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European Innovation Council
Story 02 December 2021

Open Call - EIC Innovation Training Workshop for Pathfinder: boost your innovation!

Oriana Baptista

The European Innovation Council (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.  This two-day virtual workshop will offer concrete business tools through interactive sessions, and which can be immediately implemented during your work.


Facing difficulties to define the commercialisation potential of your research project? Struggling to identify your customer segment? In 2022 the EIC is back with three Innovation Training Workshops, exclusively for EIC Pathfinder (FET-Open & FET-Proactive) and Transition beneficiaries. 

During the Innovation Training Workshop, you will receive support and training on the commercialisation and value creation of your research project: validate your technology, learn how to recognise business opportunities, hone your pitching skills and present your innovative solutions in this 2 x 0,5-day online workshop.  

For more information and testimonials on the previous editions, click here



Three new sessions are planned for 14-15 February 2022, 7-8 March 2022 or 11-12 May 2022.

February session

Apply here for the session on 14-15 February 2022 (application deadline 28 January 2022).

March session

Apply here for the session on 7-8 March 2022 (application deadline 18 February 2022).

May session

Apply here for the session on 11-12 May 2022 (application deadline 22 April 2022).


Who can apply? 

The application is only for EIC Pathfinder (FET-Open and FET-Proactive) and Transition beneficiaries, acting either as individuals or representatives of a consortium. EIC Accelerator beneficiaries are not eligible for participation.


The modules  

  • Technology Validation and product-market fit process  

Understanding the market pull actions from early stage of Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 

  • Business Recognition and Market Data Module  

Understanding the commercialization potential of the research and defining ideal market sharing technics 

  • Venture Development Methodology Module  

Fine-tuning and improving business proposition and approach to the market. 

  • Exploitation via Lean approach Module    

Identifying customer segment and exploitation opportunities 

  • Presentation Pitch 

Simulation and personalised feedback given on the quality of the pitch  


Additional information 

EIC Business Acceleration Services 

The EIC continues to support science-to-technology research projects with an additional focus on continuous improvement, networking, learning opportunities and facilitating access to business partners and investors for our beneficiaries. Being part of the programme offers you a life-long privileged access to our user-driven business acceleration services, customized to your needs. Finding the right strategic partner can be the fastest way to start up or grow your company. It will also give you more time to focus on the critical activities that make your business unique. 

EIC beneficiaries are also invited to be part of the online EIC Community. The overall aim of the EIC Community platform is to help innovators, entrepreneurs, SMEs and scientists to successfully establish themselves on the European and global markets, by creating a shared knowledge base and a virtual meeting place for them to connect with investors, corporates and peers to discuss potential businesses partnerships. 

The Business Acceleration Services provided are free of charge. All participants are expected to fill out a short satisfaction survey shortly after the event, and a business impact survey after six months. Failure to do so may lead to exclusion from future Business Acceleration Services. 

This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC pilot Business Acceleration Services. To explore other opportunities, keep an eye on our events page.


Cancellation policy 

Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future Business Acceleration Services events. For additional information, please refer to our helpdesk: (please choose “EIC Innovation Training Workshop” as the subject). 


DISCLAIMER: This information is provided in the interest of knowledge sharing and should not be interpreted as the official view of the European Commission, or any other organisation.

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