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European Innovation Council
Backing visionary entrepreneurs

The EIC is Europe’s flagship innovation programme to identify, develop and scale up breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations

EIC Pathfinder

EIC Pathfinder

Supporting research and deep tech projects with a high degree of scientific ambition and risk.
EIC Transition

EIC Transition

Supporting maturation and validation of novel ideas from lab to business. A bridge between research and application development.
EIC Accelerator

EIC Accelerator

Supporting start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises to develop and scale up to new markets or disrupt existing ones.

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Support for EIC beneficiaries

EIC advisers and collaborators

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EIC Board

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

EIC Programme Managers

EIC Programme Managers

Meet our first in-house experts who head EIC support in various portfolios such as health, digital, green-deal, space, construction or technology

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EIC Ambassadors

EIC ambassadors act as a voice for the EIC in the Member States, and provide feedback from all corners of the innovation ecosystem

EIC jury

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

Projects funded by the EIC

Discover EIC projects in your region
or in your business area

EIC Podcasts
EIC Podcasts

The game changers: from idea to innovative business. Interviews with EIC Programme Managers - technology experts from fascinating industries including space, energy, health and quantum - on the latest technology trends.

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Tech Talks
Tech Talks

Visionary Programme Managers – in collaboration with various experts from across the European tech ecosystem – guide and connect portfolios of EIC projects and companies in support of major technological goals. Hear more from them in these videos.

Watch the Tech Talks

Latest statistics - EIC Accelerator March 2023 cut-off

€261 million
Recommended budget
Have female CEO, CTO or CSO
Receive equity & grant
NL, FR , IL & UK at the top


HorizonEU - Innovative Europe

Collaboration - hands putting pieces of a puzzle together

EIC Forum

Promote coordination and dialogue on the development of the Union's innovation ecosystem