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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.
On 18-19 May 2021 the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services will organize an EIC Investor Day dedicated to health. We’re looking for EIC innovators working on innovations in the field of biotech, pharmaceuticals, medtech and ehealth, to pitch their innovation.
The €26M round co-led by Jolt Capital, NGP Capital and Vækstfonden, with EIC Fund as a new significant investor, will allow NILT to accelerate its mass production capabilities and expand its product development efforts.
The “Research Meets Industry” event, organised by FET BRIEFING, is back with a new session on April 21st, 2021, this time focusing on innovative projects that are developing material and technologies for the Energy and Environment areas.
The 1st Community Workshop organised by LEADERSHISP4SMEs is taking place on the afternoon of 24 March 2021. The event will cover IPR-driven growth topics for innovative start-ups and SMEs.
Electro-Intrusion develops a low-cost and environment friendly technology for conversion of abundant waste energy into useful electricity.
XENOTHERA, a French biotech company funded by the EIC, has publicly confirmed that its anti-Covid-19 treatment, named XAV-19, effectively treats several COVID-19 variants. The XAV-19 treatment is being tested in a clinical trial implemented in around 20 French hospitals.
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 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.
They say ‘Third time’s the charm’, but for the European Innovation Council (EIC) and Saint-Gobain the match was there from day one. Saint-Gobain teamed up with the EIC on 10 March 2021 to bring yet another Corporate Day to realisation.
To understand how the EIC-funded innovators are working to value water, we share, in this article, three pioneering projects that provide solutions to address the global water crisis.
The EIT FAN is looking for the 60 most promising startups with pilot-ready solutions to join the 2021 EIT Food Accelerator Network. Don’t miss the opportunity and partner with world-leading corporates & research institutions from the agrifood space.
The EIC created a new Story 25 March 2021
José de Mello Group partnered up with the European Innovation Council for the EIC Procurers Day on 18 & 19 March 2021. EIC Procurers days are tailor-made and highly effective acceleration services to facilitate collaboration between large procurer departments and EIC-funded innovators.
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.
Fit Analytics, an innovative EIC-funded SME, was purchased by Snap Inc. - the owner of several worldwide technology companies, such as the famous Snapchat app.
The EIC created a new Story 30 March 2021
With the EIC Pathfinder Bootcamp the European Innovation Council offered 16 Pathfinder and Transition beneficiaries the tools and guidance they need to turn their research into a viable product and bring it to the market.
Twelve cities from Nordic countries are inviting innovative startups with green solutions in the transport sector to engage in a market dialogue. If you have a climate smart solution, don’t miss the call and accelerate the transition towards zero emission logistics with Nordic public buyers.
Cypheme, a leading anti-counterfeit solutions provider, has joined forces with Medihands to ensure that millions of lives are saved by eliminating counterfeit and substandard PPEs from the market.
On the 2021 World Autism Awareness Day, the EIC Community gathered 4 EIC-funded companies changing and improving autistic people's lives. 
Silvia Scaglione is coordinating the B2B project, which is supported by the FET Open programme under the Horizon 2020 Framework.
The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) hosts the 9th edition of the Cyber Investor Days, taking place on 15-16 June 2021 in Porto, Portugal, as a virtual event. This is an excellent opportunity for startups and SMEs working in the cybersecurity field.
A new Pathfinder project called WatchPlant develops novel biotechnology systems for in-situ monitoring.
Through this EIC Community training, taking place on 7 May 2021 (9.30-12.00 CET), you will be provided with key insights about IPR Management best practices, the most efficient tools and common challenges held by the two experts on the field.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (AB InBev) invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day taking place on 24 & 25 June 2021.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Deutsche Bahn Group invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 29 June 2021. This specially designed service to accelerate your business collaborating with the Europe’s biggest railway infrastructure and mobility provider.
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has launched a call for applications targeting stakeholders that would like to be part of an ad-hoc expert group on Enterprise Security.
March 2020 marked the very first EIC Innovation Procurers Day. Since then several interesting deals and partnership were formed. Let’s take a look at what the EIC innovators managed to achieve.
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 semiconductors and quantum computing and will take place on 8 June 2021 at 1:00PM (CEST).  
A new EIC Pathfinder project, SMARTLAGOON, intends to develop a digital twin to build a systemic understanding of the socio-environmental inter-relationships affecting costal lagoons and their ecosystem.
On 21 April 2021 the European Innovation Council launched a brand-new initiative, the EIC Greenhouse Gas (EIC GHG) Programme. The launching event was attended by +200 people and included key-note speeches from Jean-David Malo, director of EISMEA, and Yousef Yousef, EIC Advisory Board member.
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.
This virtual session, taking place on 9 June 2021 at 9:30-10:30, will be part of the IÖB Innovation Day and gives EIC beneficiaries the opportunity to pitch their company to public procurers from WIENER LINIEN and from other public transport companies, who will be attending the event.
The EIC created a new Story 23 April 2021
The Knowledge Valorisation Week will showcase excellent examples of strategies and tools to boost the uptake of research results that benefit all.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Indra invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 6 & 7 July 2021.
The Advanced Technologies for Industry (ATI) project is organising a policy seminar on 6 May 2021 to share insights on “Scaling up in Advanced Technologies”.
A new award initiative has been launched by the European Innovation Council (EIC): the first edition of the European Innovation Procurement Awards. With this prize, the EIC will recognise public and private buyers in their efforts to promote innovation procurement across Europe.
In the context of the awareness week, the EIC Community discovered 3 EIC-funded companies exploring new generation immunotherapies. Osivax, Avectas and RhoVac are working on therapies that go beyond the conventional treatments, from personalised vaccines to cell engineering technologies.
The EIC created a new Story 3 May 2021
European cities can now apply to the European Capital of Innovation Awards 2021, supported by the European Innovation Council (EIC). The initiative has more than €1.5 million to award different cities that show how innovation can successfully be included in our everyday lives.
LUMICKS, an EIC-funded company from the Netherlands, has completed a round of investment led by Farallon Capital Management and Lauxera Capital Partners, including other high-level investors.
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.
On 26 to 30 April 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) in collaboration with the German Giants brought together 69 EIC-beneficiaries through a digital event. This event gave them the opportunity to bridge the gap with the 10 different innovation actors from Germany and explore new synergies.
The EIC created a new Story 12 May 2021
For the second time, the European Innovation Council is collaborating with the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) to bring another EIC ePitching to Procurers to reality.
Shell, Get in the Ring, Rockstart and YES!Delft are organising a competition for start-ups and scale-ups working to create innovative solutions in the renewables and energy areas.
Vision-Box has developed a solution that allows touchless and contactless passenger processing at the borders to provide safety and security. In April, the airport of the major Caribbean vacation destination announced a new partnership with the Portuguese startup.
ViroGates, a Danish EIC-funded company, is trialling an innovative solution to identify if there is a risk of severe respiratory failure. The trial results have recently shown a very positive outcome, with a 64% improvement in overall patient outcome from COVID-19 patients.
The Polish National Center for Research and Development is inviting interested bidders to submit offers for two pre-commercial procurements, about renewable energy-based heating plant of the future and solutions for more effective electricity storage.
DNA Script has closed a partnership with Moderna to develop a prototype for rapid mobile manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutics, which can be delivered as pandemic prevention treatments.
On 17 June, 10.00 – 11.15 (CEST), the Overseas Trade Fairs 2.0 Programme and its first two calls (CES Las Vegas 2022 and Arab Health 2022) will be officially launched by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation.
The European Innovation Council together with the Network Of practitioners For Emergency medicAl systems and cRitical care (No-Fear) are organising an EIC ePitching with Procurers-session on Thursday 22 July 2021 at 12pm CEST.
The EIC created a new Story 28 May 2021
The EIC Investor Day on Health, which took place on 18-19 May 2021, focused on innovations in the field of biotech, pharmaceuticals, medtech and ehealth.
To support the role of women in innovation and tech the European Innovation Council (EIC) created the Women Leadership Programme (WLP). Now is the time for EIC beneficiaries to join the programme. Unlock your potential and expand your leadership skills with the EIC now!
We are going to solidify the phrase “climate action is a business case” and aim to lower the carbon footprint of Europe’s most innovative startups and scaleups. On 2 July 2021, from 09.30-12.00(CEST), we will host an introductory webinar, covering the most important aspects of the EIC GHG programme.
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.
PHYSEE, a technological company that develops coatings, solar and sensor technology, announced that they raised 8 million EUR in growth capital to fund the introduction of SENSE in Europe.
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.
The applications to the 2021 edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators are open. The prize celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind game-changing innovations. The EU seeks to raise awareness on the need for more women innovators and create role models for women and girls everywhere.
In this new series of articles, we will discover what these corporates are looking for and what is their approach to innovation. The first guest of this EIC Corporate Corner is Trelleborg Wheel Systems.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services celebrates the official kick-off of the Overseas Trade Fairs 2.0 Programme and invites you to submit your application for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022. The trade fair will take place on 5-8 January 2022 in Las Vegas, USA.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services celebrates the official kick-off of the Overseas Trade Fairs 2.0 Programme (OTF) and invites you to submit your application for Arab Health 2022.
The German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) partnered up with the European Innovation Council for a second time on 8 June 2021. During this event, the EIC-backed innovators had the exclusive chance to introduce their services to a wide jury of buyers.
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we dive into the stories of EIC innovators and get a glimpse of the persons behind the startups and research projects. Our guest for today is Dr. Kuan Tan, CTO and co-founder of IQM.
In the first semester of this year, 4 Deeptech EIC-funded companies received investments to improve their technologies and grow. We sat down with their CEOs and discovered their funding stories!
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.
On 17 June 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) celebrated the official launch of the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) 2.0 Programme.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Our guest for today is Natalia Tomiyama, the co-founder of NÜWIEL. NÜWIEL provides innovative solutions to move goods in a sustainable and cost-efficient way. Find out more about Natalia’s story in July’s EIC Coffee Break article.
To help industries clean up their workplaces, the tech company Is CLEAN AIR Italia took their water-based air-purifying IoT system to new markets, and the innovation is now reducing air contaminants by more than 90% in multiple environments. Discover their Green Innovation in the EIC Community.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
In this new series, we will discover what makes these corporates tick, what is their approach to innovation and what are they looking for. Tobias Ruch, scouting & communication manager at DB mindbox – the startup hub of Deutsche Bahn Group - is representing DB mindbox in the following interview.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 created a new Story 10 August 2021
ATLANT 3D Nanosystems received a request from NASA to develop their first atomic layer 3D printing compact machine for micro and zero gravity. ATLANT 3D presented this new concept and, thanks to their “ATLANT 3D Nanofabricator 0G”, secured the US Space Agency as one of their clients.
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.

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