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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

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 health, digital and green-deal portfolios

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

Featured projects

Latest statistics - EIC Pathfinder October 2021 cut off

proposals evaluated
projects chosen
€145 million
total EU contribution
€3,7 million
average EU grant


News article |

The European Innovation Council launches the ‘Scale-Up 100’ call for business support organizations, to facilitate companies with high-growth potential on their path to become European deep tech champions.

HorizonEU - Innovative Europe

EIC Forum

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

EIC Newsletter