The Commission adopted the amendment of the EIC work programme 2023 including two Coordination and Support Actions. Both calls for proposals will open on 16 August.
The deadline for the last EIC Accelerator cut-off for full (Step 2) proposals this year has been changed from 4 October to 19 October 2023.
EIC Board statement: recommendations for increasing participation of high potential innovators from widening countries to EIC programmes
The EIC Board has set an overall objective to increase the participation of widening countries to a share of at least 15% across all EIC instruments, double the current level of below 8%.
Following consultations with stakeholders, the Board has agreed a Code of Conduct which it has published in draft for any other parties to provide comments or feedback.
In the first quarter of 2023 the EIC Fund has become the biggest Venture Capital investor in European deals measured by amount invested, and third in number of deals.
Companies can once again submit short (Step 1) applications for European Innovation Council Accelerator funding, using a new IT platform developed for this purpose by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA).
The EIC Accelerator cut-off closed on 21 June 2023 with 648 full proposals submitted.
Scaling up with the European Innovation Council: launch of the new initiative to support Europe’s future deep tech champions
Commission launched the EIC Scale Up 100 initiative. Its goal is to identify, promote, and support the growth of 100 promising Europe’s deep tech companies with the potential to become ‘unicorns’ (exceeding €1 billion valuation).
Commission announces partners in European Innovation Council action to support the Ukrainian deep tech community
The Commission announced today the partners in a pan-European network who will implement a €20 million European Innovation Council (EIC) action supporting Ukraine’s innovation community.
Board recommendations on the revision of the EIC IP Provisions
Check the guidelines and recommendations of the EIC Board regarding the improvement of submissions to EIC Accelerator through the EIC Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform tool.
Are you an SME or a start-up that would like to apply for the EIC Transition scheme? Check what is available and some useful advice on the steps to follow.
Yesterday, the Commission has announced the appointment of Michiel Scheffer as the President of the Board of the European Innovation Council (EIC).
European Innovation Council: new group of deep tech start-ups to receive Accelerator investments with increase in women-led start-ups
32 companies have been selected to receive European Innovation Council (EIC) funding, combining grants and equity, following the first 2023 EIC Accelerator cut-off in January.
Congratulation to PASQAL for the successful funding round
The European Innovation Council Fund (EIC Fund) has taken 42 new investment decisions into deep-tech companies for a total of €331 million since the last announcement in November 2022.
The European Innovation Council received 476 full applications from start-ups and SMEs for the EIC Accelerator 11 January cut-off.
The EIC Board welcomes the publication of the EIC’s Work Programme for 2023 with over €1.6 billion to support deep tech innovations in scaling companies, startups and research teams from across Europe.
The EIC impact report reflects the impact of the 1 600 innovative companies and over 500 technology projects funded by the EIC from 2014-2021, including its predecessor programmes.
The European Innovation Council: over one and a half billion euro for breakthrough technologies