The EIC Accelerator is part of the Horizon 2020 programme, and the successor to the SME Instrument.
About the EIC Accelerator
The goal of the new programme is to support SMEs seeking to market disruptive innovations.
Who can apply?
SMEs are invited to apply. It is not necessary to be part of a consortium: individual enterprises can apply. The technology must be in the final stages of development. The programme also supports the marketing of the innovation, through demonstration projects for example.
Rules for funding
Your project must be high-profile and ground-breaking. It must involve an element of risk and have potential for market introduction and scaling up. You can apply for a total of € 17.5 million in blended finance, including a grant of up to € 2.5 million and up to € 15 million in investment. The grant can be used for technological advancement. The investment can be used for commercial activities.
Applying for funding
Applications can be submitted all year round and are assessed by a panel of experts four times throughout the year. If your proposal is ranked high enough, you will be invited to give a presentation in Brussels. If so, we will coach you on how to rise to the challenge.
More information about the EIC Accelerator
There are a range of funding opportunities. For more information about the EIC Accelerator, please contact Roy Hoven, manager Subsidiefocus, by calling +31 (0)73-6465475 or send Roy an email. He will help you understand your options and explain the rules.