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The European Innovation Council is aware of the hurdles the EIC-entrepreneurs are facing and created a crisis coaching team to help beneficiaries to adjust their projects and strengthen their companies in future disruptions. Discover in the EIC Community how can you get in touch with us for targeted coaching.
Less than 2 weeks until this year's R&I Days kick off! There will be 3 days of intensive policy co-designing, thought-provoking panels and matchmaking opportunities. Check the programme to learn more about the virtual interactive sessions organised by the European Innovation Council and join us on 22-24 September!
The European start-up scene is teeming with life: many European cities are establishing themselves as some of the most vibrant start-up hubs the world has to offer. In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated EIC virtual hub visits to Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin, starting with the Swedish capital on 13-14 October. A great opportunity to get to know these hubs inside out, meet innovation players and submerge yourself in their business culture. All that from the comfort of your own digital workspace!
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.
The EIC created a new Story 14 September 2020
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Amadeus invite you to pitch your company and discover business opportunities during the EIC Corporate Day with Amadeus on 30 November 2020. Meet with top decision makers and experts from one of the leading technological providers for the travel industry. This engaging online event is an exclusive chance to accelerate your business.
After the success of the first EIC ePitching to Procurers on COVID-19, the European Innovation Council invites you to a second edition, taking place on 17 November 2020. This session will be dedicated to connecting public and private procurers, from Europe or anywhere in the world, from the health s
Imagine bringing together several European business partners, each with their own green challenges, involving many participants to solve them. This will be the EIC Greenathon, the first online hackathon focused on the European Green Deal. The Danish multinational Danfoss joined the initiative and will literally level up the energy of this competition. In the upcoming days, we will highlight the different challenges and introduce you to the business partners involved in the Greenathon with our new weekly series Green O’ Clock. Do you want to know more? It’s time to energize your curiosity.
Working on innovative new services or products in the field of sustainability, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, renewable energy or green mobility? The European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services invites you to apply for our EIC Investor Day on the EU Green Deal. An exciting o
OTP Bank is launching its fourth startup partnership program with the aim of conducting business-focused pilots across the entire banking group covering 12 countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Apply by 23 October 2020 & collaborate with leading industry experts!
The wait is over! The R&I Days 2020 start tomorrow, gathering Europe’s best and brightest researchers, scientists, innovators and policymakers virtually. Do you have a hard time to select which workshops and panels you will follow on your 1st day? The EIC Community will make your life easier… Discover in this article the main sessions of the 1st day.
The EIC created a new Story 22 September 2020
On 14 September 2020 a dozen EIC-backed innovators were invited to an ‘EIC ePitching to Procurers’-session, together with bpost, Belgium’s national postal provider. The SMEs had the opportunity to pitch their innovative solutions on eMobility and charging infrastructure to bpost’s procurement division and engage in pre-arranged business meetings in the hopes of fostering new connections and partnerships.
The European Innovation Council (EIC) supports European innovators in transitioning their ideas from the lab to the market. Thanks to its “smart money”, the EIC is bridging the critical investment gap in early-stage innovation and makes market-creating innovation easier in Europe. The Deep Tech Europe Report focuses on the results and impacts of its legacy programmes (SME Instrument and FET) and reveals the ins and outs of the EIC Accelerator and EIC Pathfinder funding schemes. Discover below the key numbers from the EIC portfolio in 2020.
The EIC created a new Story 25 September 2020
Green roofs and glass, low-carbon materials, buildings that generate more energy than consume... Saint-Gobain wants to build the houses of the future and is looking for new practices that guide every link in the construction chain. This path to a greener tomorrow cannot be done alone: the French corporate is looking for EIC disruptors able to drive innovation and tackle sustainability challenges, and EIC Greenathon provides the best playground for this. Our clock is counting down the days and hours until our event... Keep an eye on the EIC Community to discover, one by one, the business partners joining our initiative.
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).
On 24 September 2020 six EIC-backed innovators had the chance to show their COVID-19 solutions during a dedicated EIC ePitching session with Investors, taking place during the R&I Days 2020. The session was a follow-up of the first EIC ePitching with Investors on COVID-19, which took place in April this year.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and CaixaBank Payments & Consumer invite you to apply for our joint EIC Corporate Day, a specially designed service to accelerate your business collaborating with one of the largest financial service providers in Spain.
The EIC created a new Story 30 September 2020
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we will dive into the stories of EIC innovators and get a glimpse of the persons behind the start-ups. In today's episode, we get together with Richard Hardimann, co-founder and CEO of Ranmarine, a Rotterdam-based start-up.
On 29-30 September 2020, the EIC Accelerator organised the second Virtual EIC Accelerator Coordinators’ Day of the year, with a record number of 240 participants.
In autumn 2020, the EIC will organise three dedicated Hub Visits, to respectively Stockholm, Barcelona and Berlin. Applications for Barcelona are open now!
Engie joined the Greenathon initiative to take an active role in the energy transition and is fervently looking for EIC projects that push innovative energy solutions towards scale.
The EIC created a new Story 7 October 2020
Spanish cities Alcoy and Logroño join the Greenathon initiative and bring two new sustainability challenges for EIC innovators to take the right green action.
Covid-19 continues to force remote work, and many companies are switching to online approaches as an alternative to in-person activities. The virtual platforms have come to the rescue and innovation helps fulfil the needs of the events industry.
The Finnish-Swiss biotechnology company secured €28 million in a new capital funding round.
Funderbeam, together with NATO and The Royal Academy of Engineering, invite you to apply to pitch at the “Raising funds in the security and defence sector” event.
The EIC created a new Story 16 October 2020
The weekly Green O’Clock got us together with Dietmar Baro, Vice President R&D and Engineering at Danfoss.
What makes Sweden, and Stockholm in particular, such an attractive place for start-ups and entrepreneurs? On 13-14 October, the European Innovation Council brought together Sweden’s largest innovation players and EIC-backed companies to answer this question, during a two-day Innovation Hub Visit.
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.
October’s EIC ePitching with Investors brought together eight highly innovative EIC-backed SMEs with six investor firms to pitch on Fintech, Insurtech and Blockchain applications.
On 25th November, a group of Nordic Buyers including the City of Malmö, City of Oslo, City of Helsinki, Region Stockholm, City of Aalborg and City of Copenhagen will jointly host the Nordic Forum for Market Dialogue on Circular, Fair Smartphones.
The EIC created a new Story 27 October 2020
On 20-21 October 2020 the European Innovation Council teamed up with Euronext Dublin to bring a two-day EIC Investor Day, packed with panel discussions, seminars, pitching sessions and one-to-one meetings with a vast array of investors.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive ) to participate in our third Innovation Training Workshop. Dozens of Pathfinder beneficiaries already had the chance to join this event.
The EIC created a new Story 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 gave all EIC-beneficiaries the opportunity to participate in the very first European ‘Greenathon’
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.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and LafargeHolcim invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day, taking place on 27 and 28 January 2021, a specially designed service to accelerate your business collaborating with the world’s global leader in building solutions.
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.
On 17th of November, from 14:00 to 17:00 (CET), the EU Agency for Cybersecurity - ENISA is organising a validation workshop on Cybersecurity for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).
Would you like to develop your own leadership skills by nurturing the impact of women leaders on your team? The European Innovation Council has the right Community Training for you on 4 December 2020. Register here and don’t miss our event!
On 20 and 21 October 2020, the European Innovation Council organised an online EIC Investor Day together with Euronext. Mark Ferguson, Chair of the EIC Advisory Board, gave the key-note speech on behalf of the EIC.
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 EIC created a new Story 17 November 2020
Every month, during a Coffee Break, we dive into the stories of EIC innovators and get a glimpse of the persons behind the start-ups. Today’s guest is Patricia Scanlon, the founder and CEO of SoapBox Labs.
After the success of the first EIC ePitching to Procurers on COVID-19, the Research & Innovation Horizon 2020 Health programme and the European Innovation Council joined forces to organise a second edition of the event.
On 10-11 November 2020 the EIC organised an Investor Day dedicated to the EU Green Deal, bringing together more than 100 active participants during the two days, out of which more than 40 investors.
BoneFix aims to provide a novel class of bone adhesives that will allow for personalized surgical treatment of bone fractures via minimal invasive surgery under local anaesthesia.
The EIC created a new Story 20 November 2020
Together with PKO Bank Polski, the EIC organised their first Corporate Day in the Central-European country, inviting 12 EIC-backed companies from 10 countries to pitch their Fintech-innovations to well over 70 corporate representatives.
On 17 November 2020, 16 innovators had the chance to show their COVID-19 solutions during a dedicated ePitching session to 35 public and private procurers.
The EIC created a new Story 23 November 2020
The EIC Accelerator is supporting the EU Green Deal via a dedicated funding call and the consequent selection of 64 Green SMEs. In addition to the funding, the EIC supports this ambitious agenda through a series of events like the EIC Greenathon and EIC Investors Day on the EU Green Deal.
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.
The investment is in the top five funding rounds of the cleantech sector in the EU this year and will further accelerate Skeleton's growth.
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 26 January 2021, 2 PM (CET).
On 24 November 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) and Thales & Thales Alenia Space hosted their first online EIC Corporate Day, bringing together 13 of the most innovative start-ups in Europe.
Dealflow.eu, together with the European Commission, will host an e-pitching event on 10 December 2020, showcasing some of the most promising European startups from the healthcare sector.
Discover how your EIC-funded solution can obtain this green label and what are the advantages of this recognition.
On 30 November 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) and Amadeus, one of the leading technological providers for the travel industry, hosted an online EIC Corporate Day, bringing together 15 start-ups.
More than 30 female CEOs of startups, willing to take the next step of their leadership journey, joined the first EIC Community Training on Women in Leadership, which took place on 4 December 2020.
2 and 3 December 2020 marked the 10th EIC Corporate Day of the year. Together with Caixabank Payments and Consumer we dived into the world of fintech, inviting 24 EIC-innovators from 12 different countries to pitch their innovations.
The EIC created a new Story 10 December 2020
On the 10th&11th of December 2020, the EUvsVirus community, with the support of the European Innovation Council, is organizing the EUvsVirus Launchathon. The event aims to support market-ready startups to be matched on the next level of partnership.
The cities of Copenhagen, Helsinki, Amsterdam, Paris, Tallinn and Stavanger invite innovators/companies to submit offers for the AI4CITIES pre-commercial procurement.
The EIC Investor Day Women in Tech 2.0 is rapidly approaching. On 17 December 2020, 19 women entrepreneurs from EI-funded companies will pitch their BioTech MedTech and ICT-solutions in front of prominent investors.
The EIC created a new Story 15 December 2020
Let’s look back at the peer-to-peer events, co-creation moments and networking opportunities that shaped the Business Acceleration Services and its community events in 2020.
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
For the very first coaching corner episode, we bring together Peter Kurt Fromme-Knoch, CEO of the Austrian company Aero Enterprise and Andreas Preuß, the business coach that followed their two EIC-funded projects.
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 EIC created a new Story 21 December 2020
On the 10&11th of December we witnessed the first EUvsVirus Launchathon, organized by a team of volunteers, with the support of the European Innovation Council.
The EIC Greenathon finished well over a month ago. The coming months we will be meeting up with EIC-beneficiaries and corporates alike, to discuss what’s in the pipeline for 2021.
The European Innovation Council is organising a Procurers Day with José de Mello Group, one of Portugal’s largest economic groups.
The EIC-funded company closed 2020 with a €5M equity round led by AP Ventures and Evonik Venture Capital. Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, HPNow is expanding its portfolio with solutions for agriculture, industrial and municipal water treatment.
The Commission has announced the first round of direct equity investment through the new European Innovation Council (EIC) Fund. 42 highly innovative start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) will together receive equity financing of around €178 million.
The EIC created a new Story 8 January 2021
OPRECOMP is a 4-year research project, funded under Horizon 2020 – FET Proactive programme, focused on building an innovative, reliable open-source foundation for computing based on transprecision analytics.
Every year, the DIGITALEUROPE Future Unicorn Award showcases Europe’s most promising scale-ups. Among the 21 nominees of this year’s competition, there are 3 EIC-funded startups with digital health innovations, cloud computing and water solutions.
EUIPO, with the collaboration of the European Commission, launched the 1st round of applications on 11th January 2021 and will organise a live webinar to present the new SME Fund on 19th January 2021. Are you curious? Don’t miss the session and register here!
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Saint-Gobain invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 10 March 2021.
The tool ensured full security compliance and optimal uptime to 75 hospitals, clinics and universities from 14 different countries.
More than a year ago, in November 2019, the first EIC Transition to Innovation Activities Call closed the submissions and now, the very first of the selected projects are on their way to genuine technological and societal innovations.
The EIC created a new Story 22 January 2021
Are you raising an ambitious Series A Investment? Would you like to increase the investment and valuation amount? Do you want to save time, costs and effort at no costs, no equity and limited travel? If the answers are YES, then you should apply now to join the InvestHorizon Accelerator.
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.
Time to wrap up the 2020 EIC Procurement Innovation Programme and get a glimpse of what the new year will bring.
The EIC kicked of 2021 with a new EIC ePitching with Investors, this time on the topic of manufacturing, together with EuroQuity-Bpifrance. Seven EIC-funded SMES, all working on innovations related to manufacturing, got the chance to go head-to-head and impress the investor jury.
FET BRIEFING is organising “Research Meets Industry” on March 4th, 2021 - an online matchmaking event for projects that work in the Environment and Energy fields.
On 27 and 28 January 2021, 14 EIC-beneficiaries and LafargeHolcim joined the European Innovation Council for the first EIC Corporate Day of 2021. Discover our event highlights here.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services invites EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive ) to participate in our latest instalments of the Innovation Training Workshops, taking place either on 11-12 March 2021, 15-16 April 2021 or 20-21 May 2021.
The EIC created a new Story 4 February 2021
From AI diagnosis and surgical solutions to new medical devices, new EIC-funded projects are getting closer to treat a disease which previously was called ‘untreatable’. Here are 3 examples of startups beating cancer.   
As part of the services provided by FET BRIEFING, funded FET/EIC Pathfinders projects can enrol in online Business Training and Coaching.
Last month, the world's leading research and advisory company Gartner showcased one of the projects developed by the company, the EIC-funded project MIIMETIQ, as the Worldwide Best Practice for Industry 4.0 and featured the innovation in its 2020 Global Symposium.
Are you interested? Discover how the programme works and apply before 14th February.
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.
Danuta Cichocka celebrates her birthday today – on the same day that the world celebrates the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The microbiologist says that it’s a funny coincidence, but the colleagues call it “a birthday gift”. We invite you to discover the story of the scientist.
Would you like to meet up with well-known corporates, investors, or startups? On March 18th, you can join the Startup Afternoon event organised by KPN and explore new possibilities to work with innovative companies.
The Spanish start-up Worldsensing raised €10 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to develop its R&D strategy, enhancing the company's innovative endeavours.
The European Innovation Council and EuroQuity-Bpifrance are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in our monthly EIC ePitching with Investors.
On the World Day of Social Justice, discover how 3 EIC-funded innovations are making a social impact.
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.
On 4th March 2021, the "Research Meets Industry" event will bring together the best European researchers and spinoffs working on future technologies in the Energy and Environment field. If you are a company or VC working in Energy, Chemistry, Battery and automotive, this call is for you.
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.
If you would like to discover the last updates on the EIC and live chat with the high-level experts behind the Corporate Programme, join the session on 24 February, from 12:30 to 13:45 CET!
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Mercedes-Benz invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 11 & 12 May 2021. This specially designed service is meant to gear up your collaboration with the German car maker and forge new partnerships.
Willing to know more? Then join the Digital Technology e-Pitching event!

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