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The EIC-funded company is battling the problem with the taste of tap water in a sustainable way: Tapp 2 is the worlds first smart biodegradable water filter.
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.
After having visited the innovation scene in Stockholm and Barcelona, Berlin is the EIC’s last destination for this year. A great opportunity to get to know Berlin’s innovation ecosystem, meet with corporates, investors and accelerators and submerge yourself in Berlin’s unique business culture.
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 27 October 2020
On 20-21 October 2020 the European Innovation Council teamed up with Euronext Dublin to bring a two-day EIC Investor Day, packed with panel discussions, seminars, pitching sessions and one-to-one meetings with a vast array of investors.
The EIC created a new Story 3 May 2021
European cities can now apply to the European Capital of Innovation Awards 2021, supported by the European Innovation Council (EIC). The initiative has more than €1.5 million to award different cities that show how innovation can successfully be included in our everyday lives.
Mycorena, a Scandinavian mycoprotein pioneer company, has announced the completion of a Pre-Series A funding round of €7.5 million (SEK77 million). The new investment will support Mycorena's acceleration and scaling up of its production.
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 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.
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 Telecom, Internet, and Media.
March 2020 marked the very first EIC Innovation Procurers Day. Since then several interesting deals and partnership were formed. Let’s take a look at what the EIC innovators managed to achieve.
The EIC created a new Story 1 March 2022
For the third Coaching Corner episode, we bring together Ella Cullen, Co-Founder and CEO of the German startup Minespider and Christina Rytter, the business coach that follows Minespider's journey in the EIC Women Leadership Programme.
Small and medium-sized enterprises take centre stage at World IP Day 2021. This year's celebration highlights the importance of startups for growth in a post-pandemic world with the theme "IP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market."
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.
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.
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.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) together with Health Proc Europe and the European Health Public Procurement Alliance (EHPPA) are organising an EIC ePitching to Procurers session on 12 April 2022, at 12:00 PM (CET).
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 and EBAN are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our fifth joint EIC/EBAN eHealth Scaleup of the Month Webinar - an initiative designed to give visibility to the best EIC companies that are raising follow-on investments to scale. This edition will focus on eHealth companies and will take place on 29 April 2020, 1 pm CET - so mark your calendars already!
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’.
Venture capital investors poured €1.7 billion into European healthcare startups during the first quarter of 2020. According to PitchBook’s European Venture Report Q1 2020, the first three months of the year constituted the fourth-strongest quarter ever in terms of total deal value in Europe, with a special focus on Europe’s healthcare ecosystem. Several technology-integrated solutions in the health sector have closed venture capital funding rounds and attracted investment amid COVID-19 outbreak. Here are 4 EIC-funded innovations raising in Digital Health VC funding.
The EIC created a new Story 18 December 2020
Women in Tech-event was organised on 17 and 18 December 2020. In total 19 women-led companies had the opportunity to pitch in front of more than 20 investor firms.
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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.
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 23 June 2020, the Swiss multinational healthcare company will hold its 5th Partnering for Innovation Summit in a virtual format with the special collaboration of the European Innovation Council (EIC). In this online event, Roche will continue the conversation around transforming healthcare and ta
The EIC created a new Story 18 October 2021
Part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) the GHG initiative entails solidifying the phrase "climate action is a business case" and aiming to lower the carbon footprint of Europe's most innovative startups and scaleups in conjunction with Europe's largest community of innovators and researchers.
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 European Innovation Council (EIC), within the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Programme, and Euratex invite you to apply to our joint EIC GHG Co-creation initiative, taking place on 28 & 29 June 2022.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and IKEA of Sweden invite you to apply to our joint online EIC Corporate Day on 19 May 2022.
Women-owned businesses are on the rise, with innovations that announce an encouraging change. But this doesn’t mean that female entrepreneurs have stopped facing obstacles altogether. When it comes to winning funding for a start-up or assume leadership positions in the VC space, women are still under-represented and facing clear hurdles. Despite this unfavourable climate, many female projects are starting off on the right foot and achieving equal success as male entrepreneurs. The TOP 50 Europe’s most influential Women in the Start-up and VC Space is listing some of these players and includes 4 influential women from the EIC ecosystem. Discover here who is on the heels of innovation.
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!
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 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 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 12 May 2020
The EIC is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors. This edition will focus on Software-as-a-service (SaaS) and ICT-related innovations and will take place on 16 June 2020, 1 pm CET, mark your calendars! A limited number of EIC-backed up SMEs will have the chance to show their innovative solutions via an online tool to a jury of investors –consisting out of representatives from Amadeus Ventures, BTOV, DN Capital, Kurma Partners, Omnes Capital and Speedinvest.
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).
For this year's World Health Day, we present you with four companies with very different innovations but one common goal: improving and advancing European health provision services.
On the World Day of Social Justice, discover how 3 EIC-funded innovations are making a social impact.
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.
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 Tobias Bahnemann – co-Founder and CEO of Toposens.
The European Innovation Council pilot's funded company InnovaFeed, specialized in the production of insect proteins, announced to have completed a round of 40 million euros, the majority in the form of capital, led by a group of investors by Creadev, the Mulliez family's fund, and Temasek, the Singaporean investment giant. These follow the historical shareholders of the company, including Accuracy partners and Olivier Duha, co-founder of Webhelp, in a total of over 55 M€ secured in 2018
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.
DNA Script has closed a partnership with Moderna to develop a prototype for rapid mobile manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutics, which can be delivered as pandemic prevention treatments.
LUMICKS, an EIC-funded company from the Netherlands, has completed a round of investment led by Farallon Capital Management and Lauxera Capital Partners, including other high-level investors.
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) is launching a call to support EIC funded companies in getting closer to public & private procurers of innovation. EIC startups and SMEs can join a dedicated info session on Monday, 5 July, from 10:00 to 11:30 CET to discover more about this new programme.
The last few months have rapidly increased the digitalization of the economy. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the sectors directly affected by the recent developments. There is a clear case for investment in deep-tech start-ups involved in IoT and July’s EIC ePitching with Investors subsequently delivered a session on IoT and Smart Cities. Bringing together seven highly innovative EIC-backed SMEs with seven investor firms, Crypto Quantique, a British deep-tech company working on innovative cybersecurity solutions, was this month’s EIC ePitching with Investors session.
The next cut-off of the Accelerator programme is welcoming applications until 28 of May 2021. Discover how to apply in the EIC Community.
Since 2018, 3 June is known as the first official ‘World Bicycle Day’ to encourage the multiple environmental benefits of using bicycles for transport and leisure. Two days later, on 5 June, the World Environment Day takes place. To celebrate both dates, the EIC Community gathered three green Innovations that promote one of the most sustainable modes of transportation: cycling. From an ABS system for e-bikes to a GPS navigation specialised on urban mobility, here are 3 EIC cycling innovations that can change your experience on two wheels.
The company, part of the EU-funded SOLNATIDE consortium , is accelerating the development of peptide-based treatments targeting these late-stage COVID-19 patients and conducting a clinical study at the Medical University of Vienna.
The EIC created a new Story 20 September 2021
In this article, you can get to know the success stories of 4 EIC-funded startups that are using big data concepts to promote innovation in the pharmaceutical, agriculture, food and real estate markets.
The EIC created a new Story 13 January 2022
Part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) the GHG initiative entails solidifying the phrase "climate action is a business case" and aiming to lower the carbon footprint of Europe's most innovative startups and scaleups in conjunction with Europe's largest community of innovators and researchers.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 26 January 2022
As we look back at the EIC’s Investors Programme throughout 2021, we intend to showcase its valuable initiatives that were promoted by the European Innovation Council and helped transform companies for the better in various strategic topics of interest.
Dealflow.eu, together with the European Commission, will host an e-pitching event on 10 December 2020, showcasing some of the most promising European startups from the healthcare sector.
On 2 July 2020 1.00-3.30 pm (CET) the European Innovation Council (EIC) will host the last ePitching with Investors before the summer. This month’s session will revolve around IoT and Smart Cities, with seven EIC-funded SMEs going head-to-head. Investors from Breega Capital, Indico Capital Partners, SAP, United Ventures, SET Ventures, Tengelmann Ventures, Primoglio SGR will attend the session, rate the pitches and engage in one-to-one’s, a newly added feature to the ePitching with Investors. Those interested in joining can do so here.
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.
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 Eloisa de Castro, CEO of Enerpoly AB and winner of the EIC ePitching with Investors on Deep Tech, back in September 2021.
The EIC-funded company raised 19 million € in Series A financing round to deploy their breakthrough technology and take the leadership of the human-friendly third-generation AI.
The Commission has announced the first round of direct equity investment through the new European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund. 42 highly innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) will together receive equity financing of around €178 million.
Last year, venture capital investors focused on digital health startups, rewarding mostly innovations with novel treatments for coronavirus or technologies to promote home care. So far, 2021 is following the same trend: the EIC already counts 5 startups raising Digital Health VC funding.
SWORD Health has announced the closing of a Series D funding round led by Sapphire Ventures, giving the company their current unicorn status. With this achievement, the company also became the EIC’s third ‘Unicorn’.
The EIC created a new Story 28 October 2019
At AgVest’s Best Israeli Agtech Company Competition, the judges awarded the $7,000 prize to the EIC pilot funded company EggXYt.
To celebrate the 3rd International Day of Education, the EIC Community gathered 5 EIC EdTech innovations shaping the school’s future. From robotics and artificial intelligence to virtual reality, many technological advances are strengthening education thanks to innovation.
Part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) the GHG initiative entails solidifying the phrase "climate action is a business case" and aiming to lower the carbon footprint of Europe's most innovative startups and scaleups in conjunction with Europe's largest community of innovators and researchers.
The EIC-funded company Quaternium broke its own World Record of flight endurance with the drone inspired by hybrid cars from the automotive industry.
In our daily routines, whether we send an email, we post something on Facebook, or we download an episode from a TV show, we generate data that is stored in different data centres. These data centres and cloud providers consume 6% of the global electricity and generate 4% of the global CO2 emissions, posing a serious threat to the environment. The digital industry is trying to minimise its impact on the environment with different attempts, and the Spanish startup Submer is doing its part. The EIC-funded project is changing data centres to make them as sustainable as possible.
On 11 February 2020, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Commissioner Gabriel launched the 7th edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. Applications are now open until Tuesday 21 April at 17:00 CET (Brussels time). If you think you have what it takes to become the next EU Woman Innovator, don’t miss your chance and apply now.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 16 November 2021
The European Innovation Council Summit will be held on 24-25 November 2021 in Brussels and online. There is a lot to look forward to: 2 days packed with inspiring speakers, insightful workshops and award ceremonies. Here are three keywords of Day 2: corporate, procurement, investment. Discover more!
The European Innovation Council (EIC), via its Tech to Market Business Acceleration Services (BAS) Programme, is offering its Pathfinder & Transition beneficiaries the second series of TED Talk-style webinars to discuss trending topics that are relevant to researchers and early-stage innovators.
After the success of the first EIC ePitching to Procurers on COVID-19, the Research & Innovation Horizon 2020 Health programme and the European Innovation Council joined forces to organise a second edition of the event.
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.
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.
VEnvirotech, a Spanish biotechnology startup, has closed a funding round of €11 million that will enable them to speed up their expansion plan and consolidate their business model.
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 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.
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.
This 8 March, we decided to applaud 8 remarkable women connected to the EIC. Some are mentoring and coaching other business leaders, while others are innovating or financing technologies. But they all have one thing in common: an inspiring story connected to women, diversity, and inclusion.
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 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.
Kitepower's mobile Airborne Wind Energy System (AWES) is the very first to be operated in the Caribbean. The deployment of the innovative wind energy system has been part of "Caribbean Engineer 2021 (CAEN21)", a military exercise carried out by the Dutch Defence.
The EIC created a new Story 16 November 2021
Part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) the GHG initiative entails solidifying the phrase "climate action is a business case" and aiming to lower the carbon footprint of Europe's most innovative startups and scaleups in conjunction with Europe's largest community of innovators and researchers.
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.
In 2018, thanks to EnduroSat, the Bulgarian Space Industry celebrated a historical moment: the first country’s CubeSat was activated in space and connected to two ground stations. This was the first space mission for EnduroSat, involving schools and universities to ensure a long-lasting educational outreach program in addition to the technical verification of all the components. This year, a new satellite from EnduroSat will lift off, and the Bulgarian startup will make history again.
New Year, New Beginnings, they say. On that note, as we look back at the EIC’s Tech to Market Business Acceleration Services (BAS) Programme during 2021, we see how its cutting-edge format to promote science, technology, and create new market opportunities was a successful one.
The EIC created a new Story 22 September 2020
On 14 September 2020 a dozen EIC-backed innovators were invited to an ‘EIC ePitching to Procurers’-session, together with bpost, Belgium’s national postal provider. The SMEs had the opportunity to pitch their innovative solutions on eMobility and charging infrastructure to bpost’s procurement division and engage in pre-arranged business meetings in the hopes of fostering new connections and partnerships.
The EIC Fund, which will provide equity from €0.5m to €15m to breakthrough innovation companies selected for EIC Accelerator blended finance support (grant and equity), has become an official entity. This is the first time the European Commission will make such direct equity investments in companies, with ownership stakes expected to be in general from 10% to 25% in start-up companies. The European Investment Bank, as advisors of the EIC Fund on behalf of the European Commission, will manage the ownership stakes of the European Commission.
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 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.
The European Innovation Council is aware of the hurdles the EIC-entrepreneurs are facing and created a crisis coaching team to help beneficiaries to adjust their projects and strengthen their companies in future disruptions.
On 16 & 17 March 2022, and as part of the Business Acceleration Services (BAS), the European Innovation Council (EIC) invited eligible startups to participate in an online event dedicated to the Green Deal.
Every year, October ends with the worldwide celebrations of World Cities Day on the 31st of October. To celebrate the International Day, we interviewed 3 EIC innovators and asked them how their companies are helping cities to become greener.
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.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 19 October 2021
The European Innovation Council holds its first Summit on 24-25 November 2021 in Brussels and online.
The Finnish-Swiss biotechnology company secured €28 million in a new capital funding round.
After receiving the EIC Accelerator grant last year, Positrigo announced that the European Innovation Council Fund (EIC Fund) awarded the company with €1.5 million to top up the second tranche of Positrigo’s series A.
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.

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