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News article16 May 20221 min read

European Innovation Council launches the Scale up 100 call

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.


To bolster EU competitiveness in the world where tech and disruptive innovations are growing in relevance, the European Innovation Council (EIC) has launched the EIC Scale-Up 100 call (coordination and support action), which is now open for applications. The goal of this new initiative is to identify, promote, and support the growth of 100 promising deep tech companies that show the potential to become ‘unicorns’ (with a value of over €1 billion). The winning entity or consortia will receive European Commission’s funding to help companies develop their corporate and leadership strategies, reach strategic investors and partners, expand internationally and obtain access to other scale-up support programmes. 

Join us in positioning Europe as a leader in global innovation! At EIC we strongly believe that collaboration drives innovation, so we invite you to partake in the open call to become our partner within Scale-up 100. The application is open until October 5, 2022 (17:00 Brussels time). You can find out more information and submit your application on the Funding and tenders opportunities portal.

In order for you to learn more about the Scale-Up 100 call, we encourage you to join the info day  held at the Sustainability and Technology: Investing in the future conference in Paris on June 14, 2022. The event will also offer an opportunity to gain valuable insight on European scale ups and get a unique possibility of networking with tech companies.

With high-level speakers such as Mariya Gabriel (Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth), Jean-David Malo (Director of EISMEA), Nicolas Duforcq (General Director of Bpifrance) and Kat Borlongan (EIC Board Member and Founding Member of Scale-Up Europe), the event will focus on three main elements:

  • policy discussions on European unicorns
  • presentation of the Scale Up 100 call
  • pitching sessions of selected EIC companies.


Learn more about the information day


Publication date
16 May 2022