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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
eic-accelerator
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
events-womeninnovators
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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