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News: Caribbean airport deploys EIC-funded solution from Vision-box

The EIC created a new Story | 1 day ago

In a world affected by the global coronavirus pandemic, the need for technology that doesn’t require physical touch became a must. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Vision-Box has developed a solution that allows touchless and contactless passenger processing at the borders to provide safety and security. In April, the airport of the major Caribbean vacation destination announced a new partnership with the Portuguese startup. We sat down with Elisabete Pires, Head of Innovation & Funding of Vision-Box, to discover the details of this achievement.  

Partner Call: Is your business ready to shape the future of new energies with Shell? Join the New Energy Challenge

The EIC created a new Story | 4 days ago

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. The New Energy Challenge is looking for entrepreneurs from Europe and Israel that can bring forward advanced technologies to reduce emissions and accelerate energy transition. 

EIC Coffee Break with Christian Rood: Leyden in the Jar

The EIC created a new Story | 5 days ago

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. Our guest for today is Christian Rood, the co-founder and CEO of LeydenJar. LeydenJar Technologies was founded in April 2016, with the mission to offer 100% silicon anode rolls that boost the energy density of Li-ion battery cells with up to 70%. Chris has a background in high tech venturing and investments and holds a MSc. in Business from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an executive MBA from IMD. Find out more about Christian's story in this month’s EIC Coffee Break.

European Mental Health Week: Discover 4 EIC-funded innovations using technology to ensure mental wellness

The EIC created a new Story | 6 days ago

Globally, it is estimated that one in four people  will experience a mental health condition in their lifetime. Despite the growing awareness of the impact of mental health problems, COVID-19 has disrupted mental health services, and the budget for their treatments remains small in many countries. From 10 until 16 May 2021, the European Mental Health Week is putting a spotlight on mental health issues during the pandemic and beyond. Multiple entrepreneurs and researchers are also focusing on treatments and services to approach mental disorders. From plug n’ play devices to non-invasive brain stimulation tools, discover how EIC-funded innovators are revolutionising mental health treatments.

Open Call: EIC ePitching to Procurers - BME Solutions Days 2021

The EIC created a new Story | 6 days ago

For the second time, the European Innovation Council is collaborating with the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) to bring another EIC ePitching to Procurers to reality. This event will allow you to introduce your services to a wide range of buyers through pitches and prescheduled B2B matchmakings. The event will occur online on 8 June.  

EIC Multi-Corporate Day: Meet with German Giants in the Digitalisation Area – A collaboration for a digital future

The EIC created a new Story | 1 week ago

On 26 to 30 April 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) in collaboration with the German Giants brought together 69 EIC-beneficiaries through a digital event. This event gave them the opportunity to bridge the gap with the 10 different innovation actors from Germany (Blackprint Booster, comdirect, Commerzbank, Bundeswehr Cyber Innovation Hub, DAK-Gesundheit, Hermes, IBM, Mediamarkt Saturn, signals (SIGNAL IDUNA) and Vodafone UPLIFT) and explore new synergies, business opportunities and further collaborations.

Partner Call: Two Spanish institutes launch pre-commercial procurement opportunity for cybersecurity companies

The EIC created a new Story | 1 week ago

Interested bidders are invited to submit their offers for a pre-commercial procurement tender in the cybersecurity field. This opportunity is being promoted by two Spanish organisations – the Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León and the Spanish National Cybersecurity Institute (INCIBE).

Europe Day: 5 EIC innovators share their visions on the Future of Europe

The EIC created a new Story | 1 week ago

Every 9 May, Europe Day is marked in the calendars to celebrate peace and unity throughout Europe. This year's commemoration is no exception, including the formal launch of the Conference on the Future of Europe. The large series of debates and discussions will enable citizens from every corner of Europe to share their ideas about the EU's fields of action. In the light of this date and event, the EIC Community sat down with 5 EIC-funded innovators to discover how they see the Future of Europe. With innovations ranging from health to climate change, social fairness or education, these 5 startups shared their ambitions and views on Europe's challenges.