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In the first semester of this year, 4 Deeptech EIC-funded companies received investments to improve their technologies and grow. We sat down with their CEOs and discovered their funding stories!
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we dive into the stories of EIC innovators and get a glimpse of the persons behind the startups and research projects. Our guest for today is Dr. Kuan Tan, CTO and co-founder of IQM.
The German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) partnered up with the European Innovation Council for a second time on 8 June 2021. During this event, the EIC-backed innovators had the exclusive chance to introduce their services to a wide jury of buyers.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services celebrates the official kick-off of the Overseas Trade Fairs 2.0 Programme (OTF) and invites you to submit your application for Arab Health 2022.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services celebrates the official kick-off of the Overseas Trade Fairs 2.0 Programme and invites you to submit your application for the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022. The trade fair will take place on 5-8 January 2022 in Las Vegas, USA.
In this new series of articles, we will discover what these corporates are looking for and what is their approach to innovation. The first guest of this EIC Corporate Corner is Trelleborg Wheel Systems.
The applications to the 2021 edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators are open. The prize celebrates the women entrepreneurs behind game-changing innovations. The EU seeks to raise awareness on the need for more women innovators and create role models for women and girls everywhere.
In the light of this World Ocean Day, we have outlined 3 EIC-funded innovations creating better ways to monitor, understand, protect and preserve our oceans and seas.
PHYSEE, a technological company that develops coatings, solar and sensor technology, announced that they raised 8 million EUR in growth capital to fund the introduction of SENSE in Europe.
Every year, on 5 June, the World Environment Day is celebrated across the world to raise awareness on pressing environmental issues. To mark this date, we sat down with 3 EIC-funded entrepreneurs using innovation to restore the planet.
We are going to solidify the phrase “climate action is a business case” and aim to lower the carbon footprint of Europe’s most innovative startups and scaleups. On 2 July 2021, from 09.30-12.00(CEST), we will host an introductory webinar, covering the most important aspects of the EIC GHG programme.
To support the role of women in innovation and tech the European Innovation Council (EIC) created the Women Leadership Programme (WLP). Now is the time for EIC beneficiaries to join the programme. Unlock your potential and expand your leadership skills with the EIC now!
The EIC created a new Story 28 May 2021
The EIC Investor Day on Health, which took place on 18-19 May 2021, focused on innovations in the field of biotech, pharmaceuticals, medtech and ehealth.
The European Innovation Council together with the Network Of practitioners For Emergency medicAl systems and cRitical care (No-Fear) are organising an EIC ePitching with Procurers-session on Thursday 22 July 2021 at 12pm CEST.
On 17 June, 10.00 – 11.15 (CEST), the Overseas Trade Fairs 2.0 Programme and its first two calls (CES Las Vegas 2022 and Arab Health 2022) will be officially launched by Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of DG Research and Innovation.
DNA Script has closed a partnership with Moderna to develop a prototype for rapid mobile manufacturing of vaccines and therapeutics, which can be delivered as pandemic prevention treatments.
The Polish National Center for Research and Development is inviting interested bidders to submit offers for two pre-commercial procurements, about renewable energy-based heating plant of the future and solutions for more effective electricity storage.
ViroGates, a Danish EIC-funded company, is trialling an innovative solution to identify if there is a risk of severe respiratory failure. The trial results have recently shown a very positive outcome, with a 64% improvement in overall patient outcome from COVID-19 patients.
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.
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 EIC created a new Story 12 May 2021
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.
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 and explore new synergies.
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 INCIBE.
LUMICKS, an EIC-funded company from the Netherlands, has completed a round of investment led by Farallon Capital Management and Lauxera Capital Partners, including other high-level investors.
The EIC created a new Story 3 May 2021
European cities can now apply to the European Capital of Innovation Awards 2021, supported by the European Innovation Council (EIC). The initiative has more than €1.5 million to award different cities that show how innovation can successfully be included in our everyday lives.
In the context of the awareness week, the EIC Community discovered 3 EIC-funded companies exploring new generation immunotherapies. Osivax, Avectas and RhoVac are working on therapies that go beyond the conventional treatments, from personalised vaccines to cell engineering technologies.
A new award initiative has been launched by the European Innovation Council (EIC): the first edition of the European Innovation Procurement Awards. With this prize, the EIC will recognise public and private buyers in their efforts to promote innovation procurement across Europe.
The Advanced Technologies for Industry (ATI) project is organising a policy seminar on 6 May 2021 to share insights on “Scaling up in Advanced Technologies”.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Indra invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 6 & 7 July 2021.
The EIC created a new Story 23 April 2021
The Knowledge Valorisation Week will showcase excellent examples of strategies and tools to boost the uptake of research results that benefit all.
This virtual session, taking place on 9 June 2021 at 9:30-10:30, will be part of the IÖB Innovation Day and gives EIC beneficiaries the opportunity to pitch their company to public procurers from WIENER LINIEN and from other public transport companies, who will be attending the event.
Earth Day is the perfect date to shed some light on a few EIC-funded startups (of many) that are contributing to a more sustainable planet. Discover them in the EIC Community.
On 21 April 2021 the European Innovation Council launched a brand-new initiative, the EIC Greenhouse Gas (EIC GHG) Programme. The launching event was attended by +200 people and included key-note speeches from Jean-David Malo, director of EISMEA, and Yousef Yousef, EIC Advisory Board member.
A new EIC Pathfinder project, SMARTLAGOON, intends to develop a digital twin to build a systemic understanding of the socio-environmental inter-relationships affecting costal lagoons and their ecosystem.
The European Innovation Council is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors. This edition will focus on semiconductors and quantum computing and will take place on 8 June 2021 at 1:00PM (CEST).  
March 2020 marked the very first EIC Innovation Procurers Day. Since then several interesting deals and partnership were formed. Let’s take a look at what the EIC innovators managed to achieve.
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has launched a call for applications targeting stakeholders that would like to be part of an ad-hoc expert group on Enterprise Security.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Deutsche Bahn Group invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 29 June 2021. This specially designed service to accelerate your business collaborating with the Europe’s biggest railway infrastructure and mobility provider.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Anheuser-Busch InBev NV (AB InBev) invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day taking place on 24 & 25 June 2021.
Through this EIC Community training, taking place on 7 May 2021 (9.30-12.00 CET), you will be provided with key insights about IPR Management best practices, the most efficient tools and common challenges held by the two experts on the field.
A new Pathfinder project called WatchPlant develops novel biotechnology systems for in-situ monitoring.
The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) hosts the 9th edition of the Cyber Investor Days, taking place on 15-16 June 2021 in Porto, Portugal, as a virtual event. This is an excellent opportunity for startups and SMEs working in the cybersecurity field.
Silvia Scaglione is coordinating the B2B project, which is supported by the FET Open programme under the Horizon 2020 Framework.
On the 2021 World Autism Awareness Day, the EIC Community gathered 4 EIC-funded companies changing and improving autistic people's lives. 
Cypheme, a leading anti-counterfeit solutions provider, has joined forces with Medihands to ensure that millions of lives are saved by eliminating counterfeit and substandard PPEs from the market.
Twelve cities from Nordic countries are inviting innovative startups with green solutions in the transport sector to engage in a market dialogue. If you have a climate smart solution, don’t miss the call and accelerate the transition towards zero emission logistics with Nordic public buyers.
The EIC created a new Story 30 March 2021
With the EIC Pathfinder Bootcamp the European Innovation Council offered 16 Pathfinder and Transition beneficiaries the tools and guidance they need to turn their research into a viable product and bring it to the market.
Fit Analytics, an innovative EIC-funded SME, was purchased by Snap Inc. - the owner of several worldwide technology companies, such as the famous Snapchat app.
The collaboration agreement between 5 EIC Pathfinder/FET Proactive projects has been signed. Its main aim is to deliver a blueprint for a full-fledged system for environmental intelligence.
The EIC created a new Story 25 March 2021
José de Mello Group partnered up with the European Innovation Council for the EIC Procurers Day on 18 & 19 March 2021. EIC Procurers days are tailor-made and highly effective acceleration services to facilitate collaboration between large procurer departments and EIC-funded innovators.
The EIT FAN is looking for the 60 most promising startups with pilot-ready solutions to join the 2021 EIT Food Accelerator Network. Don’t miss the opportunity and partner with world-leading corporates & research institutions from the agrifood space.
To understand how the EIC-funded innovators are working to value water, we share, in this article, three pioneering projects that provide solutions to address the global water crisis.
They say ‘Third time’s the charm’, but for the European Innovation Council (EIC) and Saint-Gobain the match was there from day one. Saint-Gobain teamed up with the EIC on 10 March 2021 to bring yet another Corporate Day to realisation.
The United Nation’s International Day of Forests, celebrated each year on March 21, raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. Some EIC-funded startups have innovative solutions to improve forests management and reduce CO2 emissions. Discover how in the EIC Community.
Wolves Summit will return from 24 to 26 March 2021 with two days dedicated to startups, investors, and executives from the tech ecosystem. Be one of the first 40 members to comment below and you get your ticket!
XENOTHERA, a French biotech company funded by the EIC, has publicly confirmed that its anti-Covid-19 treatment, named XAV-19, effectively treats several COVID-19 variants. The XAV-19 treatment is being tested in a clinical trial implemented in around 20 French hospitals.
Electro-Intrusion develops a low-cost and environment friendly technology for conversion of abundant waste energy into useful electricity.
The 1st Community Workshop organised by LEADERSHISP4SMEs is taking place on the afternoon of 24 March 2021. The event will cover IPR-driven growth topics for innovative start-ups and SMEs.
The “Research Meets Industry” event, organised by FET BRIEFING, is back with a new session on April 21st, 2021, this time focusing on innovative projects that are developing material and technologies for the Energy and Environment areas.
The €26M round co-led by Jolt Capital, NGP Capital and Vækstfonden, with EIC Fund as a new significant investor, will allow NILT to accelerate its mass production capabilities and expand its product development efforts.
On 18-19 May 2021 the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services will organize an EIC Investor Day dedicated to health. We’re looking for EIC innovators working on innovations in the field of biotech, pharmaceuticals, medtech and ehealth, to pitch their innovation.
The EIC created a new Story 2 March 2021
TOUCHLESS, a new project supported under the EU’s Horizon 2020 EIC Pathfinder funding programme, proposes innovation in haptic technologies used in virtual social interactions. It could help people who cannot fulfil their need for touch, e.g. because of social distancing rules.
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 this month’s edition is Laila Danielsen, CEO of Elliptic Labs.
The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is organising, on 4 March 2021, a webinar on practical business focusing on ‘How to utilise the EPA’- the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Mercedes-Benz invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 11 & 12 May 2021. This specially designed service is meant to gear up your collaboration with the German car maker and forge new partnerships.
This time last year AB inBev, the Belgian beer giant, co-hosted an EIC Corporate Day and opened the doors of their brewery for 32 EIC-innovators. Let’s take a look back at the event and see what inspirational stories and developments came from it.
Share your input in this survey! The EIC aspires to gain a better understanding of your current status quo regarding market expansion, and to analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on such strategy. Your feedback will help shape the OTF 2.0 programme and tailor-fit it to your needs.
On the World Day of Social Justice, discover how 3 EIC-funded innovations are making a social impact.
Last month, the French start-up ThrustMe successfully fired their first iodine-fuelled electric propulsion system in space. This world-first in-orbit demonstration has the potential to transform the space industry.
The European Innovation Council and EuroQuity-Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors.
Four corporates for the price of one, that’s what EIC-beneficiaries were offered during the EIC Corporate Day with Dutch giants on Health, which took place on 1 and 2 February 2021.
Are you interested? Discover how the programme works and apply before 14th February.
Last month, the world's leading research and advisory company Gartner showcased one of the projects developed by the company, the EIC-funded project MIIMETIQ, as the Worldwide Best Practice for Industry 4.0 and featured the innovation in its 2020 Global Symposium.
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. In this month's episode, we had the chance to meet with Corinne Versini, CEO and founder of Genes'Ink.
The EIC kicked of 2021 with a new EIC ePitching with Investors, this time on the topic of manufacturing, together with EuroQuity-Bpifrance. Seven EIC-funded SMES, all working on innovations related to manufacturing, got the chance to go head-to-head and impress the investor jury.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites you to apply to an EIC Corporate Day on digitalization, taking place virtually on 26-30 April 2021. The event will bring together 11 different German innovation actors across many different sectors.
DIGIPREDICT proposes the first of its kind digital twin – designed, developed and calibrated on patient measurements of various digital biomarkers and their interaction.
To celebrate the 3rd International Day of Education, the EIC Community gathered 5 EIC EdTech innovations shaping the school’s future. From robotics and artificial intelligence to virtual reality, many technological advances are strengthening education thanks to innovation.
The tool ensured full security compliance and optimal uptime to 75 hospitals, clinics and universities from 14 different countries.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Saint-Gobain invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 10 March 2021.
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.
The European Innovation Council is organising a Procurers Day with José de Mello Group, one of Portugal’s largest economic groups.
The company, part of the EU-funded SOLNATIDE consortium , is accelerating the development of peptide-based treatments targeting these late-stage COVID-19 patients and conducting a clinical study at the Medical University of Vienna.
The EIC created a new Story 18 December 2020
Women in Tech-event was organised on 17 and 18 December 2020. In total 19 women-led companies had the opportunity to pitch in front of more than 20 investor firms.
The EIC created a new Story 18 December 2020
For the very first coaching corner episode, we bring together Peter Kurt Fromme-Knoch, CEO of the Austrian company Aero Enterprise and Andreas Preuß, the business coach that followed their two EIC-funded projects.
On 15 December 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) virtually touched down in Berlin, the final stop of this year’s new series of EIC Innovation Hub Visits.
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we dive into the stories of EIC innovators and get a glimpse of the persons behind the startups. Today's guest is Märt-Erik Martens, the co-founder and CEO of Estonian Gelatex.
The cities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Paris, Tallinn and Stavanger invite innovators/companies to submit offers for the AI4CITIES pre-commercial procurement.
2 and 3 December 2020 marked the 10th EIC Corporate Day of the year. Together with Caixabank Payments and Consumer we dived into the world of fintech, inviting 24 EIC-innovators from 12 different countries to pitch their innovations.
The EIC created a new Story 8 December 2020
The Gothenburg-based company achieved $1 billion in market valuation in just 4.5 years and became the first EIC-funded unicorn.
On 30 November 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) and Amadeus, one of the leading technological providers for the travel industry, hosted an online EIC Corporate Day, bringing together 15 start-ups.
On 24 November 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) and Thales & Thales Alenia Space hosted their first online EIC Corporate Day, bringing together 13 of the most innovative start-ups in Europe.
The Italian startup D-Orbit developed a ‘space taxi service’ to combat the threat of trash in orbit and has stood out in the overcrowded space market.
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 26 January 2021, 2 PM (CET).
The investment is in the top five funding rounds of the cleantech sector in the EU this year and will further accelerate Skeleton's growth.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services is glad to invite you to pitch your health innovations and discover business opportunities with four large Dutch corporates.
The EIC created a new Story 20 November 2020
Together with PKO Bank Polski, the EIC organised their first Corporate Day in the Central-European country, inviting 12 EIC-backed companies from 10 countries to pitch their Fintech-innovations to well over 70 corporate representatives.
The EIC created a new Story 17 November 2020
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. Today’s guest is Patricia Scanlon, the founder and CEO of SoapBox Labs.
The new EIC Pathfinder project wants to develop laser-induced hierarchical micro-/nano-structures for controlled cell adhesion at implants.
After having digitally attended Stockholm’s innovation scene, the European Innovation Council continued its digitally journey all the way down south, to witness Barcelona’s innovation landscape first-hand. On 3 and 4 November, EIC-innovators had the chance to meet with Barcelona’s largest corporates

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