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European Innovation Council
Supporting research and deep tech projects with a high degree of scientific ambition and risk.
Supporting maturation and validation of novel ideas from lab to business. A bridge between research and application development.
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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EIC Board Homepage

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

EIC Programme Managers

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

EIC Ambassadors announced at the EIC Summit

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

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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

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or in your business area

  • 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.

    Go to the EIC Podcasts

  • 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.

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Latest statistics - EIC Accelerator June 2023 cut-off

Companies selected
€349 million
Estimated budget
Female CEO
Receive blended finance
Top countries
France 25%, Germany 11%, Widening countries 13%


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The European Innovation Council and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology are launching the 2025 edition of the European Prize for Women Innovators. This joint initiative celebrates the outstanding achievements of women entrepreneurs driving positive change for people and the planet.

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The EIC of the European Commission is teaming up with Belgium, Estonia, Italy, Poland, and Switzerland to host the European Night Reception during BIO International Convention on 4 June 2024 in San Diego, USA

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  • 18 July 2024
The Irish Times | 17/07/2024 | Ireland - Galway-based Loci Orthopaedics has closed its Series A financing, raising €12.8 million to expand its clinical programmes and drive future commercialisation of its products. The round was led by European life sciences venture capital firm Seroba, Johnson &...
  • 18 July 2024
FinSMEs | 17/07/2024 | Spain - Integra Therapeutics, a Barcelona, Spain-based company which specializes in gene writing tools, received up to €10.5M from European Commission via the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator program. The company intends to use the funds to launch its first gene...

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