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On 28 November, Ferrovial is hosting a networking event for companies funded under the EIC pilot. If your company is working on sustainable solutions aligned with Ferrovial’s business lines, you are welcome to apply until 7 September.
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The Spanish project ECUVal aims to implement an innovative wastewater treatment system that could solve the problems of textile wastewater, one of the main water consumer industries, which is generating high volumes of wastewater with high levels of coloration and salinity.
A total of 65 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 16 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument. The companies will receive a total amount of €113 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
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Did you know the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument is joining forces with leading business minds for an exclusive series of workshops to help you grow your company? Have a look at our SME Instrument Academy Workshops.
The EIC created a new Story 3 October 2018
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European Innovaton Council pilot's SME Instrument-funded company, AlgaEnergy, is exploring microalgae’s wide potential. This year, the AlgaEnergy signed a commercial agreement with a fertilizer leader in Spain, to combine efforts on its products and other agricultural bio stimulants. The company also recently opened a subsidiary in Japan.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Lingokids just raised $6 million on top of the $1.3 million grant from the EIC SME Instrument earlier this year. Lingokids is a subscription-based platform that teaches English to children ages 2 to 8 as a fun and personalized learning experience.
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EIC pilot funded company Kunak Technologies SL installed today its first air quality device at Stade Louis II in Monaco. The company will provide six more devices that will be installed on athletics tracks around the world in the coming months as part of a pilot programme designed to highlight the need for clean air.
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EIC pilot funded company PENSUMO won the Startup category in the second edition of the Spanish Awards "Los II Premios Digitales El Español", with the collaboration of Omicrono and El Androide Libre, last November 8.
The EIC created a new Story 26 April 2019
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Save spending. European Innovation Council pilot's funded company PENSUMO was one of the first to give shape to this seemingly simple idea.The company is dedicated to converting daily actions and purchases into savings in a very simple way: through a mobile app.
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BuntPlanet and Siemens have signed a sales distributorship agreement. With this agreement, the two companies provide a comprehensive portfolio on equipment, software and services offering advanced solutions for the water industry, especially for the water leakage detection. This will amplify to reduce water losses, secure the water supply and increase efficiency significantly. With this cooperation, both partners will make a major contribution towards securing sustainable water supplies worldwide.
The EIC created a new Story 7 November 2019
The EIC funded company Das-Nano developed the first system in the market designed for full-area characterization of graphene, thin-films, and other 2D materials. The company based in Spain has been granted a new patent this year for its innovative Terahertz technology in the US.
The new agreement will allow the social-impact start-up to implement the Charity Round Up - a new fundraising solution.
The EIC-funded company is battling the problem with the taste of tap water in a sustainable way: Tapp 2 is the worlds first smart biodegradable water filter.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) has taken great strides recently. And Bitext Technology is making huge advances in this field. This year, the company funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) have partnered with Amazon Connect to offer three new services. Bitext will implement a full-fledged conversational Interactive Voice Response in the Amazon Connect contact centre.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and BBVA & Ferrovial invite you to apply for our joint EIC Corporate Day. BBVA, one of the leading financial institutions worldwide and Ferrovial, one of the world's leading developers of transport infrastructure and urban services, are looking for innovative SMEs in the areas of payment solutions, fintech, construction tech and mobility.
In March 2017, three new entrepreneurs with a great background in the world of engineering and energy launched Rated Power, a start-up that wants to make solar energy the first world source thanks to its solution pvDesign. The leader of this initiative is Andrea Barber, the winner of EDP Open Innovation and participant in the 2017 edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The Spanish CEO of Rated Power is playing an important role in a technical sector, historically covered by men.
The EIC created a new Story 10 March 2020
The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to project proposals submitted to Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme, to help these possible projects find alternative funding.
Lights, camera, action! The largest and most important cinema trade show in Europe is back, from 22 to 25 June, in Barcelona. CineEurope 2020 is expecting 3.500 industry representatives from distribution and exhibition to technology and concessions. Apply here if you want to break into Europe’s major exhibitors’ convention and present your products in the EU-supported stand at CineEurope 2020.
The EIC created a new Story 9 March 2020
The conference is one of the biggest tech-entrepreneurial events in Europe.
The EIC-funded company Quaternium broke its own World Record of flight endurance with the drone inspired by hybrid cars from the automotive industry.
The European Innovation Council (EIC), in collaboration with BBVA and Ferrovial, organised an online Corporate Day on 26 and 27 May 2020, bringing together 19 EIC-backed SMEs with over 50 corporates representatives. The online Corporate Day was the second event of its kind to be organised this month and gave SMEs and corporate representatives the opportunity to find synergies and explore business opportunities and further collaborations.
NOVIRUSES2BRAIN is an ongoing research project, funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program. Its ambition is to develop a unique drug able to eradicate multiple viral species simultaneously.
Imagine travelling from Paris to Berlin (878km) in less than an hour. Cheaper, faster and greener travel, this is what Spanish start-up Zeleros is offering with their hyperloop. This new form of ground transport promises speeding up to 1,000km/h through a network of low-pressure tubes. It can make hundred-mile journeys more sustainable with 0 direct emissions, thanks to its fully electric powertrain. This month, the startup received €7m in funding to lead the development of its unique version of the “fifth mode of transport”.
The idea behind the SMILE project follows the outcomes of an ongoing FET-Open (EIC Pathfinder) project called ChipScope, which focuses on developing the first chip-sized optical microscope with super-resolution capabilities, and semiconductor nanoLED arrays with individual pixel operation. Such highly integrated nanoLED arrays from ChipScope will lead to extreme miniaturization and simplicity for super-resolution microscopy.
The BrainCom project develops novel medical devices for restoration of speech and communication in aphasic patients suffering from upper spinal cord, brainstem or brain damage. At the same time the researchers also tackle the ethical aspects of the innovative technology.
In our daily routines, whether we send an email, we post something on Facebook, or we download an episode from a TV show, we generate data that is stored in different data centres. These data centres and cloud providers consume 6% of the global electricity and generate 4% of the global CO2 emissions, posing a serious threat to the environment. The digital industry is trying to minimise its impact on the environment with different attempts, and the Spanish startup Submer is doing its part. The EIC-funded project is changing data centres to make them as sustainable as possible.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and CaixaBank Payments & Consumer invite you to apply for our joint EIC Corporate Day, a specially designed service to accelerate your business collaborating with one of the largest financial service providers in Spain.
The EIC created a new Story 15 July 2020
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we will dive into the stories of EIC innovators and get a glimpse of the persons behind the start-ups. In today's episode, we get together with Francisco Guillén, co-founder and CEO of BlockTac, a Barcelona-based start-up. BlockTac relies on blockchain technology to provide authenticity and open verification for all digital certificates and seals used by, for example, universities, professional associations, and food and consumer products.
The EIC created a new Story 7 October 2020
Spanish cities Alcoy and Logroño join the Greenathon initiative and bring two new sustainability challenges for EIC innovators to take the right green action.
In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated Hub Visits, to respectively Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin. Applications for Barcelona are open now!
After having digitally attended Stockholm’s innovation scene, the European Innovation Council continued its digitally journey all the way down south, to witness Barcelona’s innovation landscape first-hand. On 3 and 4 November, EIC-innovators had the chance to meet with Barcelona’s largest corporates
2 and 3 December 2020 marked the 10th EIC Corporate Day of the year. Together with Caixabank Payments and Consumer we dived into the world of fintech, inviting 24 EIC-innovators from 12 different countries to pitch their innovations.
To celebrate the 3rd International Day of Education, the EIC Community gathered 5 EIC EdTech innovations shaping the school’s future. From robotics and artificial intelligence to virtual reality, many technological advances are strengthening education thanks to innovation.
Are you interested? Discover how the programme works and apply before 14th February.
On the World Day of Social Justice, discover how 3 EIC-funded innovations are making a social impact.
The EIC created a new Story 2 March 2021
TOUCHLESS, a new project supported under the EU’s Horizon 2020 EIC Pathfinder funding programme, proposes innovation in haptic technologies used in virtual social interactions. It could help people who cannot fulfil their need for touch, e.g. because of social distancing rules.
Electro-Intrusion develops a low-cost and environment friendly technology for conversion of abundant waste energy into useful electricity.
The United Nation’s International Day of Forests, celebrated each year on March 21, raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Some EIC-funded startups have innovative solutions to improve forests management and reduce CO2 emissions. Discover how in the EIC Community.
The collaboration agreement between 5 EIC Pathfinder/FET Proactive projects has been signed. Its main aim is to deliver a blueprint for a full-fledged system for environmental intelligence.
A new Pathfinder project called WatchPlant develops novel biotechnology systems for in-situ monitoring.
Earth Day is the perfect date to shed some light on a few EIC-funded startups (of many) that are contributing to a more sustainable planet. Discover them in the EIC Community.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Indra invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 6 & 7 July 2021.
Interested bidders are invited to submit their offers for a pre-commercial procurement tender in the cybersecurity field. This opportunity is being promoted by two Spanish organisations – the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León and INCIBE.
Every year, on 5 June, the World Environment Day is celebrated across the world to raise awareness on pressing environmental issues. To mark this date, we sat down with 3 EIC-funded entrepreneurs using innovation to restore the planet.
In the light of this World Ocean Day, we have outlined 3 EIC-funded innovations creating better ways to monitor, understand, protect and preserve our oceans and seas.
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 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.
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.