European Innovation Council (EIC)

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The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a flagship innovation programme addressing the deep tech industry. It aims to support the commercialisation of high-risk, high-impact technologies by providing funding, networking opportunities, and business acceleration services to researchers, start-ups, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

The funding opportunities offered by the EIC include:

  • EIC Pathfinder, which supports research on radically new technologies;
  • EIC Transition, which funds innovation activities beyond proof of concept;
  • EIC Accelerator, which provides substantial financial support for the development and scale-up of game-changing innovations.

Additionally, the EIC offers business acceleration services, including coaching, mentoring, and access to investors and corporates, to help innovators bring their ideas to market.