCPs’ assistance. This guide is created with the aim to help…

Gastech 2023

The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC beneficiaries to participate at Gastech on 5-8 September 2023. Gastech constitutes the world’s largest meeting place for the gas, LNG, hydrogen, low-carbon solutions and climate technologies industries. The European Innovation Council (EIC) offers you, EIC companies, the exceptional opportunity to be a part of the European Pavilion and invites you to submit your application for Gastech 2023 under the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0. The world’s largest meeting place for the gas, LNG, hydrogen, low-carbon solutions and climate technologies industries will take place on 5-8 September 2023 in Singapore. The 2023 edition of the…