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On 21 April 2021, the EIC GHG Programme will be officially launched with an event that will outline its services. Discover how to register and don't miss our session!
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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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.
The EIC created a new Story 21 February 2020
On 19-20 February 2020, companies supported under the European Innovation Council (EIC)  had the opportunity to accelerate their business collaborating with AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer and one of Europe’s biggest food and drinks companies. AB InBev opened its doors to 32 SMEs to pitch and present their business cases at the group’s Global Innovation and Technology Center (GITEC) in its home city of Leuven, Belgium.
Greening agriculture is one of the main challenges in the fight against climate change. In line with the European Green Deal, the European Commission adopted a comprehensive new Biodiversity Strategy to bring nature back into our lives and a Farm to Fork Strategy for a healthy and environmentally friendly food system. Many pesticides and antibiotics are being banned to ensure healthier food, boost organic farming and privilege the use of eco-friendly solutions. Founded in 2018, the EIC-funded innovation developed by Agrosustain is a good example working on this domain. The Swiss start-up is trying to reduce food waste and promote sustainable agriculture with natural solutions for pest management.
The European Innovation Council and Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors. This edition will focus on manufacturing and will take place on 16 February 2021, 2 PM (CET).
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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 31 October 2019
Communication plays an important role in making sure your project has a lasting impact! That's why communicating your project results is a requirement under virtually all EU programmes
On 21 November, at the G-STIC conference in Brussels, you will have the chance to meet more than 150 public & private procurers of innovative solutions!
The EIC created a new Story 10 December 2019
The European Innovation Council invites you to pitch your company and discover business opportunities with one of the largest fast-moving consumer goods companies in the world: Anheuser-Busch InBev. Meet with top ABInBev’s decision makers and network with like-minded innovators in this engaging, exclusive event designed to accelerate your business.
This year’s list of the top European startups to follow is an eclectic fusion of scaleups and creative startups that are gaining ground in the continent’s ecosystem.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services, together with Tchibo and Beiersdorf, invite you to apply for our joint EIC Corporate Day, a specially designed service to increase and accelerate your business collaborations. Beiersdorf, a global player in personal-care products, and Tchibo, one of Germany largest retail chains, are looking for innovative approaches to sustainable solutions, digital consumer experience/sales channels and non-food, among many other things.
On 8 April 2020 a limited number of EIC-backed up SMEs will have the chance to show their innovative solutions in the fields of agriculture, food & nutrition.
The EIC created a new Story 10 March 2020
The Seal of Excellence is a quality label awarded to project proposals submitted to Horizon 2020, the EU's research and innovation funding programme, to help these possible projects find alternative funding.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services launches its brand-new exclusive Planet.tech challenge. This is a great opportunity for EIC SMEs to enhance cooperation with large corporates and co-create innovative solutions to a number of pre-determined challenges related to the European Green Deal, the European Commission roadmap to make EU’s economy sustainable.
Last week the European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services launched its Planet.tech challenge, a new initiative under its Corporate Partnership Programme. In the upcoming days, we will highlight the different challenges and introduce you to the corporates involved. First up is Nestlé. The Swiss multinational food and drink company is going green, clean and committed to ensure a healthier future. This week Nestlé added new challenges to Planet.Tech. Do you want to know more? It’s time to feed your curiosity.
The EIC created a new Story 10 April 2020
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and AB InBev invite you to participate in our brand-new Planet.tech challenge. Concerned about reducing its impact on the environment, the world’s leading brewer is picking up the pace of its sustainable development. This is a great opportunity to enhance your cooperation with AB InBev and co-create innovative solutions to a number of pre-determined challenges related to the European Green Deal.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services brings together four Dutch Corporate giants (Eneco, KPN, Rabobank and Unilever) and invites you to pitch your company and discover business opportunities with them in a dedicated online EIC Corporate Day next 29 and 30 June 2020.
For the very first time, the European Innovation Council organised the Coordinators’ Day virtually, meeting the companies funded by the EIC under Phase 2 in an online session. The purpose was to gather the EIC coordinators from the recently awarded projects, get familiar with the project management procedures and discover more in-depth the Business Acceleration Services.
On 3 and 4 June 2020 the European Innovation Council celebrated the launched of a brand-new initiative specifically focused on the EU Green Deal. The EIC Planet.tech brings together EIC-backed start-ups/scale-ups with four large corporates, namely AB inBev, DEME, Nestle and P&G, with the objective to develop a number of impactful Proof of Concepts (PoC).
Last week, 3 and 4 June, saw the kick-off of yet another new EIC-initiative, Planet.tech, an event focused on EU Green Deal-challenges. The online session brought together 28 EIC-backed start-ups/scale-ups with four large corporates, namely AB InBEV, Deme, Nestle and P&G, with the objective to develop a number of Proof of Concepts (PoC) and enhance the cooperation between start-ups/scale-ups and large corporates.
The EIC created a new Story 8 July 2020
On 29 and 30 June 33 EIC-beneficiaries went on a digital tour of the Netherlands during the EIC Corporate Day with Dutch giants. During the event, the SMEs matched up and explored business opportunities and collaborations with four of the Netherlands’ largest corporates: Eneco, KPN, Rabobank and Unilever.
The EIC created a new Story 9 July 2020
On 3 and 4 June 2020 the European Innovation Council celebrated the launched of a brand-new initiative specifically focused on the EU Green Deal. The EIC Planet.tech brings together EIC-backed start-ups/scale-ups with four large corporates, namely AB inBev, DEME, Nestle and P&G, with the objective to develop a number of impactful Proof of Concepts (PoC). Nicolas Verschelden, Head of Digital Innovation ABI Europe and Managing Partner Dream Tech alliance, a joint consortium of different tech-partners that co-innovate and co-invest together, goes deeper into AB InBev’s motivations for joining Planet.tech and what they are hoping to get out of it.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites all EIC Pathfinder-beneficiaries to participate in our brand-new exclusive Corporate Pathfinder-initiative. This is a great opportunity to work together with some of Europe’s largest corporates and speed up the development of your technology.
The EIC created a new Story 6 August 2020
Coming back from a busy day at work, for a long trip by car, we all choose take-away beverages. If you’re in need of some refreshment, you can find them in large coolers in gas stations, supermarkets and in other stores. Most of these coolers consume high amounts of energy, take up a lot of space and are, often, very basic in their design. Nordic 24/7 comes with a solution. With their space cooler ‘Home of Cool’, they are bringing a sleeker, smarter and more eco-friendly cooler to stores and restaurants near you.
Hacker, innovator, out-of-the-box-thinker, engineer or tech geek? We want you! Join Europe’s 1st Greenathon from 27 October to 30 October 2020, with the whole EIC crowd. Tackle our society’s challenges to help transform Europe into the first climate neutral continent by 2050! Many attractive prizes are waiting for you! Interested? Keep your eyes on the EIC Community and mark your calendars for 27-30 October 2020.
By turning climate and environmental challenges into opportunities, Europe is striving to be the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. In this light, the European Innovation Council is giving all EIC beneficiaries the opportunity to participate in the very first European ‘Greenathon’: an ideation
On 3 and 4 June 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) celebrated the launch of a brand-new initiative specifically focused on corporate engagement on the EU Green Deal: The EIC Planet.tech. With the support of the members of the EIC advisory board, Jim Snabe and Yousef Yousef, the EIC Planet.tech has brought together EIC-backed start-ups/scale-ups with four large corporates (AB InBev, DEME Group, Nestle and P&G) with the objective to develop a number of impactful Proof of Concepts (PoC).
The EIC created a new Story 3 November 2020
The EIT Hub Israel is announcing its first programme for European and Israeli start-ups. The Calling2Scale is a bootcamp and start-up competition offering globalisation support, practical tools and an international network to 12 highly motivated and disruptive Israeli and European start-ups.
After having visited the innovation scene in Stockholm and Barcelona, Berlin is the EIC’s last destination for this year. A great opportunity to get to know Berlin’s innovation ecosystem, meet with corporates, investors and accelerators and submerge yourself in Berlin’s unique business culture.
On 15 December 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) virtually touched down in Berlin, the final stop of this year’s new series of EIC Innovation Hub Visits.
New month, new ePitching with investors. February’s session was focused on Agritech and organised in partnership with EuroQuity – BPI France. Let’s discover the winner and impressions from the session.
The European Innovation Council is open for new collaborations with the largest and more innovative Corporations in Europe. To join the programme, please apply here.
This time last year AB inBev, the Belgian beer giant, co-hosted an EIC Corporate Day and opened the doors of their brewery for 32 EIC-innovators. Let’s take a look back at the event and see what inspirational stories and developments came from it.
Just a few months ago you received an email saying that you’ve been accepted to the EIC Accelerator-programme. After the initial excitement of the (financial) support, you might be left with a few questions. Everything will be answered during the Virtual EIC Accelerator Coordinators’ Day in June.
One of the key components of the EIC GHG programme is the GHG tool which will offer a carbon footprint assessment and propose mitigation measures for your company. On 16 July 2021, from 09.30-11.00 (CEST), we will host an introductory webinar, presenting the tool.
Every year, on 5 June, the World Environment Day is celebrated across the world to raise awareness on pressing environmental issues. To mark this date, we sat down with 3 EIC-funded entrepreneurs using innovation to restore the planet.