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European Innovation Council
Story 15 July 2022

Open Call: EIC Innovation Training Workshop for Tech to Market

Oriana Baptista

The European Innovation Council (EIC), via its Business Acceleration Services (BAS) Programme, invites EIC Pathfinder (FET-Open & FET-Proactive) and Transition beneficiaries to participate in the new instalments of the Innovation Training Workshops, taking place on 15-16 September 2022, 6-7 October 2022, and 28-29 November 2022.  These virtual workshops will offer concrete business tools through interactive sessions, 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? After summer 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 half-day online workshop.


The attending speakers are Valentina Grillea, Head of Scouting and Matching at bwcon gmbH, and Timothy Earnshaw, Head of Consulting at bwcon gmbH.


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



Three new sessions are planned for 15-16 September 2022, 6-7 October 2022, and 28-29 November 2022.

September session

Apply here for the session on 15-16 September 2022 (application deadline 1 September 2022).

October session

Apply here for the session on 6-7 October 2022 (application deadline 22 September 2022).

November session

Apply here for the session on 28-29 November 2022 (application deadline 14 November 2022).


Please note that applications may close earlier if we reach a maximum capacity of 12 projects per workshop.


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.


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 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. 


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 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.


Should you have any questions regarding the event or your eligibility, please contact us through our contact page (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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