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On 16-17 December 2019, companies supported under the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot increased their possibilities in accelerating their business collaborating with Galp, one of the global players in the energy market. Galp opened its doors to 15 SMEs to pitch and present their business cases in Lisbon, Portugal.
The EIC-funded company based in Finland developed a green building software that allows non-experts to calculate a carbon footprint or a life-cycle assessment (LCA), as well as life-cycle cost for buildings easily and reliably.
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.
Tetra Pak and the EU – Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation invite you to visit the Tetra Pak premises in Lund, on 12th March 2020. If you want to explore the eco-friendly packaging world, don’t miss this opportunity! The applications are open until 31st of January.
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The world-leading manufacturer is investing in UK robotics company Q-Bot, as part of a £3.6m Series A investment.
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 20 January 2020
Apply and scale up your solution with Enel!
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 EIC-funded company raised 19 million € in Series A financing round to deploy their breakthrough technology and take the leadership of the human-friendly third-generation AI.
4 EIC-funded companies were selected to participate in the fourth joint EBAN/EIC CyberSecurity. On January 30th they will present their business and their next investment round in a 6-minute pitch.
On March 3rd a limited number of EIC-backed up SMEs will have the chance to show their innovative solutions in the aerospace sector.
ChangeNow is organising “the largest positive impact gathering in the world”. From January 30th to February 1st, the iconic glass roof of the Grand Palais in Paris will host the first World Expo tackling world issues and presenting global solutions. 7 EIC-funded companies will be there, either showcasing or pitching their innovations during the Summit. Are you interested in joining? Apply here and don’t miss the opportunity to ChangeNow!
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The EIC-funded company BotsAndUs announced a partnership with British Airways to provide a solution that will reduce travel stress by assisting all passengers with relevant information to their journey and airport stay. The robot Bill will interact with customers in multiple languages and escort them to locations such as cafes, toilets, meeting rooms and family check-in zones.
The EIC created a new Story 29 January 2020
Only two days left to apply for our very first Procurers Innovation Day. This event will take place in Dresden, Germany on the 4th of March and is open to all EIC-funded SMEs dealing with digitalisation and automated processes.
Private venture capitalists from Europe are reinvesting in the European payment solution for iPhones and Android smartphones.
New year, new tools for the European Innovation Council Community! In 2020, our community will get new features and the first one is here: you can view and share our open calls, success stories and events outside the platform! What’s coming up next?
The first e-pitching session of 2020 featured four excellent EIC-backed SME’s pitching their business ideas and next investment rounds on cybersecurity to representatives from the European Business Angels Network (EBAN).
The innovative hydrokinetic turbines convert the kinetic energy within rivers, estuaries and tidal flows into clean and predictable electrical power.
Natural Language Processing (NLP) has taken great strides recently. And Bitext Technology is making huge advances in this field. This year, the company funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) have partnered with Amazon Connect to offer three new services. Bitext will implement a full-fledged conversational Interactive Voice Response in the Amazon Connect contact centre.
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 12 February 2020
The European Innovation Council (EIC) invites you to apply to join our Community Event - Seeking Investors - on 9 March 2020, in Paris. An exclusive group of EIC-funded beneficiaries will gain an insight into the requirements of investors, ranging from angel groups through to venture capital funds. Got your attention? If so, apply today!
This first round of investment will enable Libeo to accelerate its growth, target the European market, recruit new talent and enhance its financial forecasting capabilities, which rely on artificial intelligence.
The European Union is committed to becoming the first climate-neutral bloc in the world by 2050. But to achieve this, innovative and eco-friendly SMEs with sustainable technologies are crucial to fight climate change and make a successful green transition in Europe. The EIC-funded company Teraki is a good example of a start-up that is making the world greener with only software. Discover our Green Innovative Deal of the month below.
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.
The European Cyber Security Organisation (ECSO) and the EIT Digital Accelerator are organising the Cyber Investor Days on 13-14 May 2020 in Brussels. During the event, the European cybersecurity startups will have a chance to pitch their cybersecurity solutions & hold B2B meetings with leading investors and corporates from Europe and beyond. Are you interested? Apply before Monday, 23 March 2020!
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.
The EIC created a new Story 25 February 2020
Here are the selected SMEs that will participate in our aerospace e-pitching session, on 3 March 2020, from 12:00 to 1:30 pm (CET).
On 10 March 2020, a limited number of EIC-backed up SMEs will have the chance to pitch their innovations to investors at Bpifrance during the joint EIC Investor Day. The event will take place during the Deep Tech Week in Paris.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Evonik invite you to pitch your company solution and d explore more business opportunities within the circular economy.
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 created a new Story 2 March 2020
The European Innovation Council (EIC) Business Acceleration Services and Euronext invite you to apply for our joint EIC Investor Day, a specially designed service to pitch your business to top-tier European investors, explore new finance opportunities and learn more about going public.
The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and BBVA & Ferrovial invite you to apply for our joint EIC Corporate Day. BBVA, one of the leading financial institutions worldwide and Ferrovial, one of the world's leading developers of transport infrastructure and urban services, are looking for innovative SMEs in the areas of payment solutions, fintech, construction tech and mobility.
The EIC created a new Story 5 March 2020
The e-pitching session in partnership with ESA gathered six companies supported by the European Innovation Council. The EIC-backed SME’s pitched their innovative ideas on Aerospace via webcam to an expert jury consisted out of representatives from Luxembourg Space Agency, NewSpace Capital, Barcamper Ventures, Mitsui, CosmiCapital & Safran.
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).
In March 2017, three new entrepreneurs with a great background in the world of engineering and energy launched Rated Power, a start-up that wants to make solar energy the first world source thanks to its solution pvDesign. The leader of this initiative is Andrea Barber, the winner of EDP Open Innovation and participant in the 2017 edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit. The Spanish CEO of Rated Power is playing an important role in a technical sector, historically covered by men.
The EIC created a new Story 9 March 2020
The conference is one of the biggest tech-entrepreneurial events in Europe.
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.
Lights, camera, action! The largest and most important cinema trade show in Europe is back, from 22 to 25 June, in Barcelona. CineEurope 2020 is expecting 3.500 industry representatives from distribution and exhibition to technology and concessions. Apply here if you want to break into Europe’s major exhibitors’ convention and present your products in the EU-supported stand at CineEurope 2020.
The EIC-funded company Quaternium broke its own World Record of flight endurance with the drone inspired by hybrid cars from the automotive industry.
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.
Are you a Deep tech startup with seed funding, willing to accelerate the company and have access to free coaching from experts and peers? InvestHorizon is looking to identify ambitious entrepreneurs and help them through coaching, mentoring and pitching events to scale their business and raise funding. The next deadline for applications is 20 May 2020.

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