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European Innovation Council
News announcement9 April 20211 min read

Commission opens first European Innovation Council calls worth €1 billion

The Commission opened new calls under the EIC programme. The funding worth over €1 billion is available under the first EIC Accelarator calls, additional €168 million under the EIC Pathfinder programme. 

The EIC Accelerator funding aims to help scale up start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses that have the potential to achieve high impact. While over half of the funding is open to breakthrough innovations in any field, €495 million are earmarked for innovations that support the European Green Deal as well as digital and health technologies. 

Interdisciplinary teams of researchers can apply for research and innovation grants under EIC Pathfinder. The grants that vary from €3 to €4 million.


Publication date
9 April 2021