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The EIC created a new Story 20 January 2020
For the first time the EIC is collaborating with the German Association of Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) to introduce your services to the Pharma Supply Chain Managers in company pitches, business speed dating and prescheduled B2B matchmakings. This workshop will take place in Dresden, Germany on the 4th of March and the overall conference takes place from 3rd to the 5th of March 2020. Applications are due on 31 January 2020.
The company, part of the EU-funded SOLNATIDE consortium , is accelerating the development of peptide-based treatments targeting these late-stage COVID-19 patients and conducting a clinical study at the Medical University of Vienna.
The EIC created a new Story 19 September 2019
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The European Innovation Council (EIC) invites you to apply for a new EIC Corporate Day to pitch, network and discover business opportunities within the beauty research and development of L’Oréal. Application is open until 3 October 2019.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites you to apply to an EIC Corporate Day on digitalization, taking place virtually on 26-30 April 2021. The event will bring together 11 different German innovation actors across many different sectors.
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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.
Janny van den Eijnden-van Raaij, the managing director of hDMT (Institute for Human Organ and Disease Model Technologies) tells us more about how Organ-on-Chip technology can mimic human physiology and the project ORCHID (ORgan-on-Chip In Development)funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program.
The EIC created a new Story 15 September 2020
NANO-EH, a new EIC Pathfinder project, will enhance emerging classes of energy harvesting nanomaterials, while surpassing the current paradigm by developing non-toxic and rare earth/lead-free materials exhibiting CMOS-compatibility and scalability for low cost and large-scale manufacturing.
For the first time the European Innovation Council organised an Innovation Procurers Day, together with the German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) and its members. During this day 9 EIC-backed innovators had the exclusive chance to pitch to innovative procurers from the Pharma industry. The event took place in Dresden, Germany on 4 March 2020 as part of the 5th Pharma Supply Chain Congress (3-5 March 2020).
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.
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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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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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 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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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.
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 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.
The EIC created a new Story 25 October 2019
The EIC Funded Company won the ‘Award Export’ at the 10th edition of the “PME RMC Trophies”.
The EIC created a new Story 31 October 2019
Scaling a company further is unforeseen on solving a number of challenges – most of those being common across all organizations out there. 96 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 20 countries gathered to share their experiences during the EIC Accelerator Welcome Day. Some of them lost the fear of the camera and, during a small interview, shared with us their innovative approach, as well as current challenges they are facing in the industry. Are you curious? Here is our first video with Restored Hearing.
10 companies funded by the EIC Pilot won a spot at the stage of the European Venture Contest Final.
The EIC created a new Story 2 December 2019
European innovators were taking full advantage of partnering with L’Oréal in Paris, France. Twelve European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot funded companies took the chance to present their groundbreaking technologies within the cosmetics sector on 26-27 November 2019.
This new funding round will enable Vetbiobank to accelerate the industrialization of the company’s product focused on treating canine osteoarthritis.
This new funding will allow the EIC-funded company to accelerate the commercialization of its artificial pancreas device designed to automatically control the blood glucose.
After a thorough application process, 10 companies funded by the EIC Pilot and working on disruptive solutions in Healthtech, Digital Technologies and CleanTech won a spot at the stage of the European Venture Contest Final. 4 finalists came out on top at the 13th edition of the Tech Tour Contest.
Participants of 11 FET Innovation Launchpad (ILP) projects came to Brussels to actively participate at a workshop held last week organised by the European Innovation Council Task Force for the Pathfinder. This event was designed to stimulate networking, develop collective intelligence on innovation management and exchange best practises.
The EIC created a new Story 15 January 2020
A recent article in Forbes listed the top Women-Led Start-ups Disrupting HealthTech. Among them is the EIC-funded company iBreve and their co-founder Flavia Wahl.
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 EIC created a new Story 7 February 2020
A team of investors from the Odense robotics cluster based in Denmark has injected DKK 80M (nearly $12M USD) into the company. This new investment supports the growth of the EIC-funded developer that describes itself as a “Robot Venture Factory”.
On 11 February 2020, International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Commissioner Gabriel launched the 7th edition of the EU Prize for Women Innovators. Applications are now open until Tuesday 21 April at 17:00 CET (Brussels time). If you think you have what it takes to become the next EU Woman Innovator, don’t miss your chance and apply now.
The EIC created a new Story 28 February 2020
1 in 20 people will live with a rare disease at some point in their life. Despite this, there is no cure for the majority of rare diseases, and many go undiagnosed. It is not surprising that misdiagnoses are ranging from 10 to 40%. But in medicine, errors cost lives. How do doctors can get better and faster information about which symptoms mean new diseases? This is where “Symptoma” comes in - an intelligent database for doctors - and at the same time, one of the most promising Salzburg startups with potential for the world market.
Are you an EIC beneficiary? Is your project eco-friendly? Then you could join the 1000 solutions initiative and get the Solar Impulse Efficient Solution Label! The European Commission is contributing to the #1000solutions by proposing funded innovative projects. If you are interested, don’t miss this unique opportunity and apply here!
The EIC and EBAN are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our fifth joint EIC/EBAN eHealth Scaleup of the Month Webinar - an initiative designed to give visibility to the best EIC companies that are raising follow-on investments to scale. This edition will focus on eHealth companies and will take place on 29 April 2020, 1 pm CET - so mark your calendars already!
Are you an EIC beneficiary with a technology that could help in treating the Coronavirus outbreak? A researcher or perhaps a SME with a ground-breaking close-to-market idea to help tackle the virus? The European Innovation Council invites you to join our group ‘EIC Solutions to fight COVID-19’. Even from a distance, innovators can stay together and empower solutions to overcome this challenge.
The Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) is launching a fast-track call for proposals on the development of therapeutics and diagnostics to tackle current and future Coronavirus outbreaks. The call has a budget of EUR 45 million from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The funding can support projects of organisations such as universities and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The EIC created a new Story 23 March 2020
The EIC is organising a special ePitching-session in the light of the current COVID-19 outbreak in an effort to mobilize EIC projects. All EIC-backed SMEs that can contribute to possible solutions to help combat the current pandemic and its consequences and are looking for investment are welcome to apply.
Maurizio Aiello is an innovator, the CEO of the biotechnology company, React4life that helps scientists in the field of cancer research. He has been involved in several EU-funded projects: B2B, a Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) project and MOOD, which benefited from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator. In this interview, Maurizio talks about his career path, the challenges that start-up companies are facing with and his personal experience about how bold ideas can be turn into reality by the help of the European Commission in order to improve therapeutic methods and the life expectancy of oncologic patients.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 3 April 2020
The whole world is currently dealing with a novel coronavirus pandemic and we all want to try to understand what the future may hold. Using computer-based models would allow us to keep up with the spread and evolution of the pandemic.
The EIC created a new Story 7 April 2020
Pathfinder and Accelerator are two funding schemes proposed by the Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC). How do these funding schemes go together?
On 15 April 2020 12.00-2.00 pm (CET) seven EIC-funded SMEs will pitch their COVID-related innovations to investors from Capricorn Ventures, Clinical Research Ventures, Diffusion Capital Partners, the European Investment Bank, Idacapital, Illumina Ventures, Panakes Partners and Monte Carlo Capital.
The European Innovation Council is organising to a special ePitching session with Procurers on 30 April 2020. This session will be dedicated to connecting public and private procurers from the health sector with EIC-funded companies providing medical supply solutions and innovative biotechnologies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The European Commission is hosting a hackathon to develop innovative solutions to overcome COVID-19 related challenges. On 24, 25 and 26 of April you can bring your ideas to the table & connect with others to find innovative solutions in health, business, education, social, digital and other spheres. The registration is now open! Join the #EUvsVirus hackathon before 19 April and don’t miss the chance to help tackle coronavirus.
The new Coronavirus outbreak made clear that there is not enough stockpiled medical equipment like masks, gowns and gloves to fulfil the need of the world's health care systems, as hospitals deal with the pandemic. Several EIC projects have useful solutions to improve protective measures and hospital’s devices. Here are 5 EIC companies with innovative medical equipment that can help the fight against COVID-19.
On 15 April 2020 seven EIC-backed innovators had the chance to show their COVID-19 solutions during a dedicated EIC ePitching session with Investors. This session was hosted after the overwhelming attention and innovative solutions that were being proposed in the EIC Community.
European start-ups and researchers are working closely with hospitals and government entities to accelerate innovation and technology as the virus continues to spread in different countries. Here are 5 EIC projects exploring already the fight against the contagion phenomena with data, AI and high-tech.
The COVID-19 outbreak and its fast spread has catalysed the development of novel treatments, drugs and vaccines. Biotech start-ups and researchers have been exploring ways to handle diseases that can be produced by this family of viruses. Discover the EIC beneficiaries that are developing new treatments, drug platforms and products on this domain, from research and testing, to commercial release.
On 29 April 2020 1.00-2.30 pm (CET) the European Innovation Council (EIC) and the European Business Angel Network (EBAN) will jointly host an ePitching session with Investors on eHealth. Five EIC-funded SMEs will pitch their innovations to representatives from Business Region Göteborg, Lincs, Peppermint Ventures, Rockies Impact Fund Sciety, Entrepreneurship Advisor Maria Hala and Seed Investor Stephan Roecker.
To complement hackathons taking place at global and member state level, the European Commission - in close collaboration with EU member states – will host a pan-European hackathon to connect civil society, innovators, partners and buyers across Europe to develop innovative solutions to coronavirus. The #EUvsVirus Hackathon will start tomorrow and continue on 25 and 26 April. Don't miss the opportunity and register today!
SYNCH, an ongoing EU-funded project, is creating a hybrid system where a neural network in the brain of a living animal and a silicon neural network of spiking neurons on a chip are interconnected by neuromorphic synapses.
For the past couple of years the EIC and EBAN are working together on numerous occasions to bring you the EIC/EBAN ePitching with Investors. On 29 April 2020 the 5th edition was held, this time around the topic of eHealth.
The European Innovation Council brought together over 50 public and private procurers, five European corporates and more than 20 EIC-backed SMEs during the first EIC ePitching with Procurers, a dedicated session on COVID19-solutions. The procurers, public as well as private-sector, and the SMEs had the opportunity to pitch their needs and respective solutions followed by a vote on who pitched the most innovative solutions. Eyecontrol and RESPINOR went home with the prize in their respective pitching-sessions.
A total of 117 innovative solutions to tackle the coronavirus have been selected as winners of the European Innovation Council-led #EUvsVirus Hackathon. The event, which involved over 380 volunteers, 2,400 mentors and over 800 partners, brought together over 20,900 participants from 141 different nationalities, as well as different areas of expertise and backgrounds.
Venture capital investors poured €1.7 billion into European healthcare startups during the first quarter of 2020. According to PitchBook’s European Venture Report Q1 2020, the first three months of the year constituted the fourth-strongest quarter ever in terms of total deal value in Europe, with a special focus on Europe’s healthcare ecosystem. Several technology-integrated solutions in the health sector have closed venture capital funding rounds and attracted investment amid COVID-19 outbreak. Here are 4 EIC-funded innovations raising in Digital Health VC funding.
There are about 36 million people in the world who are blind, and a further 216 million who live with moderate to severe visual impairments. But fortunately, innovations are now playing an important role to deliver deep improvements to their quality of life. The app Be My Eyes, for example, is connecting customers who are blind or have low vision with over 850,000 volunteers for guidance and help with tasks like cooking, finding lost items, catching a bus, reviewing mail and more. The EIC-funded solution is a game-changer, proving how innovation is fostering inclusion.
The Future and Emerging Technologies programme (FET) allows also young researchers and ambitious students to contribute to some of the most exciting research adventures. In a win-win situation, the fresh knowledge of junior researchers can become an asset for the progress of complex scientific challenges, while the students can experience a multidisciplinary approach to research.
The EIC created a new Story 20 May 2020
Which app would make your life easier? Perhaps you’re looking for ways to learn a new language faster or have those guitar lessons that you always wanted to try. Many mobile apps are providing us with disruptive and useful solutions to execute tasks easily with just a touch on the smartphone screen. From health check-up to learning platforms, here are 7 EIC-developed apps that you shouldn’t miss.
NOVIRUSES2BRAIN is an ongoing research project, funded by the Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) program. Its ambition is to develop a unique drug able to eradicate multiple viral species simultaneously.
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.
Dr. Regina Luttge is an expert in medical and biological microsystems having bio-inspired functionalities. She coordinates CONNECT, a Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) project, which aims at providing better treatment for neurodegenerative disorders, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
Since 4 June 2020, the Swedish biotech company Idogen AB is traded on Nasdaq First North Growth Market. The traditional bell ringing was skipped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the event was featured on the Nasdaq trading floor at Times Square in New York. Idogen AB develops tolerogenic cell therapies to prevent the patient’s immune system from attacking biological agents, transplanted organs or the body’s own cells or tissues.
The Irish company, developing cutting-edge technology to help cure cancers, has secured a significant new Series C round of approximately €18 million, bringing the total equity funding to around €37 million. The capital was led by existing shareholders, including Seamus Mulligan, an experienced biopharmaceutical executive.
On 23 June 2020, the Swiss multinational healthcare company will hold its 5th Partnering for Innovation Summit in a virtual format with the special collaboration of the European Innovation Council (EIC). In this online event, Roche will continue the conversation around transforming healthcare and ta
The idea behind the SMILE project follows the outcomes of an ongoing FET-Open (EIC Pathfinder) project called ChipScope, which focuses on developing the first chip-sized optical microscope with super-resolution capabilities, and semiconductor nanoLED arrays with individual pixel operation. Such highly integrated nanoLED arrays from ChipScope will lead to extreme miniaturization and simplicity for super-resolution microscopy.
Let us present you another new EIC Pathfinder project: IM-TWIN. The project wants to develop an innovative, modular, technological system, called IM-TWIN, for the monitoring and treatment of cognitive and emotional skills of typical developed children and children with autism spectrum disorders.
The newly signed Pathfinder project called BRAINIAQS promises huge breakthrough for biological imaging experiments. It will develop state-of-the-art technology using quantum sensing.
The European Innovation Council is organising a second ePitching to Procurers-session on COVID-19 on 17 November 2020. The goal is to connect public and private procurers from the health sector with EIC-funded companies providing medical supply and innovative technologies (e.g. tele-medicine, remote
The EIC created a new Story 11 August 2020
In 2015, Cellink shook up the industry with its breakthrough universal bio ink, the very first on the market to be commercialised. The Gothenburg-based company offered a 3D printable bio ink, which is used to print organs and tissues. This allows medical tests to be carried out on human tissue instead of animals or humans. Here’s how it all started.
Imagine you can get on demand prescription eyeglass lenses, which are laser-printed in the shop while you wait – that is exactly what the new Pathfinder project ODYSSEY proposes.
The BrainCom project develops novel medical devices for restoration of speech and communication in aphasic patients suffering from upper spinal cord, brainstem or brain damage. At the same time the researchers also tackle the ethical aspects of the innovative technology.
Nanomaterials and nanodevices constitute key technology improving e.g. precision medicine and therapeutic approaches. The BOW project will advance this field by camouflaging them with natural biomembranes from extracellular vesicles.
The EIC created a new Story 14 September 2020
On 2 and 3 September 2020 the European Innovation Council and Evonik partnered up for a second time in little over two years, bringing another EIC Corporate Day to some of Europe’s most innovative start-ups and scale-ups. With the first edition, which took place in February 2019, focused on health and personal care, this Corporate Day was all about sustainability and circular economy.
In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated Hub Visits, to respectively Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin. Applications for Barcelona are open now!
The EIC created a new Story 20 October 2020
We took a closer look at 6 EIC tech startups working on new solutions in the sport industry.
On behalf of the European Commission – Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs – the Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) and its partners invite you to join the Open Public Procurement 4 Europe online seminars.
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.
After having digitally attended Stockholm’s innovation scene, the European Innovation Council continued its digitally journey all the way down south, to witness Barcelona’s innovation landscape first-hand. On 3 and 4 November, EIC-innovators had the chance to meet with Barcelona’s largest corporates
The new EIC Pathfinder project wants to develop laser-induced hierarchical micro-/nano-structures for controlled cell adhesion at implants.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services is glad to invite you to pitch your health innovations and discover business opportunities with four large Dutch corporates.
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we dive into the stories of EIC innovators and get a glimpse of the persons behind the startups. Today's guest is Märt-Erik Martens, the co-founder and CEO of Estonian Gelatex.
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.
The EIC created a new Story 18 December 2020
Women in Tech-event was organised on 17 and 18 December 2020. In total 19 women-led companies had the opportunity to pitch in front of more than 20 investor firms.
The European Innovation Council is organising a Procurers Day with José de Mello Group, one of Portugal’s largest economic groups.
The tool ensured full security compliance and optimal uptime to 75 hospitals, clinics and universities from 14 different countries.
To celebrate the 3rd International Day of Education, the EIC Community gathered 5 EIC EdTech innovations shaping the school’s future. From robotics and artificial intelligence to virtual reality, many technological advances are strengthening education thanks to innovation.
DIGIPREDICT proposes the first of its kind digital twin – designed, developed and calibrated on patient measurements of various digital biomarkers and their interaction.
Four corporates for the price of one, that’s what EIC-beneficiaries were offered during the EIC Corporate Day with Dutch giants on Health, which took place on 1 and 2 February 2021.
On the World Day of Social Justice, discover how 3 EIC-funded innovations are making a social impact.
Share your input in this survey! The EIC aspires to gain a better understanding of your current status quo regarding market expansion, and to analyse the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on such strategy. Your feedback will help shape the OTF 2.0 programme and tailor-fit it to your needs.
The EIC created a new Story 2 March 2021
TOUCHLESS, a new project supported under the EU’s Horizon 2020 EIC Pathfinder funding programme, proposes innovation in haptic technologies used in virtual social interactions. It could help people who cannot fulfil their need for touch, e.g. because of social distancing rules.
XENOTHERA, a French biotech company funded by the EIC, has publicly confirmed that its anti-Covid-19 treatment, named XAV-19, effectively treats several COVID-19 variants. The XAV-19 treatment is being tested in a clinical trial implemented in around 20 French hospitals.
The EIC created a new Story 25 March 2021
José de Mello Group partnered up with the European Innovation Council for the EIC Procurers Day on 18 & 19 March 2021. EIC Procurers days are tailor-made and highly effective acceleration services to facilitate collaboration between large procurer departments and EIC-funded innovators.
Silvia Scaglione is coordinating the B2B project, which is supported by the FET Open programme under the Horizon 2020 Framework.
Cypheme, a leading anti-counterfeit solutions provider, has joined forces with Medihands to ensure that millions of lives are saved by eliminating counterfeit and substandard PPEs from the market.
On the 2021 World Autism Awareness Day, the EIC Community gathered 4 EIC-funded companies changing and improving autistic people's lives. 
On 18-19 May 2021 the European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services will organize an EIC Investor Day dedicated to health. We’re looking for EIC innovators working on innovations in the field of biotech, pharmaceuticals, medtech and ehealth, to pitch their innovation.
LUMICKS, an EIC-funded company from the Netherlands, has completed a round of investment led by Farallon Capital Management and Lauxera Capital Partners, including other high-level investors.
In the context of the awareness week, the EIC Community discovered 3 EIC-funded companies exploring new generation immunotherapies. Osivax, Avectas and RhoVac are working on therapies that go beyond the conventional treatments, from personalised vaccines to cell engineering technologies.
On 26 to 30 April 2021, the European Innovation Council (EIC) in collaboration with the German Giants brought together 69 EIC-beneficiaries through a digital event. This event gave them the opportunity to bridge the gap with the 10 different innovation actors from Germany and explore new synergies.
The EIC created a new Story 8 December 2020
The Gothenburg-based company achieved $1 billion in market valuation in just 4.5 years and became the first EIC-funded unicorn.
ViroGates, a Danish EIC-funded company, is trialling an innovative solution to identify if there is a risk of severe respiratory failure. The trial results have recently shown a very positive outcome, with a 64% improvement in overall patient outcome from COVID-19 patients.

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