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EIC Corporate Partnership Programme


The EIC Corporate Partnership Programme aims to facilitate business collaboration between EIC beneficiaries and European corporates.
This programme launches recurrent calls for EIC beneficiaries to respond to challenges of the largest corporations in Europe. 

EIC beneficiaries selected in those calls have access to a comprehensive set of business acceleration services, including coaching, training, pitchings, matchmaking and networking with the involvement of high decision-makers of the corporations with the objective of maximizing the possibilities for business creation. 

Since 2017, the EIC Corporate Partnership Programme has proven its concept by organising more than 65 activities with +100 of the largest corporations in Europe. 



This programme is open to Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) beneficiaries of the programmes SME Instrument Phase 1 & Phase 2, Seal of Excellence (Horizon Europe), EIC Pathfinder, EIC Transition, EIC Accelerator, and Women TechEU.

The EIC publishes recurrent calls from different Corporations on its Open Calls & Upcoming Events page and on EIC social media channels. Each call will include the specific challenges shared by a corporation or a group of them. 

The EIC beneficiaries that want to participate in the Programme need to apply to those calls by filling in the application form included in the call where it is requested the explanation on how the EIC beneficiary can help to solve the corporate challenge. 

The Corporation will then receive all the applications and select the final group of EIC beneficiaries that will participate in its specific EIC Corporate Partnership Programme activity.



EIC runs at least one corporate activity per month. 

Please check the Open Calls & Upcoming Events page.



Manuel Ausaverri, Director of Strategy, Innovation and Presidential Cabinet of Indra.

The EIC is the perfect partner for us: EIC beneficiaries have developed breakthrough deep tech technologies and game changing innovation, they have many companies in its portfolio, so we knew that we were going to be able to find startups answering to our challenges, and the concept of EIC Corporate Day was a great opportunity to discover first, and then to meet and engage with startups in very quick one-to-one. After receiving 182 applications, we selected 24 to pitch in front of our Innovation Committee. In less than six months, we had signed nine non-disclosure agreements and we have three main business lines open with them, with very promising results. All in all, the EIC is a key partner to have and we are looking forward to collaborating again.


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