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European Innovation Council

EIC Pathfinder

Supporting research and deep tech projects with a high degree of scientific ambition and risk.

EIC Transition

Supporting maturation and validation of novel ideas from lab to business. A bridge between research and application development.

EIC Accelerator

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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Support for EIC beneficiaries

EIC advisers and collaborators

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EIC Board

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

EIC Programme Managers

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

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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

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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

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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%


  • 28 February 2024

IIT Madras Recorded a Significant Increase in Indian Patents

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), one of the top public universities in Chennai, India, has experienced a nearly double increase in the number of Indian patents granted during the calendar year 2023. The institute obtained 300 Indian patents in the last calendar year, compared...
  • 28 February 2024

International IP Index 2024: India’s Position Remain Unchanged

The International IP Index by the U.S. Chamber provides a blueprint for economies aiming to enhance the environment for innovation and creativity by implementing more robust intellectual property (IP) standards. According to the Index 2024, India maintained its 42nd position with a score of 38.64%...
  • 28 February 2024

Seventh Round of Discussion Regarding FTA Between India and the EU

On 19 February 2024, India and the European Union (EU) started the seventh round of negotiations in New Delhi concerning the free trade agreement (FTA). These discussions also encompassed talks on an investment protection agreement (IPA) and a pact regarding geographical indications (GIs).
  • 28 February 2024

India IP SME Helpdesk Joins Forces with Eureka Network

The India IP SME Helpdesk joins forces with a new collaborator: Eureka, a network of ministries and funding agencies for international cooperation in research and development (R&D) and innovation. For the SMEs considering applying to one of Eureka’s funding programmes, we as India IP SME Helpdesk...

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EIC Forum

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