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The EIC created a new Story 6 August 2020
Coming back from a busy day at work, for a long trip by car, we all choose take-away beverages. If you’re in need of some refreshment, you can find them in large coolers in gas stations, supermarkets and in other stores. Most of these coolers consume high amounts of energy, take up a lot of space and are, often, very basic in their design. Nordic 24/7 comes with a solution. With their space cooler ‘Home of Cool’, they are bringing a sleeker, smarter and more eco-friendly cooler to stores and restaurants near you.
The EIC created a new Story 11 August 2020
In 2015, Cellink shook up the industry with its breakthrough universal bio ink, the very first on the market to be commercialised. The Gothenburg-based company offered a 3D printable bio ink, which is used to print organs and tissues. This allows medical tests to be carried out on human tissue instead of animals or humans. Here’s how it all started.
Imagine you can get on demand prescription eyeglass lenses, which are laser-printed in the shop while you wait – that is exactly what the new Pathfinder project ODYSSEY proposes.
The EIC created a new Story 13 August 2020
Have you recently received a grant from the EIC Accelerator Programme? Would you like to discover more in-depth the European Innovation Council family and the Business Acceleration Services? On 29-30 September, the EIC Accelerator Unit will organise the second Virtual EIC Coordinators’ Day of the year, meeting the recently awarded projects. It will be an excellent opportunity for EIC beneficiaries that signed a grant in the last two calls to get familiar with the project management procedures, and to network with other European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator-funded SMEs. Don't miss our call and register here!
The European Commission launched a new open call for tenders for the European Innovation Council - Overseas Trade Fairs 2.0 programme. This call shall result in a service contract to facilitate the access of EIC beneficiaries to key international trade fairs in geographical markets outside the European Union. If you have the right assets to help start-ups scaling-up on the global market, don’t miss this opportunity! Applications are open until 21 September 2020.
Within the EIC Business Acceleration Services, the European Commission launched a new open call for tenders for the EIC GHG Programme. This call shall result in a service contract to support beneficiaries in creating and adapting products and services to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Can you help to build this bridge towards a carbon neutral Europe? Apply here until 21 September 2020!
The EIC created a new Story 18 August 2020
The pandemic brought global uncertainty, transforming how businesses run and how leaders lead. The silver lining is that uncertainty can create opportunities – especially for companies that survive and innovate from the unexpected. But how can businesses reinvent themselves in times of crisis? During the past five weeks, the European Innovation Council offered an online EIC Summer School focusing on several challenges with dedicated training sessions. In partnership with The DO School, the EIC Community events provided tools and key lessons on leveraging capabilities, moving quickly, and maximising teams through crisis and change. Here’s the wrap-up of this Summer learning experience.
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 resolution of Virtual Reality devices on the market is just 1/100 of what the average human eye can see. This means that all visual details are lost due to heavy pixelization, which makes these products rather useless in professional applications. Varjo is the first and only company in the world to deliver human-eye resolution virtual and mixed reality devices, meeting the most demanding enterprise applications across training and simulation, design and engineering and research. With the latest funding round, the Finnish startup has raised $100 million in total.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive ) to participate in our second Innovation Training Workshop. You will get the opportunity to learn in depth about eventual/potential commercialisation of your projects outcomes and maximise your value proposition. The two-day workshop will be based on interactive sessions and will offer concrete business tools to you and your research project, which can be immediately implemented. 
Nanomaterials and nanodevices constitute key technology improving e.g. precision medicine and therapeutic approaches. The BOW project will advance this field by camouflaging them with natural biomembranes from extracellular vesicles.
From longer droughts to increased flooding and more robust crop diseases, climate change is creating new challenges for the European agriculture sector. With more accurate and reliable water data, crop yields on agricultural land can be improved and this information can help to fight the global food and water crisis. Through the support of the EIC-funded WATER4AGRI project, the Dutch company VanderSat developed a technology that can accurately measure the location and amount of water in the soil, anywhere in the world.
The EIC created a new Story 3 September 2020
The wait is over – you can now register for the Research & Innovation Days 2020. Open to all and free of charge, the event aims at gathering Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators, policy makers and entrepreneurs and bringing them together with the public to debate and shape the future of Research and Innovation in Europe and beyond. Join the virtual sessions on 22-24 September and be part of the online discussions!
The PLATFORMA project will produce novel high-content phenotypic platforms for screening cosmetics, pollutants and new therapeutics. The project builds on the results of the Pathfinder (FET-Open) project, MESO-BRAIN, which developed functional 3D human-stem-cell-derived neural networks of defined and reproducible architecture, based on that of a brain cortical module that will display in vivo connectivity and activity.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites all EIC Pathfinder-beneficiaries to participate in our brand-new exclusive Corporate Pathfinder-initiative. This is a great opportunity to work together with some of Europe’s largest corporates and speed up the development of your technology.
Hacker, innovator, out-of-the-box-thinker, engineer or tech geek? We want you! Join Europe’s 1st Greenathon from 27 October to 30 October 2020, with the whole EIC crowd. Tackle our society’s challenges to help transform Europe into the first climate neutral continent by 2050! Many attractive prizes are waiting for you! Interested? Keep your eyes on the EIC Community and mark your calendars for 27-30 October 2020.
The European Innovation Council is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors. This edition will focus on Fintech, Insurtech & Blockchain innovations and will take place on 15 October 2020, 1 PM CET. A limited number of EIC-backed SMEs will have the chance to present their innovative solutions via an online tool to a jury of investors – consisting of representatives from NFT Ventures, Anthemis, Downing Ventures, Finch Capital, Balderton Capital and Speedinvest.
The European Innovation Council is aware of the hurdles the EIC-entrepreneurs are facing and created a crisis coaching team to help beneficiaries to adjust their projects and strengthen their companies in future disruptions. Discover in the EIC Community how can you get in touch with us for targeted coaching.
Less than 2 weeks until this year's R&I Days kick off! There will be 3 days of intensive policy co-designing, thought-provoking panels and matchmaking opportunities. Check the programme to learn more about the virtual interactive sessions organised by the European Innovation Council and join us on 22-24 September!
The EIC created a new Story 14 September 2020
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Amadeus invite you to pitch your company and discover business opportunities during the EIC Corporate Day with Amadeus on 30 November 2020. Meet with top decision makers and experts from one of the leading technological providers for the travel industry. This engaging online event is an exclusive chance to accelerate your business.
The European start-up scene is teeming with life: many European cities are establishing themselves as some of the most vibrant start-up hubs the world has to offer. In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated EIC virtual hub visits to Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin, starting with the Swedish capital on 13-14 October. A great opportunity to get to know these hubs inside out, meet innovation players and submerge yourself in their business culture. All that from the comfort of your own digital workspace!
The EIC created a new Story 15 September 2020
NANO-EH, a new EIC Pathfinder project, will enhance emerging classes of energy harvesting nanomaterials, while surpassing the current paradigm by developing non-toxic and rare earth/lead-free materials exhibiting CMOS-compatibility and scalability for low cost and large-scale manufacturing.
On 3 and 4 June 2020 the European Innovation Council celebrated the launch of a brand-new initiative specifically focused on the EU Green Deal. The EIC Planet.tech brought together EIC-backed start-ups/scale-ups with four large corporates with the objective to develop a number of impactful Proof of Concepts (PoC). During the past three months, the start-ups and corporates have been working hard, with several very promising results. During the R&I Days 2020, Planet.tech projects will be showcased and presented to the audience. This upcoming week we will highlight several of these projects in the EIC Community, starting with P&G and 4FOLD foldable Containers (from Holland Container Innovations).
The EIC created a new Story 14 September 2020
On 2 and 3 September 2020 the European Innovation Council and Evonik partnered up for a second time in little over two years, bringing another EIC Corporate Day to some of Europe’s most innovative start-ups and scale-ups. With the first edition, which took place in February 2019, focused on health and personal care, this Corporate Day was all about sustainability and circular economy.
OTP Bank is launching its fourth startup partnership program with the aim of conducting business-focused pilots across the entire banking group covering 12 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Apply by 23 October 2020 & collaborate with leading industry experts!
The wait is over! The R&I Days 2020 start tomorrow, gathering Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators and policymakers virtually. Do you have a hard time to select which workshops and panels you will follow on your 1st day? The EIC Community will make your life easier… Discover in this article the main sessions of the 1st day.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) supports European innovators in transitioning their ideas from the lab to the market. Thanks to its “smart money”, the EIC is bridging the critical investment gap in early-stage innovation and makes market-creating innovation easier in Europe. The Deep Tech Europe Report focuses on the results and impacts of its legacy programmes (SME Instrument and FET) and reveals the ins and outs of the EIC Accelerator and EIC Pathfinder funding schemes. Discover below the key numbers from the EIC portfolio in 2020.
The EIC created a new Story 22 September 2020
On 14 September 2020 a dozen EIC-backed innovators were invited to an ‘EIC ePitching to Procurers’-session, together with bpost, Belgium’s national postal provider. The SMEs had the opportunity to pitch their innovative solutions on eMobility and charging infrastructure to bpost’s procurement division and engage in pre-arranged business meetings in the hopes of fostering new connections and partnerships.
On 3 and 4 June 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) celebrated the launch of a brand-new initiative specifically focused on corporate engagement on the EU Green Deal: The EIC Planet.tech. With the support of the members of the EIC advisory board, Jim Snabe and Yousef Yousef, the EIC Planet.tech has brought together EIC-backed start-ups/scale-ups with four large corporates (AB InBev, DEME Group, Nestle and P&G) with the objective to develop a number of impactful Proof of Concepts (PoC).
On 24 September 2020 six EIC-backed innovators had the chance to show their COVID-19 solutions during a dedicated EIC ePitching session with Investors, taking place during the R&I Days 2020. The session was a follow-up of the first EIC ePitching with Investors on COVID-19, which took place in April this year.
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 30 September 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 Richard Hardimann, co-founder and CEO of Ranmarine, a Rotterdam-based start-up.
Imagine bringing together several European business partners, each with their own green challenges, involving many participants to solve them. This will be the EIC Greenathon, the first online hackathon focused on the European Green Deal. The Danish multinational Danfoss joined the initiative and will literally level up the energy of this competition. In the upcoming days, we will highlight the different challenges and introduce you to the business partners involved in the Greenathon with our new weekly series Green O’ Clock. Do you want to know more? It’s time to energize your curiosity.
The EIC created a new Story 25 September 2020
Green roofs and glass, low-carbon materials, buildings that generate more energy than consume... Saint-Gobain wants to build the houses of the future and is looking for new practices that guide every link in the construction chain. This path to a greener tomorrow cannot be done alone: the French corporate is looking for EIC disruptors able to drive innovation and tackle sustainability challenges, and EIC Greenathon provides the best playground for this. Our clock is counting down the days and hours until our event... Keep an eye on the EIC Community to discover, one by one, the business partners joining our initiative.
On 29-30 September 2020, the EIC Accelerator organised the second Virtual EIC Accelerator Coordinators’ Day of the year, with a record number of 240 participants.
On 23 June 2020, the Swiss multinational healthcare company will hold its 5th Partnering for Innovation Summit in a virtual format with the special collaboration of the European Innovation Council (EIC). In this online event, Roche will continue the conversation around transforming healthcare and ta
Engie joined the Greenathon initiative to take an active role in the energy transition and is fervently looking for EIC projects that push innovative energy solutions towards scale.
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.
By turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities, Europe is striving to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In this light, the European Innovation Council is giving all EIC beneficiaries the opportunity to participate in the very first European ‘Greenathon’: an ideation
Covid-19 continues to force remote work, and many companies are switching to online approaches as an alternative to in-person activities. The virtual platforms have come to the rescue and innovation helps fulfil the needs of the events industry.
The Finnish-Swiss biotechnology company secured €28 million in a new capital funding round.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and PKO Bank Polski invite you to apply for our joint EIC Corporate Day, a specially designed service to increase the possibilities to accelerate your business collaboration with PKO Bank Polski.
Funderbeam, together with NATO and The Royal Academy of Engineering, invite you to apply to pitch at the “Raising funds in the security and defence sector” event.
The EIC created a new Story 16 October 2020
The weekly Green O’Clock got us together with Dietmar Baro, Vice President R&D and Engineering at Danfoss.
What makes Sweden, and Stockholm in particular, such an attractive place for start-ups and entrepreneurs? On 13-14 October, the European Innovation Council brought together Sweden’s largest innovation players and EIC-backed companies to answer this question, during a two-day Innovation Hub Visit.
October’s EIC ePitching with Investors brought together eight highly innovative EIC-backed SMEs with six investor firms to pitch on Fintech, Insurtech and Blockchain applications.
The EIC created a new Story 20 October 2020
We took a closer look at 6 EIC tech startups working on new solutions in the sport industry.
In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated Hub Visits, to respectively Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin. Applications for Barcelona are open now!
On 25th November, a group of Nordic Buyers including the City of Malmö, City of Oslo, City of Helsinki, Region Stockholm, City of Aalborg and City of Copenhagen will jointly host the Nordic Forum for Market Dialogue on Circular, Fair Smartphones.
The EIC created a new Story 27 October 2020
On 20-21 October 2020 the European Innovation Council teamed up with Euronext Dublin to bring a two-day EIC Investor Day, packed with panel discussions, seminars, pitching sessions and one-to-one meetings with a vast array of investors.
The EIC created a new Story 30 October 2020
By turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities, Europe is striving to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In this light, the European Innovation Council gave all EIC-beneficiaries the opportunity to participate in the very first European ‘Greenathon’
The EIC created a new Story 3 November 2020
The EIT Hub Israel is announcing its first programme for European and Israeli start-ups. The Calling2Scale is a bootcamp and start-up competition offering globalisation support, practical tools and an international network to 12 highly motivated and disruptive Israeli and European start-ups.
The European Innovation Council is aware of the hurdles the EIC-entrepreneurs are facing and created a crisis coaching team to help beneficiaries to adjust their projects and strengthen their companies in future disruptions.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and LafargeHolcim invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day, taking place on 27 and 28 January 2021, a specially designed service to accelerate your business collaborating with the world’s global leader in building solutions.
On behalf of the European Commission – Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs – the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) and its partners invite you to join the Open Public Procurement 4 Europe online seminars.
On 17th of November, from 14:00 to 17:00 (CET), the EU Agency for Cybersecurity - ENISA is organising a validation workshop on Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Working on innovative new services or products in the field of sustainability, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy or green mobility? The European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services invites you to apply for our EIC Investor Day on the EU Green Deal. An exciting o
Would you like to develop your own leadership skills by nurturing the impact of women leaders on your team? The European Innovation Council has the right Community Training for you on 4 December 2020. Register here and don’t miss our event!
On 20 and 21 October 2020, the European Innovation Council organised an online EIC Investor Day together with Euronext. Mark Ferguson, Chair of the EIC Advisory Board, gave the key-note speech on behalf of the EIC.
After having visited the innovation scene in Stockholm and Barcelona, Berlin is the EIC’s last destination for this year. A great opportunity to get to know Berlin’s innovation ecosystem, meet with corporates, investors and accelerators and submerge yourself in Berlin’s unique business culture.
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
The EIC created a new Story 4 November 2020
The event featured three panels exploring the sustainable/impact investments landscape, private investments needed in order to reach the ambitious targets of the Green Deal and, last but not least, showcasing some of the EIC green tech success stories.
The new EIC Pathfinder project wants to develop laser-induced hierarchical micro-/nano-structures for controlled cell adhesion at implants.
After the success of the first EIC ePitching to Procurers on COVID-19, the European Innovation Council invites you to a second edition, taking place on 17 November 2020. This session will be dedicated to connecting public and private procurers, from Europe or anywhere in the world, from the health s
The EIC created a new Story 17 November 2020
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we dive into the stories of EIC innovators and get a glimpse of the persons behind the start-ups. Today’s guest is Patricia Scanlon, the founder and CEO of SoapBox Labs.
The EIC created a new Story 20 October 2020
Building on the success of last year’s ‘EIC Women in Tech event’, the EIC is back with a fully virtual edition on 17 & 18 December 2020. Don’t miss this chance to pitch to top-tier investors!
On 10-11 November 2020 the EIC organised an Investor Day dedicated to the EU Green Deal, bringing together more than 100 active participants during the two days, out of which more than 40 investors.
The European Innovation Council is organising a second ePitching to Procurers-session on COVID-19 on 17 November 2020. The goal is to connect public and private procurers from the health sector with EIC-funded companies providing medical supply and innovative technologies (e.g. tele-medicine, remote
BoneFix aims to provide a novel class of bone adhesives that will allow for personalized surgical treatment of bone fractures via minimal invasive surgery under local anaesthesia.
After the success of the first EIC ePitching to Procurers on COVID-19, the Research & Innovation Horizon 2020 Health programme and the European Innovation Council joined forces to organise a second edition of the event.
The EIC created a new Story 20 November 2020
Together with PKO Bank Polski, the EIC organised their first Corporate Day in the Central-European country, inviting 12 EIC-backed companies from 10 countries to pitch their Fintech-innovations to well over 70 corporate representatives.
On 17 November 2020, 16 innovators had the chance to show their COVID-19 solutions during a dedicated ePitching session to 35 public and private procurers.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services, Thales & Thales Alenia Space invite you to apply for our joint EIC Corporate Day. Thales, a leading global service provider to the aerospace, defence, transportation and security sectors and Thales Alenia Space, its space joint venture
The EIC created a new Story 23 November 2020
The EIC Accelerator is supporting the EU Green Deal via a dedicated funding call and the consequent selection of 64 Green SMEs. In addition to the funding, the EIC supports this ambitious agenda through a series of events like the EIC Greenathon and EIC Investors Day on the EU Green Deal.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services brings together four Dutch Corporate giants (Eneco, KPN, Rabobank and Unilever) and invites you to pitch your company and discover business opportunities with them in a dedicated online EIC Corporate Day next 29 and 30 June 2020.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services is glad to invite you to pitch your health innovations and discover business opportunities with four large Dutch corporates.
The investment is in the top five funding rounds of the cleantech sector in the EU this year and will further accelerate Skeleton's growth.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive ) to participate in our third Innovation Training Workshop. Dozens of Pathfinder beneficiaries already had the chance to join this event.
The Italian startup D-Orbit developed a ‘space taxi service’ to combat the threat of trash in orbit and has stood out in the overcrowded space market.
On 24 November 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) and Thales & Thales Alenia Space hosted their first online EIC Corporate Day, bringing together 13 of the most innovative start-ups in Europe.
Dealflow.eu, together with the European Commission, will host an e-pitching event on 10 December 2020, showcasing some of the most promising European startups from the healthcare sector.
Discover how your EIC-funded solution can obtain this green label and what are the advantages of this recognition.
The European Innovation Council and Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors. This edition will focus on manufacturing and will take place on 26 January 2021, 2 PM (CET).
On 30 November 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) and Amadeus, one of the leading technological providers for the travel industry, hosted an online EIC Corporate Day, bringing together 15 start-ups.
More than 30 female CEOs of startups, willing to take the next step of their leadership journey, joined the first EIC Community Training on Women in Leadership, which took place on 4 December 2020.
The EIC created a new Story 8 December 2020
The Gothenburg-based company achieved $1 billion in market valuation in just 4.5 years and became the first EIC-funded unicorn.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 10 December 2020
On the 10th&11th of December 2020, the EUvsVirus community, with the support of the European Innovation Council, is organizing the EUvsVirus Launchathon. The event aims to support market-ready startups to be matched on the next level of partnership.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive ) to participate in our fifth Innovation Training Workshop.
The cities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Paris, Tallinn and Stavanger invite innovators/companies to submit offers for the AI4CITIES pre-commercial procurement.
The EIC created a new Story 15 December 2020
On 23-24 March 2021 the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services will organize the EIC Investor Day: Digitalization of the European Industry.
The EIC Investor Day Women in Tech 2.0 is rapidly approaching. On 17 December 2020, 19 women entrepreneurs from EI-funded companies will pitch their BioTech MedTech and ICT-solutions in front of prominent investors.
The EIC created a new Story 15 December 2020
Let’s look back at the peer-to-peer events, co-creation moments and networking opportunities that shaped the Business Acceleration Services and its community events in 2020.
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we dive into the stories of EIC innovators and get a glimpse of the persons behind the startups. Today's guest is Märt-Erik Martens, the co-founder and CEO of Estonian Gelatex.
On 15 December 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) virtually touched down in Berlin, the final stop of this year’s new series of EIC Innovation Hub Visits.
The EIC created a new Story 21 December 2020
On the 10&11th of December we witnessed the first EUvsVirus Launchathon, organized by a team of volunteers, with the support of the European Innovation Council.
The EIC created a new Story 18 December 2020
Women in Tech-event was organised on 17 and 18 December 2020. In total 19 women-led companies had the opportunity to pitch in front of more than 20 investor firms.
The EIC created a new Story 28 December 2020
The new EIC Pathfinder project M-ONE wants to challenge current technology used for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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