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Backing visionary entrepreneurs

The EIC is Europe’s flagship innovation programme to identify, develop and scale up breakthrough technologies and game changing innovations

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Support to research teams to research or develop an emerging breakthrough technology

Building on promising research results to demonstrate and mature the technology and develop business plans for specific applications


Funding and investments through the EIC Fund for individual start-ups and small companies to develop and scale up game changing innovations

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Support for EIC beneficiaries

EIC advisers and collaborators

EIC Board Homepage

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

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

EIC Ambassadors announced at the EIC Summit

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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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

Discover EIC projects in your region
or in your business area

Featured projects

Latest statistics: EIC Accelerator June cut-off results

innovative start-ups
receive grant & equity
proposals from female CEOs
€363 million
allocated budget
€227 million
investment component
16 countries
France, Germany, Netherlands on top


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The Commission launched today the 12th edition of the European Social Innovation Competition (EUSIC). The prize promotes social innovations that provide solutions to societal challenges and foster sustainable and inclusive growth in Europe.

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New wave of EIC Ambassadors was introduced by Commissioner Iliana Ivanova at the EIC Summit during the Research and Innovation Week in Brussels.

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