Open call - EIC Corporate-Pathfinder Cooperation: bridging the gap between research and industry
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites all EIC Pathfinder-beneficiaries to participate in our brand-new exclusive Corporate Pathfinder-initiative. This is a great opportunity to work together with some of Europe’s largest corporates and speed up the development of your technology.
Applications are open until 30 August 2020 (click on the respective Corporate-page below to go to the application).
What is the EIC Corporate-Pathfinder Cooperation?
Innovators that are still in the earlier stages of development can face difficulties in finding the right support to develop their research/project and make it attractive for the market. Having a close connection to relevant industries can provide them with new insights and valuable expertise. With our EIC Corporate Pathfinder Cooperation-programme we are bringing together Pathfinder-beneficiaries with three large European corporates, namely, AB InBev, Commerzbank Group and Henkel. Together they will work on further (co)-developing their respective technologies, as well as validating them on an industrial level. Pathfinder-projects with innovative solutions to the challenges posed by AB InBev, Commerzbank Group and Henkel encouraged to apply (more info below).
Each corporate will dedicate a team of experts to select the projects they would like to collaborate with.
In September 2020, the pre-selected projects will meet online with corporate decision makers in dedicated events (each corporate will host a separate event) to present their solutions and establish one-to-one business discussions.
After this initial meeting, each corporate will take a final decision regarding the Pathfinder-beneficiaries with whom they will pilot collaboration. Successful joint projects will be invited to showcase their solution in a dedicated event in Frankfurt, Germany (tbd).
Specifics about the challenges and the application form can be found on the dedicated corporate pages on the EIC Community:
This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC Business Acceleration Services. Read our report on EIC Corporate Days to learn more about what we do and how we do it and check the EIC Community regularly.
To explore other opportunities to connect with the largest corporates in Europe, keep an eye on our events page.
Should you have any questions regarding the event, please refer to our helpdesk: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (please choose “EIC Corporate Pathfinder" as the subject).