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Call for Partnerships EIC
Are you an accelerator, incubator, a research and technology institution or any other organisation working within the European Innovation Ecosystem? The European Innovation Council is looking for partners like you!
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 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.
EIC ePitching on Space and Transport
The EIC is looking for investors to join the first e-pitching under its new Ecosystem Partnerships and Co-Investment Support programme. The online event will take place on April 27 and feature seven EIC projects from the Space and Transport area.
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 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 and its business partner Holcim are inviting you to apply to our joint EIC GHG Co-creation initiative that intends to bring innovative and sustainable solutions into day-to-day operations that help people and the planet.
The Ecosystem Partnerships and Co-Investment Support initiative will help EIC beneficiaries access the services and resources of the EIC’s network of sector-specialised partners and attract private capital along with EIC funding.
During the second semester of the year, the investments cycle continued, and several EIC-funded companies from agritech and cleantech sectors followed this trend. AEInnova, MetoMotion and Biome Makers are three examples of EIC startups providing fertile innovations with recent funding rounds.
CrayoNano, a Norwegian semiconductor company funded by the EIC, recently signed an agreement with SemiLEDs for cooperation in the development of a next generation UVC LED technology applied to the disinfection market.
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.
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.
From payments and banking to investment apps and crypto, the EIC has funded many successful fintech applications over the last few years. Discover 4 EIC banking startups changing the way we bank.
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.
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The EIC-funded company BotsAndUs announced a partnership with British Airways to provide a solution that will reduce travel stress by assisting all passengers with relevant information to their journey and airport stay. The robot Bill will interact with customers in multiple languages and escort them to locations such as cafes, toilets, meeting rooms and family check-in zones.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and RUAG AG invite you to apply to an EIC Procurers Day on 10 & 11 May 2022.
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.
Can a blockchain innovation build paperless offices across businesses and organisations? The British-Polish fintech Billon Group says yes. The company provides a Blockchain Platform powered by distributed ledger technology (DLT), based on a new type of architecture storing full documents entirely in the blockchain.
EIC Partners Info Session
Wondering how you can become an EIC Partner? The European Innovation Council is organizing an online info session on 24 May to clear up all your doubts on how to apply for the new EIC Partnership Open Calls.
Electro-Intrusion develops a low-cost and environment friendly technology for conversion of abundant waste energy into useful electricity.
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The world-leading manufacturer is investing in UK robotics company Q-Bot, as part of a £3.6m Series A investment.
Following the EIC GHG Co-creation with Unilever online event, we met with Roy Horne, Ice-cream R&D at the company to provide us with some insights.
The past five years were the five hottest years since record-keeping began in 1880. It has become clear that the current Global Warming is caused by greenhouse gases emissions like carbon dioxide and methane. And the burning of fossil fuels by industries is the main contributor to this. But Carbon Clean Solutions Ltd. is reducing industrial CO2 emissions with an innovative technology. The company is of one of the few startups in the world specialised in carbon capture.
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.
EIC-beneficiaries are invited to applied to apply to the International Space Pitch Day, organised and financed by the US Department of Defence and the UK Ministry of Defence in collaboration with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO. On 17 November, selected start-up tech companies and inventors will get the chance to pitch directly to UK and US military leaders for a $1-million investment to fast-track their ideas for cutting-edge Space innovations.
DIGIPREDICT proposes the first of its kind digital twin – designed, developed and calibrated on patient measurements of various digital biomarkers and their interaction.
Time is an illusion, breakfast time doubly so. In future, human workers might not be alone in experiencing frenetic mornings thanks to EU-funded researchers who have equipped robots with human-like time perception capabilities – and tested them in the kitchen.
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.
For the 4th year, the European Startup Prize for mobility (EUSP) has opened applications for startups from all over Europe. Three EIC-funded companies were selected for the Top 50 – Addionics, DiGas and Velco – and Zeleros is in the Top 10, with the opportunity of taking part in the Grand Ceremony.
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.
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.
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On 29 January 2019, a selected number of top innovators funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot will have the opportunity to pitch their business cases and network with Equinor and partners in Oslo, Norway.
The European Commission is hosting a hackathon to develop innovative solutions to overcome COVID-19 related challenges. On 24, 25 and 26 of April you can bring your ideas to the table & connect with others to find innovative solutions in health, business, education, social, digital and other spheres. The registration is now open! Join the #EUvsVirus hackathon before 19 April and don’t miss the chance to help tackle coronavirus.
The EIC created a new Story 17 July 2020
Since March 2019, the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme is part of the enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. In view of the next Horizon Europe programme, it is crucial to understand the strengths and shortcomings of FET, and how this programme can evolve when taking inspiration from the US-based Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
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).
The British MedTech startup is a spin-out from Oxford University and it is developing a treatment for brain aneurysms. Discover how their innovation is overcoming challenges with existing medical devices in the EIC Community.
The cities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Paris, Tallinn and Stavanger invite innovators/companies to submit offers for the AI4CITIES pre-commercial procurement.
Greening agriculture is one of the main challenges in the fight against climate change. In line with the European Green Deal, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a healthy and environmentally friendly food system. Many pesticides and antibiotics are being banned to ensure healthier food, boost organic farming and privilege the use of eco-friendly solutions. Founded in 2018, the EIC-funded innovation developed by Agrosustain is a good example working on this domain. The Swiss start-up is trying to reduce food waste and promote sustainable agriculture with natural solutions for pest management.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Nuritas, Dublin-based start-up backed by U2’s Bono and The Edge as well as Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, has become the first Irish biotech to gain direct support from the European Investment Bank (EIB) with a new funding round worth €30m.
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Authenteq was named one of the 5 hottest scale-ups from up and coming tech hubs by the Next Web.
For this year’s European Maritime Day, we got in the innovation boat with 4 EIC-funded companies. Keep reading to learn more about the growing potential of a healthy blue economy in Europe.
The EIC created a new Story 8 January 2021
OPRECOMP is a 4-year research project, funded under Horizon 2020 – FET Proactive programme, focused on building an innovative, reliable open-source foundation for computing based on transprecision analytics.
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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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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.
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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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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Elliptic Labs was listed as CES 2019 hottest new tech for it's demo a radar-like system that lets smart speakers detect their owners' approach.

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