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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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Interested in what’s happening with the capital markets in the coming 18-36 months? Apply to the next edition of TechShare Euronext’s educational programme targeted towards CEOs of small businesses keen to learn more about capital markets.
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The Director General of DG Environment will lead a company mission to boost Circular Economy in Singapore and Malaysia on 5 - 12 June 2019. During the mission, there will be several business meetings including B2B between companies that will provide to businesses and investors the opportunity to identify cooperation, technology exchanges and business opportunities. Apply now.
The EIC created a new Story 26 April 2019
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Save spending. European Innovation Council pilot's funded company PENSUMO was one of the first to give shape to this seemingly simple idea.The company is dedicated to converting daily actions and purchases into savings in a very simple way: through a mobile app.
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The European Innovation Council pilot's funded technology company CELLINK presented the results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2018/2019, showing continued growth profit. The company shows increased net sales, profit, acquisitions and new products on the way to fuel an active and healthy global community of users and resellers.
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A total of 277 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) form 25 countries have been selected for funding under the latest round of the SME Instrument, in the so-called Phase 1 of the programme. The companies will receive a total amount of €13.7 million to share between their projects to get their innovations faster on the market.
The EIC created a new Story 10 April 2019
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Companies that have women in leading positions consistently perform better than companies that don't. However, innovative, techy and digital companies still excruciatingly lack women entrepreneurs. On 4 April, 33 innovative companies led by women and funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot met for an EIC Investor Day in Brussels to promote the access of women entrepreneurs to finance.
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The European Commission received 1765 proposals for the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument Phase 2 before the latest cut-off date on 3 April 2019. SMEs from 35 countries submitted proposals.
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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To meet the strict fire and weight requirements for aircraft interiors, the current solution is to use a fire-resistant composite made of phenolic resin with glass fibre reinforcement. But phenolic parts have many drawbacks. One EU project has found a greener, cheaper alternative.
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Authenteq was named one of the 5 hottest scale-ups from up and coming tech hubs by the Next Web.
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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.
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Biometric technology company European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot’s funded company Zwipe marked on January 28th the first day of trading of its shares on Oslo Stock Exchange’s Merkur Market under the ticker symbol ZWIPE-ME. Zwipe received a Phase 2 grant from the EIC pilot SME Instrument in 2018.
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.
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The European Commission will support 283 innovative projects under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. 278 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 27 countries have been selected for funding in the latest round of the SME Instrument.
The EIC created a new Story 21 December 2018
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot, Telefónica and BBVA invite you to apply for an EIC Corporate Day to pitch your company, discover challenges and explore business opportunities within the telecoms and banking sectors. Applications are open until 20 January 2019.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 18 December 2018
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot delivers real value Business Acceleration Services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) equipped with a grant by the European Commission. After a year filled with networking opportunities, workshops sessions and matchmaking events it’s important to take the time to reflect.
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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.
The EIC created a new Story 27 November 2018
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The European Commission is awarding €5 million to the best proven solutions on Affordable High-Tech for Humanitarian Aid. EIC Horizon Prizes are part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot run under Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation Framework Programme.
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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.
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On 29 January 2019, a selected number of top innovators funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot will have the opportunity to pitch their business cases and network with Equinor and partners in Oslo, Norway.
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.
Registration for the first stakeholder conference of the Blue Bioeconomy Forum on 7th December in Amsterdam, is now OPEN !
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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.
The EIC created a new Story 26 October 2018
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot's funded company Correlata - a global leading provider of data center solutions, announced a technology partnership with Ewave in Brazil. The key partnership will enable Ewave in Brazil to provide Correlata's technology and services to their customer base.

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