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Stories: From networking opportunities to matchmaking events: Here’s our 2019 wrapped up

The EIC created a new Story | 17 December 2019

As we are coming close to the end of the year, it’s time to take a look at the achievements of 2019. This year, the Business Acceleration Services dove into Corporate Days, Investor Days and e-Pitching events that joint innovative SMEs to compete in global markets. Read the 2019 takeaways, discover our highlights and see how to continue vibrating with the EIC Community in 2020. 

News: Four EIC companies won the sectorial pitching sessions in the Tech Tour Contest Final

The EIC created a new Story | 16 December 2019

The TechTour Contest Final took place on 10-11 December in Essen and showcased more than 125 companies pitching in front of an international audience of investors, key corporates and innovation experts. 10 of them were EIC portfolio companies and they achieved very good results: they won four of the pitching sessions and qualified for the Finalist Pitch Battle. 

Stories: Meet Tapp Water: The start-up that aims to avoid 10 billion bottles of plastic pollution by 2023

The EIC created a new Story | 13 December 2019

Recent surveys indicate that we consume more than 280 billion single use plastic bottles world-wide, of which less than 20% are recycled. In Spain, where TAPP Water was founded, 126 litters of bottled water are consumed per person and each bottle requires about 3 litters of water to be produced, as well as oil and transportation generating 160 kg CO2 per year for the average household. The founders of the company decided to solve this and created a new filtering system that is being touted as a “revolutionary technology”. This year, the Barcelona based start-up raised 1.8 million euros to develop this new drinking water treatment technology. 

 

Open call: The next EIC EBAN ePitching event will keep you on the cutting edge of Cybersecurity

The EIC created a new Story | 12 December 2019

The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot and the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) are pleased to invite all eligible startups to participate in the fourth joint EBAN/EIC CyberSecurity Scaleup of the Month Webinar - an initiative designed to give visibility to the best EIC CyberSecurity companies that are raising follow-on investments to scale. 

 

Open call: EIC Investor Day with BPI France: A deep dive into Deep Tech investment

The EIC created a new Story | 11 December 2019

The European Innovation Council pilot Business Acceleration Services and Bpifrance – EuroQuity – invite you to apply for joint the EIC Investor Day. The amount of interest, activity, and funding in Deep Technologies is undergoing an explosion that is as broad as it is deep. This event is specially designed to deepen your knowledge and empower Deep Tech companies through investment. *Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and given that the wellbeing of the EIC community is of the utmost importance to us, we have made the decision to cancel the face-to-face events and instead opt for an online format. Please note all selected companies will have the opportunity to pitch their business cases to participating investors. Next session(s) will soon be disclosed.

Open Call: Do Business with ABInBev

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.

 

Stories: Discover the Viky.ai platform: The first European multilingual collaborative and open source platform for chatbot developers

The EIC created a new Story | 9 December 2019

Pertimm has detected a growing demand from internet users and buyers for neutral and privacy-friendly services and for platforms that support fast and cost-effective chatbots development. This year, the French company launched successfully its platform based on artificial intelligence and natural language processing. Viky.ai is now opened to everybody and the users can freely take advantage of this new system.  

Commission awards more than €278 million to 75 start-ups and SMEs set to shape the future

The EIC created a new Story | 6 December 2019

As a major novelty, 39 of these companies are set to receive both a grant and a direct equity investment. Among the companies selected is Hiberband, who is creating the first global Internet of Things network using low-cost low-orbit satellites, Chrysalix Technologies, a university spin-off producing sustainable fuel using organic material and BrainQ, who is developing AI-powered technologies to transform the lives of patients with severe brain injuries.

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