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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.
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.
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!
Last week the European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services launched its Planet.tech challenge, a new initiative under its Corporate Partnership Programme. In the upcoming days, we will highlight the different challenges and introduce you to the corporates involved. First up is Nestlé. The Swiss multinational food and drink company is going green, clean and committed to ensure a healthier future. This week Nestlé added new challenges to Planet.Tech. Do you want to know more? It’s time to feed your curiosity.
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.
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
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invite you to participate in the Energy4Planet-iniatitive, a successor to last year’s Planet.tech- initiative.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is glad to announce the 18 most promising innovators to join the EU Pavilion at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 under the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0!
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.
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 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 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 EIC created a new Story 17 November 2021
The EIT Climate-KIC is working together with the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services to offer you a new programme, in which 80 EIC accelerator startups, scale-ups or SMEs will be able to participate. Discover how to apply before 31 January 2022!
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!
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.
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.
What if we told you the European Innovation Council (EIC), CaixaBank and AgroBank are offering you the exclusive opportunity to scale up your business? As part of a pilot project, this Innovation Procurement initiative offers EIC-funded companies the chance to help Spanish rural areas develop.
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.
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 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.
After the success of the first EIC ePitching to Procurers on COVID-19, the European Innovation Council invites you to a second edition, taking place on 17 November 2020. This session will be dedicated to connecting public and private procurers, from Europe or anywhere in the world, from the health s
The European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder  (FET-Open & FET-Proactive1) and Transition beneficiaries to participate in our new instalments of the Innovation Training Workshops, taking place either on June, September or October 2021.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services, Thales & Thales Alenia Space invite you to apply for our joint EIC Corporate Day. Thales, a leading global service provider to the aerospace, defence, transportation and security sectors and Thales Alenia Space, its space joint venture
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.
On 15 April 2020 12.00-2.00 pm (CET) seven EIC-funded SMEs will pitch their COVID-related innovations to investors from Capricorn Ventures, Clinical Research Ventures, Diffusion Capital Partners, the European Investment Bank, Idacapital, Illumina Ventures, Panakes Partners and Monte Carlo Capital.
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.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive ) to participate in our latest instalments of the Innovation Training Workshops, taking place either on 11-12 March 2021, 15-16 April 2021 or 20-21 May 2021.
The European Innovation Council is organising a Procurers Day with José de Mello Group, one of Portugal’s largest economic groups.
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.
The European Innovation Council brought together over 50 public and private procurers, five European corporates and more than 20 EIC-backed SMEs during the first EIC ePitching with Procurers, a dedicated session on COVID19-solutions. The procurers, public as well as private-sector, and the SMEs had the opportunity to pitch their needs and respective solutions followed by a vote on who pitched the most innovative solutions. Eyecontrol and RESPINOR went home with the prize in their respective pitching-sessions.
The EIC Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder (FET-Open & FET-Proactive) and Transition beneficiaries to participate in our new instalments of the Innovation Training Workshops, taking place either on 14-15 February 2022, 7-8 March 2022 or 11-12 May 2022.
The EIC created a new Story 6 October 2021
The EIT Climate-KIC is working together with the EIC Business Acceleration Services to offer you a new programme. EIT Climate KIC will help you understand, measure, and forecast how your product or service mitigates climate change.
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.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites all EIC Pathfinder-beneficiaries to participate in our brand-new exclusive Corporate Pathfinder-initiative. This is a great opportunity to work together with some of Europe’s largest corporates and speed up the development of your technology.
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.
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.
Eighteen outstanding companies were selected by the European Innovation Council (EIC) to join the European Pavilion at Arab Health 2022 under the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0.
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
In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated Hub Visits, to respectively Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin. Applications for Barcelona are open now!
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
The call for applications for the selection of members of the EIC Board is open until 30 June. The Commission will select between 15 and 20 members to be appointed to the Board, which is expected to start its operations in September.
A crisis often comes unexpected! During the past months, every business had to adapt to the new reality imposed by the COVID-19 outbreak. Companies are from a sudden facing adaptations to new work environments and habits. Teams need to be reskilled and leaders are struggling to ensure business continuity or – even beyond - encounter a drastic business change! This is why we decided to launch a dedicated online EIC Summer School. In partnership with the DO School, we offer you training opportunities to help you to better prepare and lead your company in times of crisis. Topics are manifold:, from improving your social media presence to preparing a roadmap for your personal crisis response.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Indra invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 6 & 7 July 2021.
Discover the new EIC Greenhouse Gas (GHG) programme and share your input with us to make it the best we can!
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.
To leverage unique collaborative experiences between EIC companies and large European organisations while offering EIC companies the chance to co-create products and services, the European Innovation Council and Electrolux invite you to apply to our EIC GHG Co-creation initiative.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Within the framework of EIC Greenathon, the European Innovation Council launches a new series of roundtables named ‘Green Talks’: these short virtual sessions will bring together EIC-funded startups, corporates and experts on pressing environmental issues.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive ) to participate in our third Innovation Training Workshop. Dozens of Pathfinder beneficiaries already had the chance to join this event.
Few weeks prior to the official commencement of the tradeshow, we sat with Karen Chupka, the Executive Vice President at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), for a quick fire chat.
The European start-up scene is teeming with life: many European cities are establishing themselves as some of the most vibrant start-up hubs the world has to offer. In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated EIC virtual hub visits to Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin, starting with the Swedish capital on 13-14 October. A great opportunity to get to know these hubs inside out, meet innovation players and submerge yourself in their business culture. All that from the comfort of your own digital workspace!
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.
On 13 and 14 May the European Innovation Council hosted an Innovation Training Workshop for projects from the EIC Pathfinder programme, previously known as Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme. During these two days, the first Business Acceleration Services-event dedicated to Pathfinder researchers, 13 participants had the opportunity to help shape their research ideas and bring it into a concrete business concept.
Just a few months ago you received an email saying that you’ve been accepted to the EIC Accelerator-programme. After the initial excitement of the (financial) support, you might be left with a few questions. Everything will be answered during the Virtual EIC Accelerator Coordinators’ Day in June.
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!
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.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and OMV Petrom invite you to apply to an EIC Corporate Day on 26 & 27 January 2022. This specially designed service is meant to gear up your collaboration with the company and forge new partnerships.
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.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Mercedes-Benz invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 11 & 12 May 2021. This specially designed service is meant to gear up your collaboration with the German car maker and forge new partnerships.
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 EIC created a new Story 4 February 2021
From AI diagnosis and surgical solutions to new medical devices, new EIC-funded projects are getting closer to treat a disease which previously was called ‘untreatable’. Here are 3 examples of startups beating cancer.   
With this training focused on developing the right funding strategy, taking place on Friday, 26 March 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) aims to give an overview of all means on financing, while offering the opportunity to learn from other innovators’ experiences.
The event, co-organised by the FETFX project and the Access2EIC NCP Network, is a unique opportunity to guide the EIC R&I community to the new main concept introduced by the fully-fledged EIC.
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.
Are you an EIC thinker who likes to dig into science, research or technology to address new problems? Or do you have a pressing challenge that requires the attention of innovative minds? We have good news for you: the new EIC Challenge Platform is ready and can help you with both scenarios.
To leverage unique collaborative experiences between EIC companies and large European organisations while offering EIC companies the chance to co-create products and services, the European Innovation Council and Trelleborg invite you to apply to our EIC GHG Co-creation initiative.
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 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.
October’s EIC ePitching with Investors brought together eight highly innovative EIC-backed SMEs with six investor firms to pitch on Fintech, Insurtech and Blockchain applications.
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.
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.
On 17 June 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) celebrated the official launch of the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) 2.0 Programme.
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 EIC created a new Story 14 April 2021
On 21 April 2021, the EIC GHG Programme will be officially launched with an event that will discuss the benefits of GHG reduction and outline the services of the programme.
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.
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).
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’
In 2020, this research community had the chance to meet with entrepreneurs, get closer to the market, and benefit from the networking, coaching, and mentoring promoted by the European Innovation Council. Time to wrap up the 2020 EIC Pathfinder activities and see how to continue flourishing in 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 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.
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.
Are you looking for opportunities to commercialise and scale your climate innovation? EIT Climate-KIC builds the path, you lead the way to market uptake!
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 European Innovation Council (EIC) is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in a two-day online event dedicated to the Green Deal. Don’t wait up, and make sure your calendar is marked for 16 & 17 March 2022.
On 16 June 2020, the European Innovation Council organised an ePitching session with Investors on SaaS and ICT. After the event, Kinga Stanislawska, member of the EIC Advisory Board and herself a venture capital investor, talked more about the future of SaaS and ICT sector, commented the novelties introduced in the EIC programme and shared her views on the existing gender investment gap in Europe. Kinga is active in supporting women-led companies. The VC investor is a mentor in Vital Voices and Foundation for Women Entrepreneurship and also co-founded the ‘European Women in VC’ community of over 400 women in the European and Israeli VC space.
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 Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching a fast-track call for proposals on the development of therapeutics and diagnostics to tackle current and future Coronavirus outbreaks. The call has a budget of EUR 45 million from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The funding can support projects of organisations such as universities and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
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.
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 EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) Programme 2.0 invites you to submit your application for the BIO International Convention 2022.
Imagine travelling from Paris to Berlin (878km) in less than an hour. Cheaper, faster and greener travel, this is what Spanish start-up Zeleros is offering with their hyperloop. This new form of ground transport promises speeding up to 1,000km/h through a network of low-pressure tubes. It can make hundred-mile journeys more sustainable with 0 direct emissions, thanks to its fully electric powertrain. This month, the startup received €7m in funding to lead the development of its unique version of the “fifth mode of transport”.
2021 was a great year in terms of investment for European companies, which led Europe to break its own record of new unicorns in a year. When it comes to the EIC Accelerator’s portfolio, it now includes 91 “centaurs” and 4 “unicorns” .

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