The Annotated proposal EIC Accelerator template

The ‘Annotated proposal EIC Accelerator template‘ is a guide created in order to assist innovative companies in applying to the EIC-SMEInst-2018-2020 call of Horizon 2020.
Its aim is to help companies better understand the requirements of the template and write better applications.
The authors of this guide are Horizon 2020 National Contact Points (NCPs) dealing daily with EIC Accelerator applications.

Their recommendations also include feedbacks received from evaluators of EIC Accelerator proposals, employed by the European Commission. The NCPs interacted with, trained and provided advice to thousands of companies that wanted to introduce their innovative product or service to market by using EIC Accelerator funding.

The guide should be useful for anyone who wants to submit an EIC Accelerator related proposal.
The guide also contains a section regarding the pitch interviews for step 2 in the evaluation process.
This should be useful for anyone who submitted an EIC Accelerator proposal and would like to successfully pass the Phase 2 interview pitch.

The aim is to help companies to better understand the requirements and qualifications for this section. In the document you will be able to find Tips & Tools for a successful pitch in the face-to-face evaluation.

This guide has been written as part of the Access2EIC project (H2020- G.A.101000002), a Coordination and Support Action (CSA), funded by the European Commission, with the goal of empowering the network of Horizon 2020 NCPs for Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and Access to risk finance (ARF). More specifically, the project is focused on identifying and sharing best practices in applying to SME-dedicated instruments in Horizon 2020.

The guide can be found & downloaded Access2EIC_How to apply successfully_template

See also instructions for experts for the EIC Accelerator Green Deal call of May
FAQ for experts
Experts briefing