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European Innovation Council online Info Day - Work Programme 2024 (15 January 2024)

The European Innovation Council (EIC) Work Programme 2024 was presented in this full-day online event on 15 January 2024 dedicated to potential applicants, together with an overview of the achievements under the previous work programmes

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The Event

Prospective applicants for the European Innovation Council (EIC) interested in the upcoming opportunities under the Work Programme 2024 join this full-day online Info Day to learn more about these opportunities, but also about the successes achieved under the previous work programmes.

High-level speakers from the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) and the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD) of the European Commission and from the European Investment Bank (EIB) provided an overview about three main funding schemes of the EIC:

  • EIC Pathfinder: for advanced research on breakthrough or game-changing technologies;
  • EIC Transition: for transforming research results into innovation opportunities;
  • EIC Accelerator: for individual companies to develop and scale up breakthrough innovations with high risk and high impact.

Dedicated sessions presented the wide range of services (access to coaches, mentors, access to global partners & innovation ecosystem) offered to all EIC-funded projects and companies by the Business Acceleration Services (BAS) and the Lump Sums as a novelty from 2024 relevant for all schemes.

The event concluded with an overview of the free of charge support that prospective applicants can get from their EIC National Contact Points (Access2EIC network) and their local Enterprise Europe Network (EEN2EIC network) advisers. 

The following day, the online Info Day dedicated to the EIC Accelerator Challenges under the Work Programme 2024 took place.


 Questions during the Info Day were collected via Slido and addressed during the Q&As sessions.

Following the info day, the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the EIC Work Programme 2024 will be updated with all new questions (i.e. questions not already included in the FAQs) collected during the event, including those which were not addressed during the Q&As sessions.

For questions after the event, please write to EISMEA-COMMUNICATIONatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (EISMEA-COMMUNICATION[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)

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  • innovation | EU financing
  • Monday 15 January 2024, 09:30 - 17:00 (CET)
  • Live streaming available


  1. 15 Jan 2024, 09:30 - 10:00 (CET)

    Main Achievements of the EIC in 2023

    Stéphane OUAKI, Head of EIC Department, EIC & SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)

    Policy context & Main novelties of the EIC WP 2024

    Keith SEQUEIRA, Head of Unit European Innovation Council, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD)

  2. 10:00 - 11:15 (CET)
    EIC Pathfinder

    Overview and application process; novelties and calls in 2024

    Timo HALLANTIE, Head of Unit, EIC Pathfinder, EISMEA

    Martin LANGE, Deputy Head of Unit, EIC Pathfinder, EISMEA


  3. 11:15 - 12:00 (CET)
    Lump Sums

    Andreia CHICOS, Common Implementation Service, DG RTD

  4. 12:00 - 13:00 (CET)
    EIC Transition

    Overview and application process; novelties and calls in 2024

    Viorel PECA, Head of Unit, EIC Transition, EISMEA

    Marco GIORGINI, Head of Sector, EIC Tech to Market activities, EISMEA 


  5. 13:00 - 13:45 (CET)
    Lunch break
  6. 13:45 - 15:45 (CET)
    EIC Accelerator

    Overview and application process

    Cornelius SCHMALTZ, Head of Unit, EIC Accelerator, EISMEA

    Susana GETMAN, EIC Accelerator, EISMEA

    Equity investment process

    Jussi HATONEN, Head of EIC, European Investment Bank (EIB)


  7. 15:45 - 16:30 (CET)
    Business Acceleration Services

    Agnieszka STASIAKOWSKA, Head of Sector, EIC Business Acceleration Services, EISMEA


  8. 16:30 - 16:45 (CET)


  9. 16:45 - 17:00 (CET)
    Access2EIC and Closure

    Valentina FIORONI, APRE

Practical information

Monday 15 January 2024, 09:30 - 17:00 (CET)
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency | Directorate-General for Research and Innovation