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The report documents the results and impact of the EIC pilot phase up to 2020.
The EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0 invites you to submit your application for the BIO International Convention 2022.
The event will take place on Wednesday, 15 December, from 10.30 – 12.00 CET, and gather top managers from several European Member States.
Every month the European Innovation Council organises an ‘EIC ePitching with Investors’ covering a dedicated topic. This time around, the EIC and EuroQuity-Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our next session dedicated to Cybersecurity.
The new year will bring a new Curious2022 - Future Insight Conference. The event will take place from July 12 -14, 2022, in Darmstadt, FrankfurtRheinMain, Germany, and will gather 1300 science and technology-focused guests ready to explore new business relationships.
HEMEX, an EIC Pathfinder beneficiary company, has completed another fundraising round. After the first closing in February 2021, they secured a Series C round, increasing the amount to approximately €6.8 million (CHF 7.1 million).
Following the EIC GHG Co-creation with Suez online event, we met with Sandra Andreu, Chief of Marketing and Innovation at the company to give us a few insights. The EIC GHG Co-creation activities are a way of helping to build win-win synergies and co-create solutions with business partners.
The European Space Agency (ESA) and the EIC will jointly explore the topics and specific challenges of circular economy in Space, but also on Earth during this co-organised webinar. The session will take place on 8 December, at 14:00 CET, during the Industry Space Days (ISD) event.
The EIC Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder (FET-Open & FET-Proactive) and Transition beneficiaries to participate in our new instalments of the Innovation Training Workshops, taking place either on 14-15 February 2022, 7-8 March 2022 or 11-12 May 2022.
This month, Deutsche Bahn mindbox and three public procurers shared their challenges in our platform and announced they are looking for innovations in different sectors. Do you believe you have the right assets to be their next challenge solver? Don't miss this opportunity and discover how to apply!
On 9 & 22 November 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) successfully organised two virtual preparatory workshops under the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0. The official delegation of SMEs is now ready to exhibit impactful innovations at CES in Las Vegas and Arab Health in Dubai.
We spoke with Daniele Biffi from the EIC-funded company DVP Vacuum Technology to discover which steps are they taking to monitor data and reduce CO2 emissions with the support of the EIC Greenhouse Gas tool.
The EIC created a new Story 26 November 2021
The EIC Summit 2021 has ended: we learnt a lot, we networked even more and we also had fun! Two days packed with inspiring speakers, workshops, awards ceremonies and great projects. In case you couldn’t be with us 2 full days, here is a roundup of what happened!
From 8th to 10th November 2021, BME partnered up with the European Innovation Council to organise an online event dedicated to pitching activities in light of their 56th Symposium on Purchasing and Logistics.
On Friday, 26 November 2021, the community workshop "Leveraging IPR for hypergrowth" will tackle IP's management and commercial exploitation and, respectively, the use of IP as an enabler of access to funding. If you’re interested about the topic, discover how to apply below!
The EIC created a new Story 22 November 2021
The first hybrid EIC Summit will take place this week, 24-25 November. We wrote down a summary of all the upcoming activities: on site exhibition, matchmaking tool, winners to be announced during the summit and…meet the speakers! Discover what's in store and register to join online.
To celebrate the Women Entrepreneurship Day held every year on 19 November and learn more about the female experience at the negotiation table, we sat down with two female leaders and participants of the programme to talk about their tips and tricks to master the fundraising process.
The EIC created a new Story 17 November 2021
The EIT Climate-KIC is working together with the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services to offer you a new programme, in which 80 EIC accelerator startups, scale-ups or SMEs will be able to participate. Discover how to apply before 31 January 2022!
The EIC created a new Story 16 November 2021
The European Innovation Council Summit will be held on 24-25 November 2021 in Brussels and online. There is a lot to look forward to: 2 days packed with inspiring speakers, insightful workshops and award ceremonies. Here are three keywords of Day 2: corporate, procurement, investment. Discover more!
In the light of this World Day, the European Innovation Council Community met with 3 EIC-funded startups working in the diabetes space with innovative solutions to change its care and treatment.
On 28 October 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) and its Greenhouse Gas (GHG) initiative offered the fifth webinar. This session was focused on Science Based Targets meant to define and promote best practices when it comes to reducing emissions.
The EIC created a new Story 11 November 2021
The European Innovation Council Summit will be held on 24-25 November 2021 in Brussels and online. Our hybrid programme will allow you to explore major policy updates and delve into many relevant topics for the EIC Community. Keep reading to discover the agenda of Day 1.
Every month the European Innovation Council organises an ‘EIC ePitching with Investors’. The EIC is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our next session dedicated (specifically) to B2B SaaS solutions (Business-to-Business Software-as-a-Service) and Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The Portuguese company Smartex won the Web Summit's competition for entrepreneurship and innovative business. The announcement was made on the main stage of the Web Summit in Lisbon.
The EIC Challenge Platform has been recently launched and we hope you already applied to one of our challenges. If not, we give you now three extra reasons to do it! Discover how to submit your solutions below!
Each year after the EIT Health Bootcamps take place, EIT Health holds the Bootcamp Tour. To discover more, you can now access the event’s website to find out all about the sessions on November 16-17 and November 23-24 – EIT Health Bootcamp Tour: Online Edition.
Kitepower's mobile Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) is the very first to be operated in the Caribbean. The deployment of the innovative wind energy system has been part of "Caribbean Engineer 2021 (CAEN21)", a military exercise carried out by the Dutch Defence.
Twenty outstanding companies were selected by the European Innovation Council (EIC) to join the EU Pavilion at Arab Health 2022 under the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0.
Every year, October ends with the worldwide celebrations of World Cities Day on the 31st of October. To celebrate the International Day, we interviewed 3 EIC innovators and asked them how their companies are helping cities to become greener.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is glad to announce the 20 most promising innovators to join the EU Pavilion at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 under the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0!
The EIC created a new Story 27 October 2021
The European Innovation Council Summit will be held on 24-25 November 2021 in Brussels and online. Let’s take a sneak peek at the summit agenda.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and OMV Petrom invite you to apply to an EIC Corporate Day on 26 & 27 January 2022. This specially designed service is meant to gear up your collaboration with the company and forge new partnerships.
On 21 October, the Innovation Radar awarded outstanding innovations emerging from research and innovation projects financed by the EU in its annual event. React4Life, an EIC-funded company from Italy, won the Category 'Innovative Health Tech'.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) regularly hosts EIC Corporate Days, matchmaking events between Europe's largest corporates and EIC beneficiaries. In light of the EIC Corporate Day with Merck, we met with Ulrich Betz, Vice President of Innovation at the company that gave us a few insights.
Are you properly exploiting your IPR to drive your growth? LeadershIP4SMEs will select 15 high potential startups and 15 SMEs interested in protecting and valorising their intellectual property rights by offering an “IPR Valorisation programme”.
Every month the European Innovation Council organises an ‘EIC ePitching with Investors’ around a dedicated topic. This time around, the EIC is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our next session dedicated to this.
European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) has the pleasure of inviting you to the 10th edition of the Cyber Investor Days, scheduled on 1-2 December 2021 in Helsinki, Finland. In this event, you will have a chance to pitch your innovative cybersecurity solutions to leading investors and corporates
The EIC created a new Story 19 October 2021
The European Innovation Council holds its first Summit on 24-25 November 2021 in Brussels and online.
If you are a business decision-maker or an intellectual property professional working in a technology driven SME, the HTB initiative is offering the right activity for you: a series of HTB Forums about how IP can support your business. Their next session on Growth-financing is on 28 October.
On 30 September 2021, Parkering Malmö partnered up with the European Innovation Council to address an important question: achieving sustainability in parking for the greater good of the city.
The European IP Helpdesk is organising an online training to present a new series of case studies centred around technology transfer. The “From Lab to Market: Successful Technology Transfer Journeys” event is on 19 October from 2 to 3.30 PM (CET).
The EIC created a new Story 6 October 2021
The EIT Climate-KIC is working together with the EIC Business Acceleration Services to offer you a new programme. EIT Climate KIC will help you understand, measure, and forecast how your product or service mitigates climate change.
Are you an EIC thinker who likes to dig into science, research or technology to address new problems? Or do you have a pressing challenge that requires the attention of innovative minds? We have good news for you: the new EIC Challenge Platform is ready and can help you with both scenarios.
The “Muntstroom Living Lab project is handling this PCP”, a department of STIB-MIVB. More information about the request for tenders is being presented in a webinar taking place on 28 September, from 10:00 to 11:00 CET.
Bionomous, a Swiss startup previously funded by the FET Innovation Launchpad, has recently closed a seed funding round of €1.2 million to finance the industrialisation phase of their product towards commercialisation.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is organising an EIC ePitching with Procurers online event alongside the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME), occurring from the 8th to 10th November 2021.
The EIC created a new Story 20 September 2021
In this article, you can get to know the success stories of 4 EIC-funded startups that are using big data concepts to promote innovation in the pharmaceutical, agriculture, food and real estate markets.
On the 24 & 25 November 2021, the EIC Business Acceleration Services will organise a two-day EIC Investor Day, taking place during the yearly EIC Summit . This EIC Investor Day will be dedicated to the EU Green Deal, ICT and Health.
Cleverly provides AI-powered solutions with insight-driven automation that makes support teams more productive. Now, Cleverly is joining Zendesk to assist customer support teams in automating more of their processes, reduce costs, and keep up with customer demand.
The EIC created a new Story 13 September 2021
Several inspiring EIC companies are taking the motto "climate action is a business case" to the next level. In this week’s edition, we meet with föra (föra forest technologies), a Spanish company that aims to protect the Earth’s forests by providing data-driven and actionable forest intelligence.
You are invited to participate in an online survey to share your views on a stronger European innovation ecosystem and the ways to boost innovation cohesion in Europe. The deadline for submissions is 15 September 2021 at 17:00 CET.
Is promoting the female role models and innovative business leaders of today - across the entrepreneurial spectrum - something that sparks your interest? You’ve come to the right place then. On the 7th  October 2021, the EIC Women Leadership Programme will be officially launched.
The EIC created a new Story 3 September 2021
Several inspiring EIC companies are taking the motto "climate action is a business case" to the next level. In this week’s edition, we meet with EP Tender, a French company whose goal is to contribute positively to the environment by manufacturing compact energy modules for electric vehicles.
Monika Tomecka, Josefien Groot and André Mão-de-Ferro have more in common than their age range. They all started their own startups in their early 20s, facing the challenges and learning curve from the young entrepreneurship experience. Discover their journey and tips about business.
The EIC created a new Story 1 September 2021
Having a more sustainable business is something of great importance with each passing day. That’s where Neste, the Finland-based company, jumps in. Their main goal is to create solutions for combatting climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy.
The EIC created a new Story 30 August 2021
If greening the future is something that you want to be part of, you’ve come to the right place. Save the date: September 29, 2021, from 10:00 to 11:30 (CEST), we’ll host a webinar to explore the most important aspects and benefits of green electricity and how it can impact the planet positively.
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we dive into the stories of EIC innovators, but in this months’ edition we decided to flip the script and conduct an interview with Andre Doria, the negotiation trainer for this years’ EIC Summer School.
The EIC created a new Story 24 August 2021
The European Innovation Council (EIC) regularly hosts EIC Corporate Days, matchmaking events between Europe's largest corporates and EIC beneficiaries. In this new series, we will discover what makes these corporates tick, what is their approach to innovation and what are they looking for.
VEnvirotech, a Spanish biotechnology startup, has closed a funding round of €11 million that will enable them to speed up their expansion plan and consolidate their business model.
The EIC created a new Story 20 August 2021
For the second Coaching Corner episode, we bring together Mikkel Kongsfelt, CEO and founder of the Danish company RadiSurf and Chris Kirby, the business coach that followed their EIC-funded project.
EIC-supported ventures can now apply to the Bridgehead Programme until 14 September 2021, which will select and support a maximum of 5 EIC-supported start-ups in market-access.
The new investment round was led by the go-to quantum computing fund Quantonation and the Defense Innovation Fund, managed by Bpifrance.
Elliptic Labs, funded by the EIC, recently announced the signature of its first enterprise software license agreement with one of the top three leading global laptop/PC manufacturers.
If your organisation has received funding under the EIC Pathfinder Programme and your project is accomplishing great things, we would like to disseminate and promote your achievements!
The EIC together with NO-FEAR organised an EIC ePitching with Procurers-session on Thursday 22 July 2021. During this event, the EIC-backed innovators had the opportunity to pitch their innovative solutions with regards to the NO-FEAR consortia’s needs in the fields of medical care.
The EIC created a new Story 5 August 2021
For those that still need a gentle nudge in the right direction, we gathered several inspiring EIC companies that are taking the motto "climate action is a business case" to the next level. In this week’s edition, we meet with Norsepower from Finland.
Are you an SME, start-up, NGO, university/research centre and you would like to be part of a broader community about a new internet platform that gives emphasis on diversity, ethics, protection of data and innovation? WeNet, part of the EIC Pathfinder Programme, just opened a call for applications.
August comes with great news as the deadlines for submitting applications for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 and Arab Health 2022 under the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0 have been extended!
The EIC is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our next EIC ePitching with Investors on Aerospace. The selected EIC-backed SMEs will have the chance to present their innovative solutions during an online event to a jury of investors. Mark your calendars for 19 October 2021.
Every year on 1 August it is celebrated the World Wide Web Day. Here we have the perfect occasion to bring to light 3 EIC-funded companies that are taking action to enhance our online life and keep innovative minds sparkling together, no matter where they might be located.
After receiving the EIC Accelerator grant last year, Positrigo announced that the European Innovation Council Fund (EIC Fund) awarded the company with €1.5 million to top up the second tranche of Positrigo’s series A.
The EIC created a new Story 29 July 2021
The EIC invites EIC Pathfinder (former FET-Open & FET-Proactive) and Transition beneficiaries to apply for the EIC Innovation Bootcamp 2.0: a virtual four-day intensive training in entrepreneurship and technology commercialisation taking place from 15 to 17 November and on 10 December 2021.
The EIC created a new Story 29 July 2021
For those that still need a gentle nudge in the right direction we gathered several inspiring EIC companies for you, projects that are taking the motto "climate action is a business case" to the next level. In this week’s edition we meet with CemeCon Scandinavia.
The European Commission invites SMEs to express their views and opinions on the revision of the R&D and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations.
The EIC created a new Story 22 July 2021
The new European Innovation Council, launched in March 2021, celebrates its first Summit on 24-25 November 2021 in Brussels and online.
The EIC created a new Story 21 July 2021
In this new series, we will discover what makes these corporates tick, what is their approach to innovation and what they are looking for. This month we are joined by David de Schutter, Global VP of GITEC, and Jacqueline Hochreiter, AB InBev’s Head of Sustainability Europe.
AEInnova was selected as one of the 4 most innovative companies in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the 12th IOT/ WT Innovation World Cup of the Hannover Messe fair.
The EIC is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our next EIC ePitching with Investors on Deep Tech. This edition will focus on early-stage deep tech companies looking for an investment between EUR 500k - 3m. Mark your calendars for the 23 September 2021 at 1pm CEST.
If you didn’t have the chance to participate in the webinar, but you would like to discover more about the “Co-Creation with Public and Private Buyers of Innovations” call, we have good news for you. The video from the info session is now available on Youtube, and you can also find it here.
The EIC created a new Story 16 July 2021
We gathered several inspiring EIC companies for you, innovators that are taking the motto "climate action is a business case" to the next level. In this week’s edition we meet with Demeta, a French green chemistry company that focuses on catalysts to lower GHG impact.
Cubbit, the first European provider of distributed cloud storage, has closed a €7 million funding round. The Italian Deeptech startup, funded by the EIC, provides a 100% private, secure and green cloud storage solution, crowdsourcing computing resources.
The EIC created a new Story 14 July 2021
The EIC is organising an EIC ePitching with Procurers event with Parkering Malmö on 30 September 2021. During the session, EIC-beneficiaries are invited to pitch solutions within the topic of smart cities, specifically regarding data analysis on parking spots occupation.
The Italian startup EICAS Automazione is making ultra-accurate star trackers for small satellite operators to increase the quality of space missions. The innovation has an affordable price and determines satellite orientation in space based on a few stars and onboard star catalogues.
The EIC created a new Story 12 July 2021
The EIC and the European association representing the paper industry - Cepi invite you to apply to our joint EIC GHG Co-creation initiative. Discover how to apply below and co-create your next green innovation with one of the most sustainable sectors worldwide.
The World Population Day is celebrated every 11 July to raise awareness on global population issues. This year's celebration focuses on women and girls' reproductive health needs during the pandemic. To mark this special date, we gathered 5 EIC companies supporting women's health future.
Over the last two years, FETFX developed a cross-media communication platform, connecting science, industry and society, in order to tell stories on Future and Emerging Technologies. The project is now coming to an end, but before closing its doors, FETFX prepared a video wrapping up its history.
The EIC created a new Story 7 July 2021
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Merck invite you to apply to an EIC Corporate Day on 30 September 2021. Merck, the multinational Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics company, is looking for SMEs to share their love of science and passion for technology.
The EIC created a new Story 6 July 2021
In this week’s edition we meet with Agristarbio, a Portuguese EIC-funded company that created an innovative production process of a unique organic mineral fertilizer.
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) just released a new report providing advice for SMEs to successfully cope with cybersecurity challenges, particularly those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 25 & 26 May 2021, the EIC in collaboration with Trelleborg Wheel Systems brought together 14 EIC-beneficiaries for one of its flagship events, the EIC Corporate Days. During the event, Anita Krohn Traaseth, EIC AB Member, shared her views on the new era of open innovation in a 10’ speech.
Mycorena, a Scandinavian mycoprotein pioneer company, has announced the completion of a Pre-Series A funding round of €7.5 million (SEK77 million). The new investment will support Mycorena's acceleration and scaling up of its production.
On 23 & 30 July 2021, two workshops will offer important techniques to make you better at the negotiation table. The trainings, organised in partnership with Value Negotiation Technologies, will be held on two Friday mornings and take a deep dive into negotiation tactics.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is launching a call to support EIC funded companies in getting closer to public & private procurers of innovation. EIC startups and SMEs can join a dedicated info session on Monday, 5 July, from 10:00 to 11:30 CET to discover more about this new programme.
Are you raising a Series B or Series C Investment? If the answers are YES, then you should apply now to 1 year-long FREE supporting programme. Applications are open until the 30th of September 6pm CET.
In this new series, we will discover what makes these corporates tick, what is their approach to innovation and what are they looking for. This month's guest is Michael Vormittag, Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Mercedes-Benz AG.
Silicon Valley-based SVG Ventures | THRIVE has launched a regional challenge to recognize and promote key early and late-stage startups from Agtech and Foodtech. The winner will receive the THRIVE Europe Challenge Award and advance to the finals of the Global THRIVE Accelerator Program.
Last year, venture capital investors focused on digital health startups, rewarding mostly innovations with novel treatments for coronavirus or technologies to promote home care. So far, 2021 is following the same trend: the EIC already counts 5 startups raising Digital Health VC funding.
The EIC Greenhouse Gas Programme is enabling EIC beneficiaries to co-create new green solutions with these business partners, to address their sustainability challenges. SUEZ is the first business partner joining this collaborative experience. Discover how to apply here.
On 17 June 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) celebrated the official launch of the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) 2.0 Programme.
For the first time the European Innovation Council organised an ePitching to Procurers Day, together with Vienna’s public transport operator, WIENER LINIEN and Austria’s competence center for innovation procurement, IÖB-Servicestelle.

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