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The EIC created a new Story 26 March 2019
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Irish technology company SoapBox Labs has teamed up with Microsoft to bring its child focused speech recognition software to the tech giant’s Azure platform. The company will see its tech deployed in a school pilot programme to prove it has a global, scalable product.
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot in collaboration with Saint-Gobain is promoting a matchmaking event in Paris on 22-23 May. Companies funded by the EIC pilot and working in advanced materials and innovative manufacturing technologies are invited to pitch their business ideas and unlock growth opportunities. Applications are open until April 7.
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On 7 March, 15 companies backed by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot headed to Stockholm to learn more about the IPO process and pitch to top European investors.
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Withlocals continues to attract investors after securing a €2.5m grant from the European Innovation Council's pilot SME Instrument back in 2015. This time the company raised €8m on a Series B round led by London-based Keen Venture Partners with participation from existing investor Inkef Capital.
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Dayuse is one the leading hotel booking startups from Europe to watch, according to Silicon Canals, the Benelux blog about technology, entrepreneurship, innovation and the startup ecosystem.
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RELEX Solutions was founded in 2005 and provides end-to-end retail planning solutions that allow for accurate forecasting and replenishment, localised assortments, profitable use of space, and optimised workforce planning. In 2015, RELEX received a Phase1 50 000€ grant from the EIC pilot SME Instrument followed by a Phase2 grant of 1.4 million euros in 2016.
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Artomatix, Nuritas & SoapBoxLabs, backed by the European Innovation Council pilot, were featured on Siliconrepublic.com's 10 amazing European AI startups to watch list. For Siliconrepublic.com there is a growing belief that the artificial intelligence (AI) revolution could be even more profound than the internet revolution and Europe is awash with talent and technology in the AI space.
The EIC created a new Story 21 February 2019
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and Euronext invite you to apply for a pitching and learning event in Paris, France. Don’t miss this opportunity to gain insight on the best way to take your company public and pitch your business to top-tier European investors. Apply until 24 March 2019.
The EIC created a new Story 12 February 2019
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot of the European Commission invites you to apply for an exclusive pitching event dedicated to empowering women innovators. The event will take place in European Commission premises, in Brussels, on 4 April. Do not miss this opportunity to pitch your business to top-tier European investors, meet with like-minded women entrepreneurs and investors and discuss how to tackle the financing gap for women entrepreneurs.
The EIC created a new Story 24 January 2019
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and EDP are promoting a EIC Corporate Day in Lisbon for companies working in world-class solutions for clean energy, energy storage, electric mobility and digital technologies.
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On 3 and 4 April 2019, at the InQbet Accelerator in Brussels, a limited hand-picked number of companies backed by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot will have the opportunity to pitch and present their business cases and to engage in one-on-one business meetings with representatives from some of the leading Corporates in Europe, including P&G, AB InBev, Nokia, DEME, Cargill, Umicore, GSK, Belfius, ING and Ingenico, among others.
The EIC created a new Story 10 January 2019
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) and comdirect bank AG invite you to apply for an EIC Corporate Day to pitch your company, discover challenges and explore opportunities combining the financial sector with the insurtech, digital healthcare, proptech or next level customer relationship management. Meet with top representatives and network with like-minded innovators in this engaging, exclusive event designed to accelerate your business.
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Elliptic Labs was listed as CES 2019 hottest new tech for it's demo a radar-like system that lets smart speakers detect their owners' approach.
The EIC created a new Story 19 December 2018
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and Orange invite you to pitch your innovation, discover challenges and explore opportunities within the telecommunications, IoT and digitalization sectors. Applications are open until 20 January 2019.
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and MAN Truck & Bus invite you to pitch your company, discover existing challenges and explore new business opportunities within the sectors of mobility, transport and logistics. Applications are open until 16 January 2019.
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European Innovation Council pilot’s funded company Lightpoint Medical, a leader in intraoperative molecular imaging and sensing, has secured £5 million in equity finance to fuel the company’s commercial growth. Investors included existing and new shareholders Cambridge Capital Group, Venture Founders, Coutts Investment Club, Envestors, Fund Twenty8, SyndicateRoom, and Oxford Technology. 
The EIC created a new Story 7 December 2018
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and Nasdaq invite you to apply for an exclusive pitching event for Deep Tech companies in Stockholm, Sweden. Don’t miss this opportunity to pitch your business to top-tier European investors, meet with like-minded entrepreneurs and explore new finance opportunities. Applications are open until 2 January 2019.
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Nuritas, Dublin-based start-up backed by U2’s Bono and The Edge as well as Salesforce’s Marc Benioff, has become the first Irish biotech to gain direct support from the European Investment Bank (EIB) with a new funding round worth €30m.
The EIC created a new Story 5 December 2018
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Sulapac, the Finnish company listed among the top-100 hottest start-ups in Europe by Wired Magazine, welcomes the French luxury house Chanel as investor, the first coming from the cosmetic industry.
The EIC created a new Story 3 December 2018
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Kitepower, whose focus is to develop the future generation of wind energy systems, welcomed Hendrik Hutting, widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of the modern wind energy industry, as part of their advisory board last month as enthusiastic investor and pioneering wind energy entrepreneur.
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EIC pilot funded company PENSUMO won the Startup category in the second edition of the Spanish Awards "Los II Premios Digitales El Español", with the collaboration of Omicrono and El Androide Libre, last November 8.
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On 5 and 6 February 2019, a selected number of highly innovative companies funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot will have the opportunity to present their business cases and ideas and to connect and network with Evonik managers in Essen, Germany.
The EIC created a new Story 20 November 2018
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EIC pilot funded company Billon is one of the three winners of the Global FinTech Accelerator by Monetary Authority of Singapore, part of Singapore FinTech Festival. The company was awarded for its zero-cost transaction DLT platform, opening the $3T micropayments market to financial institutions. The 12-week acceleration program and the jury's verdict confirm Billon's solutions to be a great fit for ASEAN market.
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The European Innovation Council pilot and TechTour are promoting two exclusive online pitching sessions on Healthtech and Digital Technologies on 15 November. The best companies in each pitching session will pitch at the European Venture Contest Final in Düsseldorf where they will meet with 120+ investors.
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EIC pilot funded company Kunak Technologies SL installed today its first air quality device at Stade Louis II in Monaco. The company will provide six more devices that will be installed on athletics tracks around the world in the coming months as part of a pilot programme designed to highlight the need for clean air.
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The EIC pilot funded company TG0 was the winner of the EIC Innovators' Summit "New materials" Pitching Session and the public vote of the event for Best Pitch.
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A total of 246 SMEs from 24 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the SME Instrument. Between them, the companies will receive a total amount of €12.2 million from the EU's research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020, to get their innovations faster on the market.
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In May 2018, the EIC pilot’s funded company Sensius won the first EBAN-EASME Scaleup of the Month. As winner of the ePitch, Sensius was invited to pitch at the EBAN Winter Summit. Two weeks ago in Luxembourg at EBAN’s Winter Summit, Sensius stole the show by winning the Pitching Contest.
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot funded company Nova Innovation is flying the flag for Europe’s renewable energy industry after winning the Enterprise Europe Network Award 2018 for its ground-breaking projects in tidal energy and micro-grids.
Micromotors are small high-performance electric motors that fit in the palm of a hand.
The EIC created a new Story 24 October 2018
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot stimulates strong collaboration between the innovative companies it funds and large corporates, investors, technology giants and industrial leaders to spur new partnerships and help small companies scale-up their business. Interested? See here what we're planning.
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The European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Varjo Technologies, the Finnish startup that made a splash earlier this year with news it had developed a virtual reality headset capable of “human-eye resolution,” has raised $31 million in Series B funding.
The EIC created a new Story 17 October 2018
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One of the objectives of the Business Acceleration Services available to companies funded by the EIC pilot is to help bridge the gap between SMEs and big corporates. To this end, the EIC pilot and Solvay promoted a networking and pitching event bringing together 19 innovators working in the fields of advanced composites, material engineering and IT solutions.
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot's funded company Castor EDC received the Deloitte Fast50 award for being the number 1 fastest growing technology company in the healthcare sector and number 4 overall in the Netherlands.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Lingokids just raised $6 million on top of the $1.3 million grant from the EIC SME Instrument earlier this year. Lingokids is a subscription-based platform that teaches English to children ages 2 to 8 as a fun and personalized learning experience.
The EIC created a new Story 9 October 2018
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On 11 December, Veolia is hosting a networking and pitching event in Paris, in cooperation with the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot. Small and medium-sized enterprises funded under the EIC pilot programmes are welcome to apply until 31 October.
The EIC created a new Story 8 October 2018
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And it’s a wrap! On 10 and 11 September over 850 top SMEs, investors, corporate representatives, researchers and influencers met to network and exchange knowledge in Berlin.
The EIC created a new Story 3 October 2018
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European Innovaton Council pilot's SME Instrument-funded company, AlgaEnergy, is exploring microalgae’s wide potential. This year, the AlgaEnergy signed a commercial agreement with a fertilizer leader in Spain, to combine efforts on its products and other agricultural bio stimulants. The company also recently opened a subsidiary in Japan.
The EIC created a new Story 2 October 2018
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Two SME Instrument-funded companies make it to the list of 50 hottest fintech companies in Europe. Both companies use blockchain technology to fight financial exclusion.
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Did you know the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument is joining forces with leading business minds for an exclusive series of workshops to help you grow your company? Have a look at our SME Instrument Academy Workshops.
A total of 65 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 16 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument. The companies will receive a total amount of €113 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
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The Spanish project ECUVal aims to implement an innovative wastewater treatment system that could solve the problems of textile wastewater, one of the main water consumer industries, which is generating high volumes of wastewater with high levels of coloration and salinity.
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On 28 November, Ferrovial is hosting a networking event for companies funded under the EIC pilot. If your company is working on sustainable solutions aligned with Ferrovial’s business lines, you are welcome to apply until 7 September.
On 2017, Heliox has received an order for a further 23 x 450kW Opportunity Charge System and 86 x FAST DC 30kW CCS bus chargers from Connexxion (Transdev), to power the largest single fleet of opportunity charged electric buses in the world.

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