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The EIC created a new Story 13 August 2019
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded Finnish company ICEYE has been featured in BBC for an impressive demonstration of its novel technology's capabilities. The company is the first in the world to achieve better than 1 meter resolution imagery from under-100kg (220 pounds) SAR satellites. This level of performance is expected from traditional spacecraft that weigh a tonne or more and cost in excess of one hundred million euros, but Iceye's breakthrough satellites are the size of a suitcase and cost only a couple of million to build.
The EIC created a new Story 12 August 2019
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The EIC Accelerator offers optional equity investment in addition to a grant to small companies that want to put their breakthrough innovations on the market. Innovative companies can apply for a grant or up to 17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company CustoMem that develops advanced materials for selectively removing target chemical compounds from water, has announced an oversubscribed seed round of $3.55m from leading sustainability investors.
The Transport Research Arena 2020 conference (TRA 2020) is hosted and organised by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Finnish Transport and Communications Agency, the Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency, Business Finland, VTT and co-organised by the European Commission, will take place in Helsinki, from 27 to 30 April 2020.
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AlphaSense, an European Innovation Council pilot's funded artificial intelligence (AI) platform, has secured $50 million in a Series B funding round led by Innovation Endeavors. AlphaSense already claims over 1000 corporate clients that use its market intelligence service.
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Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation have jointly invested 80 M€ in Rimac Automobili - the Croatian high-performance electric vehicle technology and sportscar company. The companies have announced a strategic partnership to collaborate on the development of high-performance electric vehicles.
The EIC created a new Story 8 July 2019
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The European Innovation Council Pilot has been funding multiple projects dealing with New Space technologies over the years. Aerospace, Internet of Things, telecommunications, Earth observation, agriculture: these are only few of the domains that the funded companies are revolutionising thanks to their disruptive work.
The EIC created a new Story 4 July 2019
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DNA Script raised $38.5 Million in Series B Financing led by LSP, one of Europe's largest and most experienced healthcare investment firms. The proceeds will enable DNA Script to accelerate the development of the company's first products based on its industry-leading enzymatic technology for de novo synthesis of nucleic acids.
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The European Commission is looking for experts to review applications for the EIC Horizon Prize for Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid. The challenge of this Prize is to develop innovative solutions for the delivery of humanitarian aid based on frugal application of advanced technologies. The Prize, with a total value of €5 million, will be allocated in five awards of €1 million each for the best, proven, cost-effective tech-based solution for humanitarian aid in five distinct thematic areas: shelter and related assistance; water, sanitation and hygiene; energy; health and medical care; other forms of humanitarian aid ("open category").
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KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training (SAT) and simulated phishing platform, announced the acquisition of CLTRe - a Norwegian company focused on helping organizations assess, build, maintain and measure a strong security posture. CLTRe will continue to operate as an independent subsidiary of KnowBe4, and service customers globally. CLTRe’s Toolkit and Security Culture Framework will be available to all KnowBe4 customers later this year.
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Infarm, a Germany-based European Innovation Council pilot's funded company that distributes “modular farms” to grocery stores and other urban locations, has raised $100 million in a series B round of equity and debt funding led by Atomico, with participation from existing investors including Balderton Capital, Cherry Ventures, Astanor Ventures, and TriplePoint Capital.
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BuntPlanet and Siemens have signed a sales distributorship agreement. With this agreement, the two companies provide a comprehensive portfolio on equipment, software and services offering advanced solutions for the water industry, especially for the water leakage detection. This will amplify to reduce water losses, secure the water supply and increase efficiency significantly. With this cooperation, both partners will make a major contribution towards securing sustainable water supplies worldwide.
European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Adverty AB has integrated its award winning advertising platform into eSport game.
Unlike fresh humus such as compost, stable humus makes a long-term contribution to soil fertility. It takes many years to form naturally - but now, for the first time, a manufactured granulate is available. European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Novihum Technologies is offering this product as an instant, lasting fix for tired soils is carrying out EU-funded research and development for its commercialisation.
The EIC created a new Story 21 May 2019
An innovative initiative to find technological solutions involving predictive, preventive and corrective analysis of natural phenomena that threaten services provided to our customers.
The European Innovation Council pilot's funded company InnovaFeed, specialized in the production of insect proteins, announced to have completed a round of 40 million euros, the majority in the form of capital, led by a group of investors by Creadev, the Mulliez family's fund, and Temasek, the Singaporean investment giant. These follow the historical shareholders of the company, including Accuracy partners and Olivier Duha, co-founder of Webhelp, in a total of over 55 M€ secured in 2018
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With oceans becoming clogged by plastics, companies are introducing eco-friendly consumer products to take advantage of the public growing concerns over plastic waste. Most of the plastics are actually packaging. This problem has been addressed by some biodegradable solutions such as bioplastic, paper or even bamboo containers. However, they still need at least half a year to degrade. Warsaw-based manufacturer Biotrem is making more than 10 million pieces of biodegradable disposable (single-use) tableware and cutlery that compost — without need for industrial composting facilities — within 30 days.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Signinum Inovação, through XpectralTEK, has developed a multispectral imaging technology that allows to control pests and anticipate diseases in the vineyards. The technology is now being tested with Vinho Verde producers from the Minho region of Portugal.
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