European Innovation Council

Are you an ambitious SME and do you wish to invest in revolutionary innovations? The European Union is eager to support you by means of the European Innovation Council (EIC). Start-ups, small businesses and medium-size businesses are all eligible to use the EIC grant scheme. The condition being that your activities are aimed at commercialisation of high-risk and high-impact technologies.

The EIC programme consists of three instruments depending on the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) of your innovation project:

  • EIC Pathfinder (for innovations up to and including TRL 3-4)
  • EIC Transition (for innovations from TRL 3-4 up to and including 5-6)
  • EIC Accelerator (for innovations from TRL 5-6 up to and including 9).

The EIC is part of Horizon Europe, the new and Europe’s largest grant programme ever to boost innovations. The programme will run from 2021 to 2027, and the available budget is € 10 billion. So the ambitions are huge.

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Would you like to know what opportunities the EIC programme offers you? Download the whitepaper for all information and conditions. Would you like to discuss what your chances are of receiving funding? Please contact Jeroen van der Put, innovation consultant, by calling +31 622495023 or send an email to Jeroen.


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EIC for pioneering innovations

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