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The EIC created a new Story 16 July 2018
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The project MASLOWATEN won the “best pitch” competition at EASME's “Promoting market-ready water innovations – Investors’ café”, an event dedicated to exploitation, investment and market uptake of eco-innovative solutions in water and circular economy. The project is dealing with the market uptake of an innovative irrigation solution based on low water energy consumption.
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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.
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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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Medtronic is hosting an open Innovation day in Tolochenaz, Switzerland, on 29 November. Companies funded under the SME Instrument, Fast Track to Innovation and FET-Open programs are welcome to apply until 30 September.
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European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot is promoting a networking event with SUEZ. The event will take place in the Museu Agbar de les Aigües in Barcelona on 14 and 15 November. Companies funded under the EIC pilot are invited to apply until 29 August.
The EIC created a new Story 24 July 2018
Since being awarded the H2020-SME instrument phase 2 grant in 2014, eVision has taken a structured approach to developing, testing, piloting, improving and implementing the various technological innovations required to create its Cumulative Dynamic Barrier Risk system.
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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The European Innovation Council pilot and Sonae are promoting a networking event for companies working on solutions for a sustainable future for the food business. The event will take place in Lisbon on 21 and 22 November. Applications are open until 30 August.
The EIC created a new Story 24 July 2018
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The EIC Innovators’ Summit is approaching, have you registered yet? The event is on invitation only and the programme is all the more exclusive for small companies funded by the European Innovation Council pilot! See the highlights of the programme for you to plan your event.
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.
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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Teal IT SA, operating under the Digiteal trade mark, aims at simplifying all processes related to the management and the payment of invoices for all the actors involved (companies and their customers). Starting on the Belgian market, expansion to the entire Europe is under way.
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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.
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.
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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 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.
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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.
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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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 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.
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 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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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.
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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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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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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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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.
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.
Registration for the first stakeholder conference of the Blue Bioeconomy Forum on 7th December in Amsterdam, is now OPEN !
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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.
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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 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.
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.
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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 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 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. 
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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.
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.
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 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.
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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 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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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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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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.
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.
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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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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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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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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.
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 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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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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.
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
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.
European Innovation Council pilot's funded company Adverty AB has integrated its award winning advertising platform into eSport game.
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.
This is a great opportunity for Paris based EIC-SMEi beneficiaries to attend VIVATECH Paris - The world’s rendez-vous for startups & leaders https://vivatechnology.com
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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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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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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.
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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").
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.
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.
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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.
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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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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 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.
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 19 August 2019
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European Research and Innovation Days is the first annual policy event of the European Commission, bringing together stakeholders to debate and shape the future research and innovation landscape. This event will feature three main elements: a high-level Policy Conference, the Innovative Europe Hub and the ‘Science is Wonderful’ exhibition of EU-funded projects.
The EIC created a new Story 21 August 2019
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CELLINK has entered in an agreement with the owners of cytena GmbH to acquire all cytena shares for a purchase price of 30.25 M€. The Freiburg, Germany – based venture specialises in single-cell printing technology. The deal will expand Cellink’s capabilities in both pharma and cosmetics.
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Medical technology company EBAMed announced the successful completion of a CHF 1.2 million seed financing round. EBAMed develops medical devices to enhance protontherapy, a precise non-invasive treatment option for heart arrhythmia patients. The seed financing will be used to test EBAMed‘s first integrated ultrasound-based device to monitor heart motion and command the therapy machine. These pre-clinical tests are planned for 2020 in at least one protontherapy center in Europe or the United States.
The EIC created a new Story 4 September 2019
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded podcast company Acast secures a 25 million € quasi-equity financing agreement with the European Investment Bank. As well as independent podcasts, Acast also looks after the audio content of larger publishers, such as the Financial Times, the Guardian, Vogue, Aftonbladet and Billboard.
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An e-pitching session, organised by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot's Accelerator, which allows SME’s to virtually pitch their business ideas to key investors, will be taking place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm CTE 18 September this year.
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Small, innovative, companies create the majority of new jobs in the European economy. Technological advances are making it easier and cheaper to start enterprises with limited own resources - but SMEs often struggle to scale up and create new jobs, including recruiting talent. EASME will provide funds to employ a post-doctoral researcher for one year to work on an innovative project in an SME to address these challenges and develop the ecosystem of innovation support to SMEs in Europe.
The EIC created a new Story 13 September 2019
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We are proud to announce the second exclusive e-Pitching session organized by the EIC Pilot! We are organizing a targeted e-pitching session with the following investors: EDP Ventures, Finindus, Danfoss, Demeter and Iberdola for the following industrial sector: renewable energy.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 10 October 2018
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The European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument is funding outstanding women innovators that break new grounds in technology, science and engineering. This year four women entrepreneurs funded by the SME Instrument have made it to Forbes' Europe’s Top 50 Women in Tech 2018 list.
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.
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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On July 3rd, Ada Health, one of the EIC beneficiaries, has been distinguished in the "Hottest Health" section, on the Europas - the European Tech Startup Awards and Unconference held in London.
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108 innovative projects will get support from the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot to bring their innovations faster onto the market. The total amount to be distributed to the projects under the EIC Accelerator and the Fast Track to Innovation strands of the EIC pilot is €210.216 million. Each project will receive between €0.5 and €3 million. With this funding and extra business acceleration support, innovative companies will be able to finance their close-to-market innovation activities and get on the market faster.
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European Innovation Council pilot's funded company CEAD was the winner in the area of Innovative Processes with its development of an additive manufacturing process, which permits the use of continuous fibres in large components required for industrial applications.
The EIC created a new Story 24 September 2019
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The EIC Accelerator pilot – previously known as the SME Instrument – carefully selects the best innovators in Europe and bridges the critical investment gap in early-stage innovation, making the companies an ideal investment opportunity for follow-up investment from private entities. The 2019 edition of the Innovation Kitchen report presents the portfolio of successful companies emerging from Europe’s most wanted innovation funding programme for small businesses.
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The number of tech IPOs is growing in Europe, yet only 2% of tech startups adopt it as their financing strategy. Is it for established companies only and a heavy bureaucratic exercise? To get some answers join the session about IPOs during European Research and Innovation Days and discover expert insight and live testimonials from listed EIC funded companies.
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Why Corporate Venturing is key to speed innovation? How do large corporations benefit from collaborating with SMEs/Startups? And what is the role of the European Innovation Council (EIC) in fostering this collaboration? All these and other questions will be on the table for discussion by four high level experts at the European R&I Days next 25th September 2019 in Brussels.

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