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Story 10 May 2023

Open Call – EIC Multi-Procurer Day with Eaton and BioNTech: The opportunity to engage in disruptive innovation solutions in digitalisation, AI, machine learning and mobile electrification


The European Innovation Council (EIC), together with Eaton, an intelligent power management company, and BioNTech, a biotechnology company, is organising a virtual EIC Multi-Procurer Day that’s taking place on 11 July 2023. This online event aims to match EIC beneficiaries with the procurer’s needs on a wide array of topics, including digitalisation, AI, machine learning and mobile electrification.  


Interested in this opportunity?  

Make sure to APPLY until 25 May 2023!  


Eaton is an intelligent power management company that was founded in 1911. The corporate does business in more than 170 countries with annual sales of over €20 million. Their goal is to make a positive impact on the world by providing people with the tools to use power more efficiently and helping companies do business more sustainably.    


BioNTech is a biotechnology company that develops and manufactures pioneer next-generation patient-specific immunotherapies combined with cutting-edge technologies for cancer and other pathologies. Founded in 2008, the corporate’s portfolio includes mRNA therapeutics, engineered cell therapies, antibodies and small molecule immunomodulators.    


With that in mind, the EIC, Eaton and BioNTech are calling for action and looking for companies and startups that are willing to present their innovative solutions to procurers in the topics of interest explained below. The selected EIC beneficiaries will then get the chance to pitch their innovations and solutions during the online event on 11 July 2023.  


Who can apply?    

All EIC beneficiaries working on innovative products or services with market maturity in the mentioned topics of interest, that can respond to the needs of the challenges below.    


What challenges should you prepare for?    



  • Wide-band gap power electronics 

  • Mobile electrification 

  • Low-cost, scalable, additive manufacturing 

  • Bi-directional energy infrastructure 

  • Digitalisation  



  • Digital pathology analysis 

  • Artificial Intelligence 

  • Machine learning 

  • Algorithm  


Opportunities for selected EIC-funded SMEs  

  • Privileged access to the world’s leading companies with the potential to initiate strategic partnerships along with increased visibility and possible access to new markets.  

  • Networking opportunities with relevant business counterparts based on your company profile.  

  • Personalised online training on pitching techniques and Eaton and BioNTech specifications before the event.  

  • Services related to support before, during and after the event.  



You can apply by clicking on the following link: Link     

After logging in with your EU-Login, please fill in the respective form.    

In your application form, you should include the answer to the questions:    

  • What is your business compliance with the event?    

  • What are your expected specific synergies/outcomes for your potential business with the Corporations?   

  • What corporate are you applying for and which challenge?   

Please acknowledge the information you provide on the application form will be shared with Eaton and BioNTech to maximise potential benefits and ensure the effectiveness of meetings. Eaton and BioNTech based on their business interests will select the final participants among the applicants.    

The Business Acceleration Services will contact all applicants once the selection process has been concluded. However, this contact does not include feedback or recommendations for those not selected.  


Additional Information    

EIC Business Acceleration Services    

The Business Acceleration Services provided are free of charge. All participants are expected to fill out a brief 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 to connect with the largest public and private procurers in Europe, 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 Multi-Procurer Day with Eaton and BioNTech” 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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