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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

Get funding & investment

EIC Pathfinder

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

EIC Transition

Building on promising research results to demonstrate and mature the technology and develop business plans for specific applications

EIC Accelerator

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

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Support for EIC beneficiaries

EIC advisers and collaborators

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 various portfolios such as health, digital, green-deal, space, construction or technology

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 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 podcast series

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

Latest statistics - EIC Accelerator October 2022 cut-off

Selected companies
€470 million
Allocated budget
Successful proposals from female CEOs
Receive equity & grant
DE, NL, FR & ES at the top


  • News article

Spain awards funding to 19 EIC Seal of Excellence awardees

16 potentially game-changing companies in Spain - received an EIC Accelerator Seal of Excellence - were selected to receive €30 million in grant funding from the National Recovery Plan budget and Next Generation EU, and Comunidad de Madrid funds 3 additional Seal of Excellence awardees

HorizonEU - Innovative Europe

EIC Forum

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