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News article14 April 20221 min read

European Innovation Council publishes a report on realising the deep-tech entrepreneurial talent of Europe

In this report, the expert group recommends that the European Innovation Council (EIC) creates two ambitious deep-tech training programmes - the Trailblazer and the Pioneer - to foster technological solutions and realise human entrepreneurial talent.

The “raison d’être” of the EIC is to realise and accelerate breakthrough innovation for rapid market growth as well as to promote the European Union's strategic autonomy. The European innovation ecosystem being fragmented, providers of solutions or proto-solutions are sparse and unwilling/ unable to take the necessary risk. The expert group recommends that the EIC takes the responsibility to grow the human talent, the scientific entrepreneurs who can bring the development of breakthrough technologies to the market. To attain these goals, they present how this could be done.

Read the full report: Report on Deep-Tech Entrepreneurship Training


Building on the achievement and expertise of the EIC Pilot Expert group on strengthening the EIC management, the EISMEA has established this expert group to advise the EIC on Tech to market activities, and on the design of the EIC Marketplace. The report on deep-tech entrepreneurship training is the work of the subgroup on Tech to Market activities led by Cheryl Martin.


Publication date
14 April 2022