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In addition to the coaching & training and access to corporates, investors and procurers, EIC-supported researchers, innovators and entrepreneurs will have access to the EIC Greenhouse Gas (EIC GHG) programme. With the EIC GHG programme, part of the Business Acceleration Services, the EIC will offer the support and expertise needed to assess, track and efficiently reduce the carbon footprint of the beneficiaries and co-create new green services and business.

This will be done using a dedicated GHG-tool and co-creation activities & working groups with corporates, industrial associations, regions in carbon transition, and others.


Co-creation and working groups

Co-creation activities will enable EIC beneficiaries to be more customer-oriented, improve the relationship among different players, and increase the chance of successfully adapting and inventing new products and services. 

By joining the EIC GHG co-creation activities, EIC beneficiaries will take advantage of partnering opportunities with Corporates, Industrial Associations, Regions in Carbon Transition and other (EIC-funded) SMEs. 

In addition, EIC beneficiaries are invited to be part of online Working Groups on the EIC Community Platform. Working Groups on the EIC Community Platform will help start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs to successfully establish co-creation teams (co-creation peer-to-peer) with the help of qualified business facilitators.

To apply for the EIC GHG Co-creation activities, please visit the EIC Community


EIC GHG tool

The EIC GHG tool  is a starting point for considering and developing the most efficient solutions to reduce GHG emissions and assess to what extent one company’s strategy is compatible with EU objectives.

The GHG tool allows each EIC beneficiary to simulate the GHG emissions of their activities on the largest scope possible, i.e., their daily direct GHG emissions (e.g., site combustion such as on-building heating or mobile consumption such as vehicle fuel consumption) and their indirect emissions (e.g., manufacturing of sold products, business travel, waste, etc.). Once the carbon footprint is assessed for a baseline year, the tool will suggest a selection of typical mitigation measures applicable to the company’s activities. It will then be possible to choose the preferred measures and commit to a certain level of ambition for the implementation of each measure in the next years. Starting from these results and the choices of measures, the beneficiaries may consider or suggest innovative products which may help reduce emissions for each emission category.

Access the tool here. (Please log in to access the Members- Only area)

Regular webinars on the use of the GHG tool will be organized. To apply, please go to the EIC Community.

Benefits of green house gas reduction for SMEs


Leading by example: Greenhouse gas stories

The EIC Community is home to over 5500 of Europe’s most innovative startups and scaleups, many of whom are already working on innovative services and products that positively contribute to GHG emissions reduction. An overview (updated on a regular basis) of stories and case studies can be found on the EIC Community.


Find all the answers on the EIC GHG programme in the FAQ section (tbc).


  1. 2 July 2021
    EIC GHG Webinar: Your journey towards an innovative low-carbon strategy
  2. 16 July 2021
    EIC GHG Webinar: Introduction to the GHG tool
  3. September 2021
    EIC GHG: Co-creation with CEPI
  4. October 2021
    EIC GHG: Co-creation with SUEZ




  5. Q3 2021
    EIC GHG: Co-creation with Stara Zagora region (BG)


  6. Q4 2021
    EIC GHG: Co-creation with Unilever


  7. Q4 2021
    EIC GHG: Co-creation with the city of Katowice (PL)


  8. Q4 2021
    EIC GHG: Co-creation with Bondalti


  9. Q4 2021
    EIC GHG: Co-creation with Western Macedonia (EL)