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EIC Sustainability & Technology: Investing in the future – 14 June 2022

The European Innovation Council, in collaboration with Bpifrance, is organising the event ‘Sustainability and Technology: investing in the future’ on June 14th in Paris to give visibility to the best sustainability and technology start-ups within the framework of EIC projects.   There will be several pitch sessions with selected start-ups, insights and high-level panels with speakers such as Mariya Gabriel, Commissioner for Innovation at the European Commission, Kat Borlongan, Founding Member of Scale-Up Europe and Chief Impact Officer of Content Square, and Nicolas Dufourcq, CEO of Bpifrance; offering the opportunity to network with over 150 investors by booking one-to-one and…

Ecosystem Partnerships and Co-investment Support

Il progetto “Ecosystem Partnerships and Co-investment Support”, che coinvolge gli NCPs di EIC è un’iniziativa di 4 anni che aiuterà i beneficiari EIC ad accedere ai servizi e alle risorse della rete EIC, forniti da partner specializzati nel settore, e ad attrarre capitali privati insieme ai finanziamenti EIC.   Per creare nuovi partenariati tra l’EIC e i partner selezionati, tale partnership servirà come piattaforma per mettere in collegamento le startup e i team di ricerca EIC, al fine di promuovere lo scambio di conoscenze, idee d’innovazione e le opportunità di business.   Qui il link del programma https://eic.eismea.eu/community/articles/call-partnerships-eic-looking-partners-within-european-innovation-ecosystem   Qui la…

EIC Greenhouse Gas Programme

The EIC GHG Greenhouse Gas programme, part of the Business Acceleration Services, aims to assist EIC beneficiaries in co-creation activities to develop optimised and cost-effective products/services to reduce GHG emissions with the help of efficient teamwork.   Below the available calls. Submit your application until 20 May 2022.    ·         Helsinki-Uusimaa Region ·         Goriška Region ·         Sachsen-Anhalt Region ·         Euratex  

The EIC Transition and the evaluation process: the testimonial from an successful proposer

The EIC Transition was launched in 2021 as one of the major novelties under the European Innovation Council and implemented in its first year of the implementation of the fully-fledged EIC in acting as a bridge instrument between Pathfinder and Accelerator programmes. The EIC Transition aims at developing disruptive innovations based on breakthrought technologies and embraces technological development, business model development to accelerate the time-to-market of such disruptive innovations. It has the potential to generate spin-offs, technology transfer activities or even licensing agreements. The EIC Transition envisages an evaluation process based on two different steps: i.) the independent evaluation from…

EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0

The EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0 invites you to submit your application for the Florida International Medical Exhibition (FIME) 2022. The leading tradeshow for the medical device industry will take place from 27 to 29 July 2022 in Miami Beach, USA.    FIME constitutes the Americas’ flagship medical trade fair, gathering thousands of medical device and equipment manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, distributors and healthcare professionals.  The show provides a strong business platform to more than 500 exhibitors from more than 40 countries, including country pavilions to showcase cutting-edge innovations and solutions. Several multi-disciplinary educational business conferences will run in parallel with the exhibition,…

The European Commission has recently launched a pilot evaluation process within the EIC Pathfinder programme under the so-called “Rebuttal Phase”

The objective of the evaluation process, a novelty within the Work Programme this year, enables candidates to receive comments from independent experts on their application submitted under the EIC Pathfinder open call, which recently closed on the 25th of May 2021. The evaluation process of the EIC Pathfinder can be summarised as follows: Remote Phase: Four independent experts (Remote Experts) provide their comments and assign scores following the established criteria (Excellence, Impact and Implementation) Rebuttal Phase: Consortia are invited to respond, where applicable, to the rebuttal phase taking into consideration the comments provided by the experts from the Remote Phase….

Annual report on European SMEs

The SME performance review is one of the main tools the European Commission uses to monitor and assess countries’ progress in implementing the SME strategy and the Small Business Act (SBA). With an emphasis on the priorities under the SME strategy and the SBA, the review brings comprehensive information on the performance of SMEs in EU countries and other partner countries. It consists of 2 parts: an annual report on European SMEs and SME country fact sheets. The annual report, prepared on a yearly basis, provides a synopsis of the size, structure and importance of SMEs to the European economy and an overview…

Strong response to first deadline for funding under the European Innovation Council Accelerator

Since the opening of the EIC Accelerator funding on 9 April, over 2000 start-ups and SMEs submitted short applications on a continuous basis, and 801 of these progressed to submit a full application for funding for the 16 June cut-off of the EIC Accelerator scheme. This is the first cut-off for full applications, and shows a strong demand for EIC funding with a total financial request of €4.85 billion, of which €3.2 billion for equity investment. The very large majority of the applicants (663) requested blended finance (grant combined with equity investment), while 138 asked for grants without equity. 375 companies applied for the…

European Innovation Council Fund: equity investments surpass €500 million in breakthrough innovations

The European Commission has announced the second round of direct equity investment through the European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund. Since its launch in 2020, the EIC Fund has now approved 111 investments in highly innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) totalling more than €500 million to scale up breakthrough innovations in areas such as health, circular economy, and Internet of Things (IoT). The announcement represents 69 new investments compared to the first announcement in January This provides a strong foundation for the EIC fund under Horizon Europe, which is expected to invest more than €3.5 billion over the next…

PITCCH first corporate challenges in advanced technologies

The H2020 INNOSUP funded PITCCH project is a recently established Pan-European open Innovation Network that aims to build structured collaborations between big corporations (BCs) and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) leading to the acceleration of innovative solutions based on advanced technologies: https://ec.europa.eu/easme/en/news/pitcch-first-corporate-challenges-advanced-