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In this new series, we will discover what makes these corporates tick, what is their approach to innovation and what are they looking for. Tobias Ruch, scouting & communication manager at DB mindbox – the startup hub of Deutsche Bahn Group - is representing DB mindbox in the following interview.
Every year on 1 August it is celebrated the World Wide Web Day. Here we have the perfect occasion to bring to light 3 EIC-funded companies that are taking action to enhance our online life and keep innovative minds sparkling together, no matter where they might be located.
After receiving the EIC Accelerator grant last year, Positrigo announced that the European Innovation Council Fund (EIC Fund) awarded the company with €1.5 million to top up the second tranche of Positrigo’s series A.
The EIC created a new Story 29 July 2021
The EIC invites EIC Pathfinder (former FET-Open & FET-Proactive) and Transition beneficiaries to apply for the EIC Innovation Bootcamp 2.0: a virtual four-day intensive training in entrepreneurship and technology commercialisation taking place from 15 to 17 November and on 10 December 2021.
The EIC created a new Story 29 July 2021
For those that still need a gentle nudge in the right direction we gathered several inspiring EIC companies for you, projects that are taking the motto "climate action is a business case" to the next level. In this week’s edition we meet with CemeCon Scandinavia.
The European Commission invites SMEs to express their views and opinions on the revision of the R&D and Specialisation Block Exemption Regulations.
To help industries clean up their workplaces, the tech company Is CLEAN AIR Italia took their water-based air-purifying IoT system to new markets, and the innovation is now reducing air contaminants by more than 90% in multiple environments. Discover their Green Innovation in the EIC Community.
Our guest for today is Natalia Tomiyama, the co-founder of NÜWIEL. NÜWIEL provides innovative solutions to move goods in a sustainable and cost-efficient way. Find out more about Natalia’s story in July’s EIC Coffee Break article.
The EIC created a new Story 22 July 2021
The new European Innovation Council, launched in March 2021, celebrates its first Summit on 24-25 November 2021 in Brussels and online.
The EIC created a new Story 21 July 2021
In this new series, we will discover what makes these corporates tick, what is their approach to innovation and what they are looking for. This month we are joined by David de Schutter, Global VP of GITEC, and Jacqueline Hochreiter, AB InBev’s Head of Sustainability Europe.
AEInnova was selected as one of the 4 most innovative companies in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in the 12th IOT/ WT Innovation World Cup of the Hannover Messe fair.
The EIC is pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our next EIC ePitching with Investors on Deep Tech. This edition will focus on early-stage deep tech companies looking for an investment between EUR 500k - 3m. Mark your calendars for the 23 September 2021 at 1pm CEST.
If you didn’t have the chance to participate in the webinar, but you would like to discover more about the “Co-Creation with Public and Private Buyers of Innovations” call, we have good news for you. The video from the info session is now available on Youtube, and you can also find it here.
The EIC created a new Story 16 July 2021
We gathered several inspiring EIC companies for you, innovators that are taking the motto "climate action is a business case" to the next level. In this week’s edition we meet with Demeta, a French green chemistry company that focuses on catalysts to lower GHG impact.
Cubbit, the first European provider of distributed cloud storage, has closed a €7 million funding round. The Italian Deeptech startup, funded by the EIC, provides a 100% private, secure and green cloud storage solution, crowdsourcing computing resources.
The EIC created a new Story 14 July 2021
The EIC is organising an EIC ePitching with Procurers event with Parkering Malmö on 30 September 2021. During the session, EIC-beneficiaries are invited to pitch solutions within the topic of smart cities, specifically regarding data analysis on parking spots occupation.
The Italian startup EICAS Automazione is making ultra-accurate star trackers for small satellite operators to increase the quality of space missions. The innovation has an affordable price and determines satellite orientation in space based on a few stars and onboard star catalogues.
The EIC created a new Story 12 July 2021
The EIC and the European association representing the paper industry - Cepi invite you to apply to our joint EIC GHG Co-creation initiative. Discover how to apply below and co-create your next green innovation with one of the most sustainable sectors worldwide.
The World Population Day is celebrated every 11 July to raise awareness on global population issues. This year's celebration focuses on women and girls' reproductive health needs during the pandemic. To mark this special date, we gathered 5 EIC companies supporting women's health future.
Over the last two years, FETFX developed a cross-media communication platform, connecting science, industry and society, in order to tell stories on Future and Emerging Technologies. The project is now coming to an end, but before closing its doors, FETFX prepared a video wrapping up its history.
The EIC created a new Story 7 July 2021
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Merck invite you to apply to an EIC Corporate Day on 30 September 2021. Merck, the multinational Healthcare, Life Science and Electronics company, is looking for SMEs to share their love of science and passion for technology.
The EIC created a new Story 6 July 2021
In this week’s edition we meet with Agristarbio, a Portuguese EIC-funded company that created an innovative production process of a unique organic mineral fertilizer.
The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) just released a new report providing advice for SMEs to successfully cope with cybersecurity challenges, particularly those resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 25 & 26 May 2021, the EIC in collaboration with Trelleborg Wheel Systems brought together 14 EIC-beneficiaries for one of its flagship events, the EIC Corporate Days. During the event, Anita Krohn Traaseth, EIC AB Member, shared her views on the new era of open innovation in a 10’ speech.
Mycorena, a Scandinavian mycoprotein pioneer company, has announced the completion of a Pre-Series A funding round of €7.5 million (SEK77 million). The new investment will support Mycorena's acceleration and scaling up of its production.
On 23 & 30 July 2021, two workshops will offer important techniques to make you better at the negotiation table. The trainings, organised in partnership with Value Negotiation Technologies, will be held on two Friday mornings and take a deep dive into negotiation tactics.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is launching a call to support EIC funded companies in getting closer to public & private procurers of innovation. EIC startups and SMEs can join a dedicated info session on Monday, 5 July, from 10:00 to 11:30 CET to discover more about this new programme.
Are you raising a Series B or Series C Investment? If the answers are YES, then you should apply now to 1 year-long FREE supporting programme. Applications are open until the 30th of September 6pm CET.
In this new series, we will discover what makes these corporates tick, what is their approach to innovation and what are they looking for. This month's guest is Michael Vormittag, Head of Innovation and Partnerships at Mercedes-Benz AG.
Silicon Valley-based SVG Ventures | THRIVE has launched a regional challenge to recognize and promote key early and late-stage startups from Agtech and Foodtech. The winner will receive the THRIVE Europe Challenge Award and advance to the finals of the Global THRIVE Accelerator Program.
Last year, venture capital investors focused on digital health startups, rewarding mostly innovations with novel treatments for coronavirus or technologies to promote home care. So far, 2021 is following the same trend: the EIC already counts 5 startups raising Digital Health VC funding.
The EIC Greenhouse Gas Programme is enabling EIC beneficiaries to co-create new green solutions with these business partners, to address their sustainability challenges. SUEZ is the first business partner joining this collaborative experience. Discover how to apply here.
On 17 June 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) celebrated the official launch of the EIC Overseas Trade Fairs (OTF) 2.0 Programme.
For the first time the European Innovation Council organised an ePitching to Procurers Day, together with Vienna’s public transport operator, WIENER LINIEN and Austria’s competence center for innovation procurement, IÖB-Servicestelle.
On Tuesday 22 June 2021 (14.00-16.00 CET), the European Commission will host a session on how to successfully prepare a Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) or Public Procurement of Innovative (PPI) solutions type proposal for the Horizon Europe Programme.
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.
One of the key components of the EIC GHG programme is the GHG tool which will offer a carbon footprint assessment and propose mitigation measures for your company. On 16 July 2021, from 09.30-11.00 (CEST), we will host an introductory webinar, presenting the tool.
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.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder  (FET-Open & FET-Proactive1) and Transition beneficiaries to participate in our new instalments of the Innovation Training Workshops, taking place either on June, September or October 2021.
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 call for applications for the selection of members of the EIC Board is open until 30 June. The Commission will select between 15 and 20 members to be appointed to the Board, which is expected to start its operations in September.
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 British MedTech startup is a spin-out from Oxford University and it is developing a treatment for brain aneurysms. Discover how their innovation is overcoming challenges with existing medical devices in the EIC Community.
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.
Dealflow.eu will host an e-pitching event on the 20th of May and 25th of May , showcasing some of the most promising EU backed sustainability startups.
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 13 May 2021
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.
From plug n’ play devices to non-invasive brain stimulation tools, discover how EIC-funded innovators are revolutionising mental health treatments.
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.
Every 9 May, Europe Day is marked in the calendars to celebrate peace and unity throughout Europe. 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.
On 4 and 5 May 2021 the EIC Energy4Planet-iniatitive kicked off. In total 25 corporates and 21 EIC beneficiaries attended the kick-off meeting, respectively in the hopes of finding that new key piece of technology or partnership to scale up.
Just a few months ago you received an email saying that you’ve been accepted to the EIC Accelerator-programme. After the initial excitement of the (financial) support, you might be left with a few questions. Everything will be answered during the Virtual EIC Accelerator Coordinators’ Day in June.
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 Access2EIC project and EuroQuity-Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible Pathfinder, Innovation Launchpad and Transition to Innovation Activities startups to apply for an ePitch session to prominent European investors, taking place on Tuesday, 29 June 2021 at 2 PM CEST.
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.
ABB Electrification’s Startup Challenge, in collaboration with Microsoft and SynerLeap, is scouting for startups. Applications are now being accepted, with three winners set to each receive $30,000 for project development.
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”.
Small and medium-sized enterprises take centre stage at World IP Day 2021. This year's celebration highlights the importance of startups for growth in a post-pandemic world with the theme "IP and SMEs: Taking your ideas to market."
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 next cut-off of the Accelerator programme is welcoming applications until 28 of May 2021. Discover how to apply in the EIC Community.
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).  
The European Innovation Council is open for new collaborations with the largest and more innovative Corporations in Europe. To join the programme, please apply here.
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 EIC created a new Story 14 April 2021
On 21 April 2021, the EIC GHG Programme will be officially launched with an event that will discuss the benefits of GHG reduction and outline the services of the programme.
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.
The online Data 4 Healthy Recovery Hackathon will take place from 18 - 20 June 2021 and will be dedicated to solving the most pressing smart health challenges proposed by European industry. The 15 April deadline is approaching. Don´t miss out and register here!
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.
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 episode coincides with the World Day of Health, and presents the story behind a medical device with a communication solution for 'locked-in' patients.
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 Investor Day on Digitalisation of the European Industry, which took place on 23-24 March 2021, focused on innovative new services or products in the field of Enterprise Software, Artificial Intelligence, Internet-of-things & Cloud computing and Robotics.

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