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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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated Hub Visits, to respectively Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin. Applications for Barcelona are open now!
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 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.
Discover the new EIC Greenhouse Gas (GHG) programme and share your input with us to make it the best we can!
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 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’
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 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.
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.
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.
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”.
Every year, the DIGITALEUROPE Future Unicorn Award showcases Europe’s most promising scale-ups. Among the 21 nominees of this year’s competition, there are 3 EIC-funded startups with digital health innovations, cloud computing and water solutions.
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).  
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.
FET BRIEFING is organising “Research Meets Industry” on March 4th, 2021 - an online matchmaking event for projects that work in the Environment and Energy fields.
The EIC created a new Story 15 April 2020
The EIC is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors. This edition will focus on mobility and transport-related innovations and will take place on 14 May 2020, 12 pm CET, mark your calendars! A limited number of EIC-backed up SMEs will have the chance to show their innovative solutions in all matters related to mobility and transport via an online tool to a jury of investors –consisting out of representatives from Earlybird, Munich Venture Partners, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Siemens Venture Capital, InMotion Ventures, Maniv Mobility and WBX Ventures.
On 3 and 4 June 2020 the European Innovation Council celebrated the launch of a brand-new initiative specifically focused on the EU Green Deal. The EIC Planet.tech brought together EIC-backed start-ups/scale-ups with four large corporates with the objective to develop a number of impactful Proof of Concepts (PoC). During the past three months, the start-ups and corporates have been working hard, with several very promising results. During the R&I Days 2020, Planet.tech projects will be showcased and presented to the audience. This upcoming week we will highlight several of these projects in the EIC Community, starting with P&G and 4FOLD foldable Containers (from Holland Container Innovations).
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services brings together four Dutch Corporate giants (Eneco, KPN, Rabobank and Unilever) and invites you to pitch your company and discover business opportunities with them in a dedicated online EIC Corporate Day next 29 and 30 June 2020.
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.
One of the key components of the EIC GHG programme is the GHG tool which will offer a carbon footprint assessment and propose mitigation measures for your company. On 16 July 2021, from 09.30-11.00 (CEST), we will host an introductory webinar, presenting the tool.
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).
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.
Share your input in this survey! The EIC aspires to gain a better understanding of your current status quo regarding market expansion, and to analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on such strategy. Your feedback will help shape the OTF 2.0 programme and tailor-fit it to your needs.
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.
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 European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Saint-Gobain invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 10 March 2021.
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).
The European Innovation Council and EuroQuity-Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors.
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.
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.
Time to wrap up the 2020 EIC Procurement Innovation Programme and get a glimpse of what the new year will bring.
The EIC created a new Story 13 August 2020
Have you recently received a grant from the EIC Accelerator Programme? Would you like to discover more in-depth the European Innovation Council family and the Business Acceleration Services? On 29-30 September, the EIC Accelerator Unit will organise the second Virtual EIC Coordinators’ Day of the year, meeting the recently awarded projects. It will be an excellent opportunity for EIC beneficiaries that signed a grant in the last two calls to get familiar with the project management procedures, and to network with other European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator-funded SMEs. Don't miss our call and register here!
On 4 and 5 May 2021 the EIC Energy4Planet-iniatitive kicked off. In total 25 corporates and 21 EIC beneficiaries attended the kick-off meeting, respectively in the hopes of finding that new key piece of technology or partnership to scale up.
On 4th March 2021, the "Research Meets Industry" event will bring together the best European researchers and spinoffs working on future technologies in the Energy and Environment field. If you are a company or VC working in Energy, Chemistry, Battery and automotive, this call is for you.
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.
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’.
On 14 May 2020 12.00-1.30 pm (CET) the European Innovation Council (EIC) will host their 7th ‘ePitching with Investors’ of the year. This month’s session will revolve around Mobility & Transport, with seven EIC-funded SMEs gearing up to pitch their innovations. Investors from Earlybird, Munich Venture Partners, Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH, Siemens Venture Capital, InMotion Ventures, Maniv Mobility and WBX Ventures will attend the session and pick their favourite.
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.
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.
Last week, 3 and 4 June, saw the kick-off of yet another new EIC-initiative, Planet.tech, an event focused on EU Green Deal-challenges. The online session brought together 28 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 Proof of Concepts (PoC) and enhance the cooperation between start-ups/scale-ups and large corporates.
The EIC created a new Story 18 May 2020
The European Innovation Council organised its first online Corporate Day on 12 May 2020 together with Enel, the global energy company. Originally planned as a physical event to be held in March, it was fully digitalised for the convenience of the SMEs and corporate representatives. 33 EIC-backed SMEs had the chance to pitch their innovations in the field of renewable energy, smart cities and grid solutions, among others. Over 40 Enel representatives were present to listen to the pitches and scout interesting projects.
The EIC-funded company closed 2020 with a €5M equity round led by AP Ventures and Evonik Venture Capital. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, HPNow is expanding its portfolio with solutions for agriculture, industrial and municipal water treatment.
Electro-Intrusion develops a low-cost and environment friendly technology for conversion of abundant waste energy into useful electricity.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 16 October 2020
The weekly Green O’Clock got us together with Dietmar Baro, Vice President R&D and Engineering at Danfoss.
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.
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 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 (EIC) supports European innovators in transitioning their ideas from the lab to the market. Thanks to its “smart money”, the EIC is bridging the critical investment gap in early-stage innovation and makes market-creating innovation easier in Europe. The Deep Tech Europe Report focuses on the results and impacts of its legacy programmes (SME Instrument and FET) and reveals the ins and outs of the EIC Accelerator and EIC Pathfinder funding schemes. Discover below the key numbers from the EIC portfolio in 2020.
The EIC created a new Story 8 July 2020
On 29 and 30 June 33 EIC-beneficiaries went on a digital tour of the Netherlands during the EIC Corporate Day with Dutch giants. During the event, the SMEs matched up and explored business opportunities and collaborations with four of the Netherlands’ largest corporates: Eneco, KPN, Rabobank and Unilever.
The EIC created a new Story 25 September 2020
Green roofs and glass, low-carbon materials, buildings that generate more energy than consume... Saint-Gobain wants to build the houses of the future and is looking for new practices that guide every link in the construction chain. This path to a greener tomorrow cannot be done alone: the French corporate is looking for EIC disruptors able to drive innovation and tackle sustainability challenges, and EIC Greenathon provides the best playground for this. Our clock is counting down the days and hours until our event... Keep an eye on the EIC Community to discover, one by one, the business partners joining our initiative.
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.
Dealflow.eu will host an e-pitching event on the 20th of May and 25th of May , showcasing some of the most promising EU backed sustainability startups.
The EIC created a new Story 7 October 2020
Spanish cities Alcoy and Logroño join the Greenathon initiative and bring two new sustainability challenges for EIC innovators to take the right green action.
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.
Credit: Q-bot
The world-leading manufacturer is investing in UK robotics company Q-Bot, as part of a £3.6m Series A investment.
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 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.
Ferrovial, Cemex Ventures, Vinci, Hilti and Saint Gobain join forces to launch 2020 Construction StartUp Competition with the objective of identifying and fostering startups to lead the transformation of the construction industry. Are you the missing piece? You can apply via this link until 26 July.
The EIC created a new Story 17 September 2021
If you find exploring this subject to be of the utmost importance and have a need to better understand the specificities of the GHG emissions inherent to it, you’ve come to the right place.
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.
High potential abounds in the green space. The second e-pitching session of the year was focused on renewable energy and allowed six SME’s to virtually pitch their business ideas to key green energy investors.
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.
From longer droughts to increased flooding and more robust crop diseases, climate change is creating new challenges for the European agriculture sector. With more accurate and reliable water data, crop yields on agricultural land can be improved and this information can help to fight the global food and water crisis. Through the support of the EIC-funded WATER4AGRI project, the Dutch company VanderSat developed a technology that can accurately measure the location and amount of water in the soil, anywhere in the world.
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 EIC created a new Story 22 April 2020
22 April 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the annual celebration of the environmental movement. According to the official Earth Day site, the theme for this year's Earth Day is climate action. The mission is to encourage individuals and organisations around the world to continue moving towards innovation to face the climate crisis and seize the enormous opportunities of a zero-carbon future. But while this day is a 24-h celebration, many start-ups spend the entire year going green, with innovating projects to accomplish this goal. Discover here 3 EIC Green Innovations that are doing their part to honour Earth Day every day.
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.
The European Innovation Council (EIC), in collaboration with BBVA and Ferrovial, organised an online Corporate Day on 26 and 27 May 2020, bringing together 19 EIC-backed SMEs with over 50 corporates representatives. The online Corporate Day was the second event of its kind to be organised this month and gave SMEs and corporate representatives the opportunity to find synergies and explore business opportunities and further collaborations.
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.
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.
For the very first time, the European Innovation Council organised the Coordinators’ Day virtually, meeting the companies funded by the EIC under Phase 2 in an online session. The purpose was to gather the EIC coordinators from the recently awarded projects, get familiar with the project management procedures and discover more in-depth the Business Acceleration Services.
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 European Innovation Council is open for new collaborations with the largest and more innovative Corporations in Europe. To join the programme, please apply here.
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.
Are you an EIC beneficiary? Is your project eco-friendly? Then you could join the 1000 solutions initiative and get the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label! The European Commission is contributing to the #1000solutions by proposing funded innovative projects. If you are interested, don’t miss this unique opportunity and apply here!
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 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.
The EIC created a new Story 18 December 2020
For the very first coaching corner episode, we bring together Peter Kurt Fromme-Knoch, CEO of the Austrian company Aero Enterprise and Andreas Preuß, the business coach that followed their two EIC-funded projects.
The European Commission invites SMEs to express their views and opinions on the revision of the R&D and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations.
The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and the EIT Digital Accelerator are organising the Cyber Investor Days on 13-14 May 2020 in Brussels. During the event, the European cybersecurity startups will have a chance to pitch their cybersecurity solutions & hold B2B meetings with leading investors and corporates from Europe and beyond. Are you interested? Apply before Monday, 23 March 2020!
The European Commission in collaboration with FETFX organises the second annual Future Tech Week, which will take place entirely online, from 21 to 25 September 2020. The event provides EIC Pathfinder FET projects with a unique opportunity and broad platform upon which to showcase their achievements in fields aligning with the European Commission’s priorities, including Artificial Intelligence and information technology, health and biotech, culture and society, energy and environment, and nanotech and materials. Save the date!
On 8 April 2020 EIC-backed SMEs had the chance to show their Agritech solutions during a dedicated EIC ePitching session with investors.
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.

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