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European Innovation Council

Helping business
finding peers & partnerships

EIC Pathfinder call (25 May 2021 cut-off)

from 60 countries received
30% higher education, 25% private organisations, 30% international and public organisations, 15% other
168 million
estimated budget
average EU grant up to € 3 million
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This event offers a unique opportunity for European start-ups and innovators, in particular SMEs, researchers, corporates as well as potential investors and venture capitalists to connect and network. Register now!

Funding opportunities

EIC Pathfinder

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

EIC Transition

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

EIC Accelerator

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

Business Acceleration Services

All EIC supported projects and companies get access to coaching, mentoring, partnering and other EIC Business Acceleration Services

European Innovation Ecosystems

Specific support to enable innovation ecosystem actors to work together across Europe. Women TechEU and Innosup programmes

EIC Prizes

Take the challenge and compete for an EIC Prize which rewards Europe's leading innovators

Investment Opportunities

The EIC Fund is looking for investment partners - discover more and check the Investment Guidelines.

Selection of Members of the EIC Board


  1. 2 July
  2. 3 July

EIC projects in your region or in your business area