Novelties in EIC work programme 2020: Increase in funding for game-changing green innovation and woman-led companies

A significant increase to the European Innovation Council (EIC) Pilot budget is expected to be adopted by the European Commission in March 2020, to support game-changing, market-creating innovation and deep-tech SMEs to scale-up, paving the ground for the launch of a ‘fully-fledged’ programme in Horizon Europe (2021 – 2027).

EU COURT OF AUDITOR REPORT ON SME INSTRUMENT: AN EFFECTIVE PROGRAMME!

The European Court of Auditors – ECA – published the special report dedicated to SME Instrument and confirmed that it is  an effective and innovative programme facing relevant challenges. With €3 billion for 2014-2020, the EU’s SME instrument strives to support innovation in SMEs and start-ups by filling the gap in funding and increasing commercialisation […]

The SME Instrument becomes the EIC Accelerator, offering optional equity investment in addition to a grant

From the 6 June 2019 innovative companies can apply for a grant of up to 17.5 million in combined grant and equity financing to scale-up quickly and effectively. The grants available will be between € 0.5 and 2.5 million and equity investment can amount up to €15 million. The aim is to increase support for […]

Enhanced European Innovation Council: From the SME Instrument Phase 1 and Phase 2 to Pathfinder and Accelerator

The Enhanced European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot supports researchers and innovators developing high-risk, breakthrough innovations with the potential to create new markets and boost jobs, growth and prosperity in Europe. It pilots two new schemes developed on the experience on FET-Open and SME instrument funding schemes: the EIC Pathfinder pilot (grant only), comprising FET-Open and […]

A video on results from the DroneDays 2019 B2B event

Did you missed the last edition fo the DroneDays B2B event which took place last 15-16/03/2019? A video will help you seeing the results !

11.04.2019 – InfoDay & B2B on Call for proposals for Eurodrone and industrial projects under the European Defence Fund

Some of you maybe remember: in June 2017 the European Defence Fund launched a 3-tier call for proposals. There is now a new opportunity for some players interested in being involved in joint defence industrial projects or in defence research projects via calls for proposals that the EC has just launched.