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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 advisers and collaborators

EIC Board Homepage

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 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

Discover EIC projects in your region
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.

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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.

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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 Commission launched today the 12th edition of the European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC). The prize promotes social innovations that provide solutions to societal challenges and foster sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe.

  • 3 min read
  • 24 May 2024
European Patent Office | 22/05/2024 | EPO President António Campinos yesterday participated in a workshop organised jointly with the European Innovation Council (EIC), the European Union's largest funder of innovative SMEs, with which the EPO cooperates closely to boost innovation in Europe.

HorizonEU - Innovative Europe

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