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The European Commission received 1765 proposals for the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument Phase 2 before the latest cut-off date on 3 April 2019. SMEs from 35 countries submitted proposals.
The EIC created a new Story 10 April 2019
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Companies that have women in leading positions consistently perform better than companies that don't. However, innovative, techy and digital companies still excruciatingly lack women entrepreneurs. On 4 April, 33 innovative companies led by women and funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot met for an EIC Investor Day in Brussels to promote the access of women entrepreneurs to finance.
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A total of 277 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 25 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument, in the so-called Phase 1 of the programme. The companies will receive a total amount of €13.7 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
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The European Innovation Council pilot's funded technology company CELLINK presented the results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018/2019, showing continued growth profit. The company shows increased net sales, profit, acquisitions and new products on the way to fuel an active and healthy global community of users and resellers.
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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The Director General of DG Environment will lead a company mission to boost Circular Economy in Singapore and Malaysia on 5 - 12 June 2019. During the mission, there will be several business meetings including B2B between companies that will provide to businesses and investors the opportunity to identify cooperation, technology exchanges and business opportunities. Apply now.
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Interested in what’s happening with the capital markets in the coming 18-36 months? Apply to the next edition of TechShare Euronext’s educational programme targeted towards CEOs of small businesses keen to learn more about capital markets.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Signinum Inovação, through XpectralTEK, has developed a multispectral imaging technology that allows to control pests and anticipate diseases in the vineyards. The technology is now being tested with Vinho Verde producers from the Minho region of Portugal.
This is a great opportunity for Paris based EIC-SMEi beneficiaries to attend VIVATECH Paris - The world’s rendez-vous for startups & leaders https://vivatechnology.com
The EIC created a new Story 21 May 2019
An innovative initiative to find technological solutions involving predictive, preventive and corrective analysis of natural phenomena that threaten services provided to our customers.
European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Adverty AB has integrated its award winning advertising platform into eSport game.
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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 Transport Research Arena 2020 conference (TRA 2020) is hosted and organised by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Business Finland, VTT and co-organised by the European Commission, will take place in Helsinki, from 27 to 30 April 2020.
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KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training (SAT) and simulated phishing platform, announced the acquisition of CLTRe - a Norwegian company focused on helping organizations assess, build, maintain and measure a strong security posture. CLTRe will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of KnowBe4, and service customers globally. CLTRe’s Toolkit and Security Culture Framework will be available to all KnowBe4 customers later this year.
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The European Commission is looking for experts to review applications for the EIC Horizon Prize for Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid. The challenge of this Prize is to develop innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid based on frugal application of advanced technologies. The Prize, with a total value of €5 million, will be allocated in five awards of €1 million each for the best, proven, cost-effective tech-based solution for humanitarian aid in five distinct thematic areas: shelter and related assistance; water, sanitation and hygiene; energy; health and medical care; other forms of humanitarian aid ("open category").
The EIC created a new Story 4 July 2019
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DNA Script raised $38.5 Million in Series B Financing led by LSP, one of Europe's largest and most experienced healthcare investment firms. The proceeds will enable DNA Script to accelerate the development of the company's first products based on its industry-leading enzymatic technology for de novo synthesis of nucleic acids.
The EIC created a new Story 8 July 2019
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The European Innovation Council Pilot has been funding multiple projects dealing with New Space technologies over the years. Aerospace, Internet of Things, telecommunications, Earth observation, agriculture: these are only few of the domains that the funded companies are revolutionising thanks to their disruptive work.
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AlphaSense, an European Innovation Council pilot's funded artificial intelligence (AI) platform, has secured $50 million in a Series B funding round led by Innovation Endeavors. AlphaSense already claims over 1000 corporate clients that use its market intelligence service.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company CustoMem that develops advanced materials for selectively removing target chemical compounds from water, has announced an oversubscribed seed round of $3.55m from leading sustainability investors.
The EIC created a new Story 12 August 2019
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The EIC Accelerator offers optional equity investment in addition to a grant to small companies that want to put their breakthrough innovations on the market. Innovative companies can apply for a grant or up to 17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively.
The EIC created a new Story 13 August 2019
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded Finnish company ICEYE has been featured in BBC for an impressive demonstration of its novel technology's capabilities. The company is the first in the world to achieve better than 1 meter resolution imagery from under-100kg (220 pounds) SAR satellites. This level of performance is expected from traditional spacecraft that weigh a tonne or more and cost in excess of one hundred million euros, but Iceye's breakthrough satellites are the size of a suitcase and cost only a couple of million to build.
The EIC created a new Story 21 August 2019
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CELLINK has entered in an agreement with the owners of cytena GmbH to acquire all cytena shares for a purchase price of 30.25 M€. The Freiburg, Germany – based venture specialises in single-cell printing technology. The deal will expand Cellink’s capabilities in both pharma and cosmetics.
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Medical technology company EBAMed announced the successful completion of a CHF 1.2 million seed financing round. EBAMed develops medical devices to enhance protontherapy, a precise non-invasive treatment option for heart arrhythmia patients. The seed financing will be used to test EBAMed‘s first integrated ultrasound-based device to monitor heart motion and command the therapy machine. These pre-clinical tests are planned for 2020 in at least one protontherapy center in Europe or the United States.
The EIC created a new Story 4 September 2019
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded podcast company Acast secures a 25 million € quasi-equity financing agreement with the European Investment Bank. As well as independent podcasts, Acast also looks after the audio content of larger publishers, such as the Financial Times, the Guardian, Vogue, Aftonbladet and Billboard.
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An e-pitching session, organised by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot's Accelerator, which allows SME’s to virtually pitch their business ideas to key investors, will be taking place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm CTE 18 September this year.
The EIC created a new Story 13 September 2019
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We are proud to announce the second exclusive e-Pitching session organized by the EIC Pilot! We are organizing a targeted e-pitching session with the following investors: EDP Ventures, Finindus, Danfoss, Demeter and Iberdola for the following industrial sector: renewable energy.
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108 innovative projects will get support from the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. The total amount to be distributed to the projects under the EIC Accelerator and the Fast Track to Innovation strands of the EIC pilot is €210.216 million. Each project will receive between €0.5 and €3 million. With this funding and extra business acceleration support, innovative companies will be able to finance their close-to-market innovation activities and get on the market faster.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company CEAD was the winner in the area of Innovative Processes with its development of an additive manufacturing process, which permits the use of continuous fibres in large components required for industrial applications.
The EIC created a new Story 23 September 2019
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On 18 September, six companies in the chemicals industry supported by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot, pitched their innovative ideas via webcam to four investors during the first e-pitching session of the year. 
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Why Corporate Venturing is key to speed innovation? How do large corporations benefit from collaborating with SMEs/Startups? And what is the role of the European Innovation Council (EIC) in fostering this collaboration? All these and other questions will be on the table for discussion by four high level experts at the European R&I Days next 25th September 2019 in Brussels.
The EIC created a new Story 24 September 2019
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The EIC Accelerator pilot – previously known as the SME Instrument – carefully selects the best innovators in Europe and bridges the critical investment gap in early-stage innovation, making the companies an ideal investment opportunity for follow-up investment from private entities. The 2019 edition of the Innovation Kitchen report presents the portfolio of successful companies emerging from Europe’s most wanted innovation funding programme for small businesses.
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The number of tech IPOs is growing in Europe, yet only 2% of tech startups adopt it as their financing strategy. Is it for established companies only and a heavy bureaucratic exercise? To get some answers join the session about IPOs during European Research and Innovation Days and discover expert insight and live testimonials from listed EIC funded companies.
The EIC created a new Story 26 September 2019
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Finnish innovator HappyOrNot is the company behind the smiley faces on the customer feedback satisfaction terminals that in a very short time have become part of our customer landscape. And be prepared to see more of them! This company that has received funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot has recently secured 25 million dollars in a series A funding round, led by Verdane.
The EIC created a new Story 27 September 2019
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Artificial intelligence translation platform Unbabel has hit a record fundraising round with 60 million dollars. The company will be able to extend its services to more languages and offer automated translations to clients across the globe.
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot Business Acceleration Services (BAS) and OTP Bank invite you to apply for a joint EIC Corporate Day, a specially designed service to increase the possibilities to accelerate your business collaborating with OTP Bank, one of the biggest banks in Europe.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Angular Velocity Oy is participating in the Athletics World Championships in Doha with the technology SPECTO Athletics. The 2019 World Championships will see a quantum leap forward in graphic production and analysis, using the combined expertise of Seiko, Hawkeye, Angular Velocity and Deltatre.
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The programme run by Euronext is trying to help scaling technology companies prepare for public listings and other forms of mature financing. This year, 132 tech companies from 12 countries across Europe are participating in the TechShare program. Amongst them are 15 EIC funded companies that are working on a large variety of fields.
The EIC created a new Story 9 October 2019
Once again the European Commission will take part in Ecomondo, the annual trade fair for the green and circular economy. The expo will take place in Rimini, Italy, from 5 to 8 November 2019. The event will bring together all sectors of the circular economy, from material and energy recovery to sustainable development. 
The EIC created a new Story 10 October 2019
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The EIC funded company dedicated to duct installation won a competition in 2011 to supply and equip the 56.000m2 extension of Herlev Hospital near Copenhagen. The project, designed with sustainability in mind, connects patients to nature and aims to create a healing architecture.
The EIC created a new Story 11 October 2019
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The 13th edition of the Tech Tour Contest Final is taking place on 9-10 December 2019 in Essen, Germany. The event will present more than 175 European innovative companies in the High-technology sectors to an international audience of investors, key corporates and innovation experts. This year, the companies funded by the EIC Pilot can have a spot at the stage of the European Venture Contest Final. Curious? Discover how to pitch for this opportunity.
Travelling is a time-consuming business and there are many elements to consider before jetting off: barbaric jet lag, cramped seats, cacophonous hotel rooms, delays when it comes to flights, trains, rental cars. In the past, these concerns could only be addressed with vigorous planning but, as technology has advanced, apps have presented effortless solutions. According to the Wall Street Journal, Dayuse is one of the clever new apps.
92 companies funded by the SME Instrument under Phase 2 met on 15/16 October, in Brussels, for the Welcome Days. The purpose was to bring the SMEs selected for funding together, in order to network and share experiences. From sessions focused on how to sell to public buyers, to training workshops related to large corporates, the event has tried to address the core challenges SMEs face in a cohesive way.
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The report digs into the data and challenges behind the most important and dynamic tech companies emerging from Europe’s most wanted innovation funding programme for small and medium sized businesses.
A new e-pitching session organised by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot's Accelerator will be taking place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm CTE, on 31 October. The event will be focused on renewable energy and will allow SME’s to virtually pitch their business ideas to key investors. This session will gather as investors EDP Ventures, Finindus, Danfoss, Demeter and Iberdola.
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The European Innovation Council pilot Business Acceleration Services and Galp invite you to apply for joint EIC Corporate Day, a specially designed service to increase the possibilities to accelerate your business collaborating with Galp, an integrated energy company that operates in the global energy market. Applications are open until 10 November 2019.
The EIC created a new Story 25 October 2019
The EIC Funded Company won the ‘Award Export’ at the 10th edition of the “PME RMC Trophies”.
The EIC created a new Story 28 October 2019
At AgVest’s Best Israeli Agtech Company Competition, the judges awarded the $7,000 prize to the EIC pilot funded company EggXYt.
The event organized by the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) offers a unique platform to enable discussions between procurement professionals and SMEs at the highest level. The 6th CEE Procurement & Supply Forum brought together industry purchasers and suppliers from the automotive, machinery, plant engineering sector and its partners from the CEE markets, including the EIC funded company Schrott24.
The EIC created a new Story 30 October 2019
The online platform – ScaleUp EU – has made it much easier for investors to connect with companies funded by the European Innovation Council pilot.
The blog Valuer has curated a list of the top European AgTech startups utilizing data to ensure the future of food production is in the safety of technologically equipped growers hands. This selection includes the EU-funded companies Connecterra and Pollenity and presents SMEs that are reimagining the future of food production.

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