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Tech to Market Programme

EIC Tech to Market Programme (T2M) helps innovators from projects funded under EIC Pathfinder and Transition in their transition from lab to market


The EIC Tech to Market Programme (T2M) includes a wide array of activities that have been contributing to make EIC beneficiaries more capable and ready to take the leap towards the market. In our videos, you can understand a bit more about the services we are delivering, and hear directly from participants about their successful experiences.

Watch our videos to learn more!

EIC Tech to Market Entrepreneurship

The EIC Tech to Market Entrepreneurship Programme aims to help deep-tech innovative researchers supported by the EIC Pathfinder and the EIC Transition  with entrepreneurial aspiration to turn their technology solutions into marketable innovations, accelerate their science-startup projects and build strong Value Propositions and viable Business Models.

What does the Programme offer?

  • Customised training to build entrepreneurial insights on deep-tech venture creation;
  • Guidance on deep-tech pitching and transformation of the innovative idea into a concrete action plan;
  • Expert-based support services for developing and validating the Business Model through Design Thinking methodologies;

Exchange with market and industrial stakeholders to assess the value proposition and the product-market fit. 

How is the Programme implemented?

The Programme consists of five different  components:

  1. EIC Innovation Discovery Training: Two half-days of online collective sessions to learn about  the basics of entrepreneurial skills and advice on how to pitch.
  2. EIC Bootcamp for innovative researchers: Four days of online collective workshops to explore in depth all major entrepreneurial components to be mastered by a deep tech founder (value proposition, team, roadmap, pitch and much more).
  3. EIC Pioneer Programme for innovative researchers: Immersive 4-5 months programme of collective sessions (every Wednesday from 16.00 - 18.00 CET) & individual coaching to explore in depth deep-tech entrepreneurship related topics, from IP protection, industrialization, regulatory, team management to finance.
  4. EIC Business Idea Validation Bootcamp: Collective workshops, team coaching and interviews over 4 weeks to strengthen the value proposition and get tailored support to pre-validate the business model of the initial innovation idea. 
  5. EIC Business Validation Programme: 8 weeks of intensive online courses, masterclasses, coaching and interviews  to focus on a market-oriented value proposition, the product-market fit and the customer discovery.

Interested in the EIC T2M Entrepreneurship Programme?

Find more information about our open calls.


EIC Tech to Market Venture Building

With the EIC Tech to Market Venture Building Programme, the EIC aims to build start-ups to exploit promising research results through venture building services, comprising a range of activities from identification of promising business ideas to venture creation and development.

How will the programme be implemented?

The EIC Tech to Market Venture Building Programme will onboard EIC beneficiaries (from EIC Pathfinder and EIC Transition) and take them into a journey that will comprise 4 main phases:

  • Tech Demo Days: Your entry way to the programme: organisation of thematic exploration workshops with feedback from key market players on your technology potential.
  • Opportunities’ exploration: Guidance on feasibility from a team of experts with business insights that can support you with recommendations for improvement.
  • Team creation: Build your team with individualised recruitment services, access to entrepreneurs in residence and to talent brokerage events.
  • Venture support services: Support in needs analysis and advisory expertise on key domains for venture creation, such as IP, finance or HR.

There will also be the option of joining specific on-demand services through EIC proactive management.

Interested in the EIC T2M Venture Building? 

Apply through our “Expression of Interest” to join the EIC T2M Venture Building Programme. 


Work with us: Call for experts and entrepreneurs in residence

Call for Expertise 

If you have experience in bringing deep tech innovations to market, you can apply to become an expert for the programme. You will have the opportunity to prove feedback on the potential of the EIC Beneficiaries’ innovations, be a mentor and contribute as a business  or market expert in different business-related fields to support business ideas validation and venture creation. 

You can read more about the call and learn how to apply in this link!

Expression of Interest for Entrepreneurs in Residence

We are looking for entrepreneurs in residence to team up with researchers who want to transform their research project into deep-tech startups. Apply to register your profile and join our Entrepreneurs’ Talent Pool, and become eligible to join a new disruptive venture as co-founder or key team member. 

For more information, please check the call for expressions of interest!

Open calls and upcoming events

To check all opportunities, please visit our Calendar page.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Consult the FAQs to answer most common issues.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please contact us through the EIC Community’s contact page  by choosing ‘EIC T2M Entrepreneurship Programme’ for more information related with the EIC Tech to Market Entrepreneurship Programme, and by choosing ‘EIC T2M Venture Building Programme’ for more information related with the EIC Tech to Market Venture Building Programme.