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The EIC aims to identify and support breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations to create new markets and scale up internationally

Funding opportunities

EIC Pathfinder

Support to research teams to research or develop an emerging breakthrough technology

EIC Transition

The EIC Transition funding scheme builds on promising research results to demonstrate and mature the technology and develop business plans for specifi

EIC Accelerator

Funding and investments through the EIC Fund for individual start-ups and small companies to develop and scale up game changing innovations

Business Acceleration Services

All EIC supported projects and companies get access to coaching, mentoring, partnering and other EIC Business Acceleration Services

EIC Prizes

Take the challenge and compete for an EIC Prize which rewards Europe's leading innovators

Investment Opportunities

The EIC Fund is looking for investment partners -
discover more and check the Investment Guidelines.


EIC Communities

EIC Board

Meet the leading innovators who advise the EIC on its overall strategy and performance

EIC Programme Managers

Meet our first in-house experts who head EIC support in health, digital and green-deal portfolios

EIC Jury Members

The EIC draws on a wide range of external advice and expertise in order to select the most promising projects and companies and to support them

EIC Community Platform

Helping business finding peers & partnerships

Go to the Platform

Latest statistics - October 2021 cut off

innovative companies
receive blended finance
companies led by female CEOs
€ 627 million
allocated budget
€ 414 million
equity investment

EIC projects in your region or in your business area



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The European Innovation Council and the European Space Agency (ESA) have launched a joint call for contributions to collect ideas for implementing the concept of ‘circular economy’ and technologies and sustainable processes in space


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