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📢 European Finacial Instruments Guide📢

While traditional grant-based models remain prevalent, these innovative tools, including debt and equity options, are gaining traction in addressing market failures and reducing investment gaps. The guide, developed under the Access2EIC project, aims to enhance understanding of these instruments among researchers, start-ups, SMEs, and financial intermediaries. By leveraging regional, national, and European resources, it seeks to empower local financing bodies across all EU countries to better support innovation projects. Building on the success of previous InnovFin initiatives, the new InvestEU programme promises a fresh generation of financial instruments and advisory services. With a focus on supporting beneficiaries under Horizon Europe,…

Calling #EUeic beneficiaries! Are you ready to seize your market opportunities?

Free assistance service can help you identify innovation procurement opportunities in and outside of Europe and provide you with tailored support to participate in such opportunities.🚀 in order to promote your innovative ideas 📈 Express your interest now 👉 https://bit.ly/414UzE5   #SPIN4EIC #EIC #INNOVATION

Reach out to all EIC beneficiaries out there 📢 We want to hear your opinion!

EIC Pathfinder, Transition and Accelerator beneficiaries check out this survey and give your feedback regarding #EUeic Community Platform and EIC Business Acceleration Services. Your opinion matters! It will help us get better and future beneficiaries while shaping our shared future.   Complete the survey by 12 April 👉 https://europa.eu/!RwQWpG

The second strategic plan 2025-2027 leads the future of Research & Innovation

The second Horizon Europe strategic plan 2025-2027, was published during the Research & Innovation Week in Brussels. For the last three years of the programme, the plan aims to face key global challenges like climate change, pollution, loss of biodiversity, digital transition and ageing population. The goal is to shift fundamental research to breakthrough innovation that results in cutting edge solutions. The strategic plan is a result of extensive discussions between Member States and Associated Countries with the involvement of the general public as well.      Download and read the publication here      

Apply Now for the EIC T2M Business Idea Validation Bootcamp – Closing on March 18, 2024

Embark on a transformative journey with the EIC Tech to Market (EIC T2M) Entrepreneurship Programme’s Business Idea Validation Bootcamp. This open call invites participation from EIC Pathfinder, EIC Transition, and eligible innovators keen on a dynamic 4-week engagement, commencing on April 2, 2024. Highlights Personalized Support: Align research outcomes with tangible business challenges. Access insights from industry experts. Design Thinking Methodology: Propel projects from research to impactful innovation using a proven methodology. Real-world Feedback: Engage with industry representatives and investors through online interviews for a valuable ‘reality check’ on business models. Business Model Validation: Strengthen entrepreneurial mindsets, design thinking skills,…

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…