Welcome to the incoming EIC Board President
The European Commission appointed Michiel Scheffer as President of the Board of the European Innovation Council (EIC). The exact starting date in this new role is still to be confirmed.
Get funding & investment
Building on promising research results to demonstrate and mature the technology and develop business plans for specific applications
Funding and investments through the EIC Fund for individual start-ups and small companies to develop and scale up game changing innovations
Take the challenge and compete for an EIC Prize which rewards Europe's leading innovators
Invest with us
The EIC Fund is looking for investment partners - Learn how to invest with the European Innovation Council and check the Investment Guidelines.
Support for EIC beneficiaries
Benefit from a wide range of services: access to coaches, mentors, access to global partners & innovation ecosystem.
EIC advisers and collaborators
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 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
Latest statistics - EIC Accelerator October 2022 cut-off
EIC Transition: tips for applicants
Are you an SME or a start-up that would like to apply for the EIC Transition scheme? Check what is available and some useful advice on the steps to follow.
European Social Innovation Competition: 2023 edition now open for applications
The Commission launched today the 11th edition of the European Social Innovation Competition. The prize promotes the potential of social innovation to provide solutions to societal challenges and to foster sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe.
Commission appoints Michiel Scheffer as President of the Board of the European Innovation Council
Yesterday, the Commission has announced the appointment of Michiel Scheffer as the President of the Board of the European Innovation Council (EIC).
European Innovation Council: new group of deep tech start-ups to receive Accelerator investments with increase in women-led start-ups
32 companies have been selected to receive European Innovation Council (EIC) funding, combining grants and equity, following the first 2023 EIC Accelerator cut-off in January.
Start applying for services on the newly launched EIC Partners’ Service Catalogue
Do you need acceleration, infrastructure, training, or even scale-up support? A select group of European organisations is now offering several services to European Innovation Council (EIC) innovators.
European Prize for Humanitarian Innovation: first edition kicks off
The Commission launched the first edition of the European Prize for Humanitarian Innovation (InnovAid) at the European Humanitarian Forum, on 21 March 2023.
European Innovation Council (EIC) Local Info Day in Serbia
- Belgrade, Serbia
HorizonEU - Innovative Europe
European Innovation Ecosystems
Creating more connected and efficient innovation ecosystems to support the scaling of companies and spur innovation
European Institute of Innovation & Technology
Increase Europe’s ability to innovate by nurturing entrepreneurial talent and supporting new ideas