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Wolves Summit will return from 24 to 26 March 2021 with two days dedicated to startups, investors, and executives from the tech ecosystem. Be one of the first 40 members to comment below and you get your ticket!
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites you to apply for a brand new concept: the EIC Innovation Training Workshop. On 13 and 14 May 2020, you can discover business opportunities, commercialise your projects’ outcomes and obtain tools to bring your innovation to the market. Applications are open until 30 April 2020.
The EIC created a new Story 20 January 2020
For the first time the EIC is collaborating with the German Association of Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) to introduce your services to the Pharma Supply Chain Managers in company pitches, business speed dating and prescheduled B2B matchmakings. This workshop will take place in Dresden, Germany on the 4th of March and the overall conference takes place from 3rd to the 5th of March 2020. Applications are due on 31 January 2020.
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Small, innovative, companies create the majority of new jobs in the European economy. Technological advances are making it easier and cheaper to start enterprises with limited own resources - but SMEs often struggle to scale up and create new jobs, including recruiting talent. EASME will provide funds to employ a post-doctoral researcher for one year to work on an innovative project in an SME to address these challenges and develop the ecosystem of innovation support to SMEs in Europe.
The company, part of the EU-funded SOLNATIDE consortium , is accelerating the development of peptide-based treatments targeting these late-stage COVID-19 patients and conducting a clinical study at the Medical University of Vienna.
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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 9 October 2018
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On 11 December, Veolia is hosting a networking and pitching event in Paris, in cooperation with the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. Small and medium-sized enterprises funded under the EIC pilot programmes are welcome to apply until 31 October.
The EIC created a new Story 19 August 2019
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European Research and Innovation Days is the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. This event will feature three main elements: a high-level Policy Conference, the Innovative Europe Hub and the ‘Science is Wonderful’ exhibition of EU-funded projects.
The EIC created a new Story 19 September 2019
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) invites you to apply for a new EIC Corporate Day to pitch, network and discover business opportunities within the beauty research and development of L’Oréal. Application is open until 3 October 2019.
Tetra Pak and the EU – Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation invite you to visit the Tetra Pak premises in Lund, on 12th March 2020. If you want to explore the eco-friendly packaging world, don’t miss this opportunity! The applications are open until 31st of January.
Are you looking to scale up your company in the near future? Do you believe people are your most important asset, but find it difficult to overcome the challenges of a growing team? If you answered yes to these questions, the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services invite you to apply for this online Community Training, on 9 June 2020 (14h30 CEST), in which participants will receive insights that will help them manage Human Resources (HR) when scaling up.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites you to apply to an EIC Corporate Day on digitalization, taking place virtually on 26-30 April 2021. The event will bring together 11 different German innovation actors across many different sectors.
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is organising, on 4 March 2021, a webinar on practical business focusing on ‘How to utilise the EPA’- the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
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.
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.
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot's funded company Castor EDC received the Deloitte Fast50 award for being the number 1 fastest growing technology company in the healthcare sector and number 4 overall in the Netherlands.
With oceans becoming clogged by plastics, companies are introducing eco-friendly consumer products to take advantage of the public growing concerns over plastic waste. Most of the plastics are actually packaging. This problem has been addressed by some biodegradable solutions such as bioplastic, paper or even bamboo containers. However, they still need at least half a year to degrade. Warsaw-based manufacturer Biotrem is making more than 10 million pieces of biodegradable disposable (single-use) tableware and cutlery that compost — without need for industrial composting facilities — within 30 days.
The European Innovation Council pilot's funded company InnovaFeed, specialized in the production of insect proteins, announced to have completed a round of 40 million euros, the majority in the form of capital, led by a group of investors by Creadev, the Mulliez family's fund, and Temasek, the Singaporean investment giant. These follow the historical shareholders of the company, including Accuracy partners and Olivier Duha, co-founder of Webhelp, in a total of over 55 M€ secured in 2018
Unlike fresh humus such as compost, stable humus makes a long-term contribution to soil fertility. It takes many years to form naturally - but now, for the first time, a manufactured granulate is available. European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Novihum Technologies is offering this product as an instant, lasting fix for tired soils is carrying out EU-funded research and development for its commercialisation.
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Infarm, a Germany-based European Innovation Council pilot's funded company that distributes “modular farms” to grocery stores and other urban locations, has raised $100 million in a series B round of equity and debt funding led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors including Balderton Capital, Cherry Ventures, Astanor Ventures, and TriplePoint Capital.
The EIC-funded company won the European Scale-Up Award 2019, endowed with 100,000€.
Seventy-five promising start-ups and SMEs have been selected in the largest funding round so far under the pilot phase of the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator.
4 EIC-funded companies were selected to participate in the fourth joint EBAN/EIC CyberSecurity. On January 30th they will present their business and their next investment round in a 6-minute pitch.
For the first time the European Innovation Council organised an Innovation Procurers Day, together with the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) and its members. During this day 9 EIC-backed innovators had the exclusive chance to pitch to innovative procurers from the Pharma industry. The event took place in Dresden, Germany on 4 March 2020 as part of the 5th Pharma Supply Chain Congress (3-5 March 2020).
Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij, the managing director of hDMT (Institute for Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies) tells us more about how Organ-on-Chip technology can mimic human physiology and the project ORCHID (ORgan-on-Chip In Development)funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program.
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 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.
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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.
On 2017, Heliox has received an order for a further 23 x 450kW Opportunity Charge System and 86 x FAST DC 30kW CCS bus chargers from Connexxion (Transdev), to power the largest single fleet of opportunity charged electric buses in the world.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 2 October 2018
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Two SME Instrument-funded companies make it to the list of 50 hottest fintech companies in Europe. Both companies use blockchain technology to fight financial exclusion.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 8 October 2018
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And it’s a wrap! On 10 and 11 September over 850 top SMEs, investors, corporate representatives, researchers and influencers met to network and exchange knowledge in Berlin.
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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.
The EIC created a new Story 17 October 2018
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One of the objectives of the Business Acceleration Services available to companies funded by the EIC pilot is to help bridge the gap between SMEs and big corporates. To this end, the EIC pilot and Solvay promoted a networking and pitching event bringing together 19 innovators working in the fields of advanced composites, material engineering and IT solutions.
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The European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Varjo Technologies, the Finnish startup that made a splash earlier this year with news it had developed a virtual reality headset capable of “human-eye resolution,” has raised $31 million in Series B funding.
The EIC created a new Story 24 October 2018
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot stimulates strong collaboration between the innovative companies it funds and large corporates, investors, technology giants and industrial leaders to spur new partnerships and help small companies scale-up their business. Interested? See here what we're planning.
Micromotors are small high-performance electric motors that fit in the palm of a hand.
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot funded company Nova Innovation is flying the flag for Europe’s renewable energy industry after winning the Enterprise Europe Network Award 2018 for its ground-breaking projects in tidal energy and micro-grids.
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In May 2018, the EIC pilot’s funded company Sensius won the first EBAN-EASME Scaleup of the Month. As winner of the ePitch, Sensius was invited to pitch at the EBAN Winter Summit. Two weeks ago in Luxembourg at EBAN’s Winter Summit, Sensius stole the show by winning the Pitching Contest.
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A total of 246 SMEs from 24 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the SME Instrument. Between them, the companies will receive a total amount of €12.2 million from the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, to get their innovations faster on the market.
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The EIC pilot funded company TG0 was the winner of the EIC Innovators' Summit "New materials" Pitching Session and the public vote of the event for Best Pitch.
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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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The European Innovation Council pilot and TechTour are promoting two exclusive online pitching sessions on Healthtech and Digital Technologies on 15 November. The best companies in each pitching session will pitch at the European Venture Contest Final in Düsseldorf where they will meet with 120+ investors.
The EIC created a new Story 20 November 2018
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EIC pilot funded company Billon is one of the three winners of the Global FinTech Accelerator by Monetary Authority of Singapore, part of Singapore FinTech Festival. The company was awarded for its zero-cost transaction DLT platform, opening the $3T micropayments market to financial institutions. The 12-week acceleration program and the jury's verdict confirm Billon's solutions to be a great fit for ASEAN market.
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On 5 and 6 February 2019, a selected number of highly innovative companies funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot will have the opportunity to present their business cases and ideas and to connect and network with Evonik managers in Essen, Germany.
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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 3 December 2018
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Kitepower, whose focus is to develop the future generation of wind energy systems, welcomed Hendrik Hutting, widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of the modern wind energy industry, as part of their advisory board last month as enthusiastic investor and pioneering wind energy entrepreneur.
The EIC created a new Story 5 December 2018
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Sulapac, the Finnish company listed among the top-100 hottest start-ups in Europe by Wired Magazine, welcomes the French luxury house Chanel as investor, the first coming from the cosmetic industry.

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