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. You will get the opportunity to learn in depth about eventual/potential commercialisation of your projects outcomes and maximise your value proposition. The two-day workshop will be based on interactive sessions and will offer concrete business tools to you and your research project, which can be immediately implemented. 


Applications are closed. 

Stay tuned in our EIC Community! A new edition of the Innovation Training workshop will be announced soon. 


Having difficulties to define the commercialization potential of your research project? Struggling to identify your customer segment? On 1 and 2 December 2020, a limited hand-picked number of EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open & FET-Proactive) will have the opportunity to cover these topics, among many others. 

During the Innovation Training Workshop you will receive support and training on the commercialization and value creation of your research project: validate your technology, learn how to recognize business opportunities, hone your pitching skills and present your innovative solutions in this 2 x 0,5-day online workshop. 

The workshop is built as an agile match of different modules that will be based on the status (maturity level) and needs of the target group.


Who can apply?

The application is only for EIC Pathfinder beneficiaries (FET-Open and FET-Proactive researchers), acting either as individuals or representatives of a consortium. EIC Accelerator beneficiaries are not eligible for application.


The modules 

  • Technology Validation and product-market fit process 

Understanding the market pull actions from early stage of Technology Readiness Level (TRL)

  • Business Recognition and Market Data Module    

Understanding the commercialization potential of the research and defining ideal market sharing technics

  • Venture Development Methodology Module    

Fine-tuning and improving business proposition and approach to the market.

  • Exploitation via Lean approach Module      

Identifying customer segment and exploitation opportunities

  • Presentation Pitch

Simulation and personalized feedback given on the quality of the pitch 


Comments from previous workshops: 

“These two days gave me ideas on how to bridge the gap between us, creating a way to validate the product and achieve a more business orientated vision. 

“As a researcher you take a deep dive into your ideas. Having this workshop is a very useful tool to give you some perspective.

“It was a great opportunity for us to review our market analysis.


Additional information

EIC Business Acceleration Services

The EIC pilot continues to support science-to-technology research projects like FET programme has done with an additional focus on continuous improvement, networking, learning opportunities and facilitating access to business partners and investors for our beneficiaries. Being part of the programme offers you a life-long privileged access to our user-driven business acceleration services, customized to your needs. Finding the right strategic partner can be the fastest way to start up or grow your company. It will also give you more time to focus on the critical activities that make your business unique.

For EIC Pathfinder, scientists and entrepreneurs can validate their prototypes during dedicated Pathfinder Corporate Cooperation Days and Innovation Training Workshops.

EIC beneficiaries are also invited to be part of the online EIC Community. The overall aim of the EIC Community platform is to help innovators, entrepreneurs, SMEs and scientists to successfully establish themselves on the European and global markets, by creating a shared knowledge base and a virtual meeting place for them to connect with investors, corporates and peers to discuss potential businesses partnerships.

The Business Acceleration Services provided are free of charge. All participants are expected to fill out a short 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.

This opportunity is brought to you by the EIC pilot Business Acceleration Services. To explore other opportunities, keep an eye on our events page


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: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/contact (please choose “EIC Innovation Training Workshop” as the subject).


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