The European Innovation Council Business Acceleration Services and Saint-Gobain invite you to apply to our joint EIC Corporate Day on 10 March 2021. This specially designed service is meant to accelerate your business collaborating with the French multinational, one of Europe’s leader in materials.


Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes materials and solutions which MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER HOME. They can be found everywhere in our living places and our daily life: in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. For over 350 years, Saint-Gobain has been at the forefront of innovation, transforming itself into a European and worldwide leader in each of its activities.


Saint-Gobain has also been one the EIC’s early supporters. After having organised a first EIC Corporate Day in 2019 and participated in the EIC Greenathon in October 2020, the French multinational is back for a third EIC event, an EIC Corporate Day fully focused on the future of transport, health and sustainability. EIC-beneficiaries selected to attend the EIC Corporate Day with Saint-Gobain on 10 March 2021, will have access to specific training, pitching, pre-arranged meetings with top decision-makers from Saint-Gobain and the possibility to network with high-level partners and like-minded innovators in a dedicated online event.


Applications are open until 9th February. 


Who can apply?

Saint-Gobain is looking for EIC-SMEs working on innovative and disruptive approaches for:

The future of transportation, including innovations on

  • Battery supply chain;
  • Electric vehicles;
  • Aviation decarbonation;
  • Hydrogen vehicles and economy;
  • Materials & solutions for 5G;
  • Optimization through sensors integration.


Future of health, including 

  • Microfluidics
  • Sensors for Medical Devices 
  • Wearable Health Technology


Improved sustainability of industry through reduced materials footprint and industrial process optimization. 

  • Recycling and bio-sourcing of materials including :
  1. Ceramics and Abrasives products; 
  2. Glass and post glass;
  3. Fluoropolymer composites.
  • Sensors and their integration in harsh environment (temperature, chemical corrosion, high pressure…). 


For more information on Saint-Gobain High Performance Solutions, please check this document


Opportunities for selected EIC-funded SMEs

  • Privileged access to one of the world’s leading companies with the potential to initiate strategic partnerships along with increased visibility and possible access to new markets;
  • Networking opportunities with relevant business counterparts based on your company profile;
  • Personalised online training on pitching techniques and Saint-Gobain specifications before the event; 
  • Services related to support before, during and after the event.



You can apply by clicking HERE

After logging in with your EU-Login, please fill in the respective form.

In your application form, you should include the answer to the questions:

  • What is your business compliance with the event?
  • What are your expected specific synergies/outcomes for your potential business with the Corporation?

Please acknowledge the information you provide on the application form will be shared with Saint-Gobain to maximise potential benefits and ensure the effectiveness of meetings. Saint-Gobain based on its business interests, will select the final participants among the applicants.

The Business Acceleration Services will contact all applicants once the selection process has been concluded. However, this contact does not include feedback or recommendations to those not selected.


Additional information


Founded over 350 years ago, Saint-Gobain counts more than 170,000 employees, with over 100 nationalities represented and has a 2019 turnover of €42.6BN. Carbon reduction is at the core of the group’s strategy: Saint-Gobain has committed to carbon neutrality in 2050 and has already reduced CO2 emissions by 14.5% between 2010 and 2019.


EIC Business Acceleration Services

This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC pilot Business Acceleration Services. Read our report on EIC Corporate Days and watch our EIC Corporate Day video to learn more about what we do and how we do it. To explore other opportunities to connect with the largest corporates in Europe, keep an eye on our events page

All participants are expected to fill out a brief satisfaction survey shortly after the event and a business impact survey after six months. Failure to do so may lead to exclusion from future Business Acceleration Services.


Cancellation policy

Cancellations will only be considered in duly documented cases of “force majeure”. Unjustified cancellation can lead to exclusion in future Business Acceleration Services events. For additional information, please refer to our helpdesk (please choose “Saint-Gobain - Corporate Days” as the subject).



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