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News - Live Webinar: Discover the €20 million grant fund to help SMEs maximise their intellectual property assets

The EIC created a new Story | 2 days ago

The Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund is a €20 million grant scheme created to help European small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) access their intellectual property rights. EUIPO, with the collaboration of the European Commission, launched the 1st round of applications on 11th January 2021 and will organise a live webinar to present the new SME Fund on 19th January 2021. Are you curious? Don’t miss the session and register here

2020 EIC Corporate Programme Wrap-Up: the matchmaking just one click away

The EIC created a new Story | 4 days ago

Last year, the world dove into a COVID lockdown. In-person meetings and conferences were cancelled, leaving many SMEs and corporates at a standstill. But while physical doors were being closed, new digital windows swung open. In a matter of weeks, business professionals moved towards virtual spaces, and the online platforms became the headquarters of every event. The EIC Corporate programme was no exception. This wrap-up will review the events, the pitches and corporate partnerships closed in the online sphere thanks to EIC Business Acceleration Services.

News: 3 EIC-funded companies nominated for DIGITALEUROPE’s Future Unicorn Award 2021

The EIC created a new Story | 4 days ago

Every year, the DIGITALEUROPE Future Unicorn Award showcases Europe’s most promising scale-ups. The prize puts under the spotlight SMEs with potential to become the future European Tech Giants, with demonstrated success in the digitalisation of their business processes and in offering innovative digital products and services. Among the 21 nominees of this year’s competition, there are 3 EIC-funded startups with digital health innovations, cloud computing and water solutions. Find out more about these projects in the EIC Community. 

Open Call - EIC Winter School: Start the year off strong and sharpen your marketing skills!

The EIC created a new Story | 6 days ago

The months are getting colder, the days are growing shorter, winter is truly upon us. To help you warm up these days, the European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services is inviting all EIC-funded beneficiaries to join us for the EIC Winter School. After the success of the EIC Summer School last year, the EIC Winter School is another unique opportunity to sharpen your skills. Together with Clear Europe, one of the leading media and communication training companies in Europe, we will be offering three distinct online marketing courses from 29 January till 12 February 2021. It’s time to pull out the 2021 calendars and join us in the digital classroom. 

Stories: The OPRECOMP project heads to the finish line

The EIC created a new Story | 1 week ago

OPRECOMP is a 4-year research project, funded under Horizon 2020 – FET Proactive programme, focused on building an innovative, reliable open-source foundation for computing based on transprecision analytics.

News: First equity investments of €178 million in breakthrough innovations through the new European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund

The EIC created a new Story | 1 week ago

The Commission has announced the first round of direct equity investment through the new European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund. 42 highly innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) will together receive equity financing of around €178 million to develop and scale up breakthrough innovations in health, circular economy, advanced manufacturing and other areas. Among them, the French company CorWave is the first EU company in which the EIC Fund is investing.

Open Call - EIC ePitching to Investors on Agritech, Food & Beverages: who’s ready for a side dish of new investments?

The EIC created a new Story | 1 week ago

The European Innovation Council and Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors. This edition will focus on manufacturing and will take place on 16 February 2021, 2 PM (CET).  A limited number of EIC-backed SMEs will have the chance to present their innovative Agritech-solutions during an online event to a jury of investors – consisting of representatives from Blu1877 – Barilla GroupLeadXCapitalFaraday Venture PartnersMitsuiBalderton CAPITALEleven VenturesSouth Central Ventures and Five Seasons Venture.

Green Innovations - HPNow is producing clean hydrogen-peroxide with only water, electricity and air

The EIC created a new Story | 1 week ago

The EIC-funded company closed 2020 with a €5M equity round led by AP Ventures and Evonik Venture Capital. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, HPNow is expanding its portfolio with solutions for agriculture, industrial and municipal water treatment.