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The EIC created a new Story 5 March 2021
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is launching a full-fledged impactful Women Leadership Programme (WLP). To this end, the EIC is looking for motivated and experienced mentors. Find more in the EIC Community.
Is promoting the female role models and innovative business leaders of today - across the entrepreneurial spectrum - something that sparks your interest? You’ve come to the right place then. On the 7th  October 2021, the EIC Women Leadership Programme will be officially launched.
The EIC created a new Story 23 March 2020
The EIC is organising a special ePitching-session in the light of the current COVID-19 outbreak in an effort to mobilize EIC projects. All EIC-backed SMEs that can contribute to possible solutions to help combat the current pandemic and its consequences and are looking for investment are welcome to apply.
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 EIC created a new Story 30 August 2021
If greening the future is something that you want to be part of, you’ve come to the right place. Save the date: September 29, 2021, from 10:00 to 11:30 (CEST), we’ll host a webinar to explore the most important aspects and benefits of green electricity and how it can impact the planet positively.
The EIC created a new Story 1 September 2021
Having a more sustainable business is something of great importance with each passing day. That’s where Neste, the Finland-based company, jumps in. Their main goal is to create solutions for combatting climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invite you to participate in the Energy4Planet-iniatitive, a successor to last year’s Planet.tech- initiative.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 4 October 2021
Included in a monthly series, this Climate News Recap article serves as a service to our beneficiaries in the hopes of providing valuable insights and practices conducted by external and main players before our time runs out.
The EIC created a new Story 3 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 EP Tender, a French company whose goal is to contribute positively to the environment by manufacturing compact energy modules for electric vehicles.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services launches its brand-new exclusive Planet.tech challenge. This is a great opportunity for EIC SMEs to enhance cooperation with large corporates and co-create innovative solutions to a number of pre-determined challenges related to the European Green Deal, the European Commission roadmap to make EU’s economy sustainable.
Yousef Yousef is an innovator at heart with an entrepreneurial mindset. From developing original technological solutions that are environment-friendly to setting up new businesses and coaching innovative start-ups into becoming scale-ups. His passion lies with green scale-ups. He is the proud CEO of LG Sonic, a leading example of what a green innovative SME can achieve. At LG Sonic, they reduce chemical cost by controlling algae and biofilm in different applications like surface water, industrial water, and maritime.
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.
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 manifesto for environmental stewardship and action has shown how dependant we are on each other to achieve sustainable development and collective wellbeing. With this in mind, multiple European corporates, regions and industrial organisations are taking action to reduce their climate impacts.
Are you an EIC beneficiary with a technology that could help in treating the Coronavirus outbreak? A researcher or perhaps a SME with a ground-breaking close-to-market idea to help tackle the virus? The European Innovation Council invites you to join our group ‘EIC Solutions to fight COVID-19’. Even from a distance, innovators can stay together and empower solutions to overcome this challenge.
In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated Hub Visits, to respectively Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin. Applications for Barcelona are open now!
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!
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.
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.
Anita Krohn Traaseth is a Norwegian business executive, writer, former CEO of Innovation Norway and EIC Advisory Board Member. One of Scandinavia's most successful businesswomen knows from personal experience the importance of resilience and role models. Discover her journey in the EIC Community.
The European Innovation Council is organising an ePitching with Procurers-session together with bpost, Belgium’s national post-provider. This session, taking place on 14 September 2020 at 1 pm CET, will be dedicated to matching EIC-beneficiaries with bpost’s procurement needs in the fields of eMobility and charging infrastructure.
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.
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
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’
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 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 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 16 February 2021, 2 PM (CET).
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 EIC created a new Story 10 March 2021
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Trelleborg invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 25 & 26 May 2021. This specially designed service is meant to gear up your collaboration with the Swedish engineering group and forge new partnerships.
On 21 April 2021, the EIC GHG Programme will be officially launched with an event that will outline its services. Discover how to register and don't miss our session!
The EIC created a new Story 13 May 2021
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. Our guest for today is Christian Rood, the co-founder and CEO of LeydenJar.
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.
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we dive into the stories of EIC innovators, but in this months’ edition we decided to flip the script and conduct an interview with Andre Doria, the negotiation trainer for this years’ EIC Summer School.
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.
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.
On 8 April 2020 a limited number of EIC-backed up SMEs will have the chance to show their innovative solutions in the fields of agriculture, food & nutrition.
The new Coronavirus outbreak made clear that there is not enough stockpiled medical equipment like masks, gowns and gloves to fulfil the need of the world's health care systems, as hospitals deal with the pandemic. Several EIC projects have useful solutions to improve protective measures and hospital’s devices. Here are 5 EIC companies with innovative medical equipment that can help the fight against COVID-19.
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
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 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.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 3 December 2020
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (former FET-Open & FET-Proactive ) to apply for the EIC Pathfinder Bootcamp: a virtual four-day intensive course in business and entrepreneurship taking place from 16 to 18 February 2021.
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 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.
Discover the new EIC Greenhouse Gas (GHG) programme and share your input with us to make it the best we can!
On the World Day of Social Justice, discover how 3 EIC-funded innovations are making a social impact.
New month, new ePitching with investors. February’s session was focused on Agritech and organised in partnership with EuroQuity – BPI France. Let’s discover the winner and impressions from the session.
The EIC created a new Story 11 March 2021
How is our Community growing? Discover the key trends and the hot topics below!
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
Did you ever try to build win-win synergies and co-create solutions with Business Partners? In this light, the European Innovation Council and Bondalti invite you to apply to our joint EIC GHG Co-creation initiative.
The EIC created a new Story 18 October 2021
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 Marcella Chiari – Research Director at Scitec CNR and Senior Research Scientist –, an EIC Pathfinder beneficiary.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) regularly hosts EIC Corporate Days, matchmaking events between Europe's largest corporates and EIC beneficiaries. In light of the EIC Corporate Day with Merck, we met with Ulrich Betz, Vice President of Innovation at the company that gave us a few insights.
The EIC created a new Story 21 October 2021
Vital signs of the planet show us that global warming and climate change are a reality. The main cause is greenhouse gas emissions, and more specifically the CO2 ones. Part of the European Innovation Council (EIC), the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) initiative is developing ways of reducing carbon emissions.
On 3 and 4 June 2020 the European Innovation Council celebrated the launched of a brand-new initiative specifically focused on the EU Green Deal. The EIC Planet.tech brings together EIC-backed start-ups/scale-ups with four large corporates, namely AB inBev, DEME, Nestle and P&G, with the objective to develop a number of impactful Proof of Concepts (PoC).
It’s been three years since the EIC Business Acceleration Services dove into Corporate Days, gathering innovative European SMEs and large corporates to take full advantage of partnering opportunities. Starting off in Sweden, together with ABB, in 2017, the EIC Corporate Days brought SMEs and corporates from across Europe. Read our highlights from Corporate Days to get a grasp of what the programme offers.
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.
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
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 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.
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 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 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 is glad to invite you to pitch your health innovations and discover business opportunities with four large Dutch corporates.
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).
After the success of the EIC Summer School last year, the EIC Winter School is another unique opportunity to sharpen your skills. It’s time to pull out the 2021 calendars and join us in the digital classroom.
This wrap-up will review the events, the pitches and corporate partnerships closed in the online sphere thanks to EIC Business Acceleration Services.
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. In this month's episode, we had the chance to meet with Corinne Versini, CEO and founder of Genes'Ink.
On 27 and 28 January 2021, 14 EIC-beneficiaries and LafargeHolcim joined the European Innovation Council for the first EIC Corporate Day of 2021. Discover our event highlights here.
Four corporates for the price of one, that’s what EIC-beneficiaries were offered during the EIC Corporate Day with Dutch giants on Health, which took place on 1 and 2 February 2021.
Danuta Cichocka celebrates her birthday today – on the same day that the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The microbiologist says that it’s a funny coincidence, but the colleagues call it “a birthday gift”. We invite you to discover the story of the scientist.
The European Innovation Council and EuroQuity-Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors.
This time last year AB inBev, the Belgian beer giant, co-hosted an EIC Corporate Day and opened the doors of their brewery for 32 EIC-innovators. Let’s take a look back at the event and see what inspirational stories and developments came from it.
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. Our guest for this month’s edition is Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic Labs.
The first calls for applicants are planned to be released on 18 March – join us for a two-day launch event to know more about the vision of the EIC and on what is behind its funding opportunities.
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.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 20 August 2021
For the second Coaching Corner episode, we bring together Mikkel Kongsfelt, CEO and founder of the Danish company RadiSurf and Chris Kirby, the business coach that followed their EIC-funded project.
Monika Tomecka, Josefien Groot and André Mão-de-Ferro have more in common than their age range. They all started their own startups in their early 20s, facing the challenges and learning curve from the young entrepreneurship experience. Discover their journey and tips about business.
The manifesto for environmental stewardship and action has shown how dependent we are on each other to achieve sustainable development and collective wellbeing. With this in mind, multiple European corporates, regions and industrial organizations are taking action to reduce their climate impact.
The EIC created a new Story 27 September 2021
Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) provides a crucial framework for your company to establish ambitious GHG emission reduction objectives, in line with the latest science. Something you’ll surely want to dive deeper into.
Every month the European Innovation Council organises an ‘EIC ePitching with Investors’ around a dedicated topic. This time around, the EIC is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our next session dedicated to this.
The EIC created a new Story 31 October 2019
Scaling a company further is unforeseen on solving a number of challenges – most of those being common across all organizations out there. 96 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 20 countries gathered to share their experiences during the EIC Accelerator Welcome Day. Some of them lost the fear of the camera and, during a small interview, shared with us their innovative approach, as well as current challenges they are facing in the industry. Are you curious? Here is our first video with Restored Hearing.
As we are coming close to the end of the year, it’s time to take a look at the achievements of 2019. This year, the Business Acceleration Services dove into Corporate Days, Investor Days and e-Pitching events that joint innovative SMEs to compete in global markets. Read the 2019 takeaways, discover our highlights and see how to continue vibrating with the EIC Community in 2020.
The EIC created a new Story 25 February 2020
Here are the selected SMEs that will participate in our aerospace e-pitching session, on 3 March 2020, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm (CET).
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 EIC created a new Story 10 April 2020
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and AB InBev invite you to participate in our brand-new Planet.tech challenge. Concerned about reducing its impact on the environment, the world’s leading brewer is picking up the pace of its sustainable development. This is a great opportunity to enhance your cooperation with AB InBev and co-create innovative solutions to a number of pre-determined challenges related to the European Green Deal.
Every month the European Innovation Council organise an ‘EIC ePitching with Investors’ around a dedicated topic. On 14 May 2020 the theme of the session was Mobility & Transport, which brought together seven high-class EIC-backed SMEs with six investors firms. Transmetrics AD, a Bulgarian start-up, took home the prize for ‘best pitch’.
The EIC created a new Story 22 July 2020
After the overwhelming interest for the EIC ePitching with Investors on COVID-19 in April 2020, the EIC is organising another opportunity to pitch your COVID-relation innovation to Europe’s top investors. This second edition will be in collaboration with Wolves Summit and will take place during the annual European Research and Innovations Days. All EIC-backed SMEs that are working on innovative solutions to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic are welcome to apply.
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.

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