EIC Accelerator

The EIC Accelerator (previously SME Instrument) is part of the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot that supports top class innovators, entrepreneurs and small companies with funding opportunities and acceleration services. The main focus of the EIC Accelerator is on market-creating innovations that shape new markets and generate jobs, growth and higher standards of living. 


  • 29/01/2021

    EU Industry Days 2021: join EASME projects at the virtual exhibition and vote for the best!

    From 23 to 26 February, 43 EU projects will take part in the virtual exhibition of the EU Industry Days and have the opportunity to interact with many stakeholders as industry, policy makers, EU SMEs and find potential synergies.
  • 22/09/2020

    The Deep Tech Europe Report: key numbers from the EIC performance

    The European Innovation Council (EIC) supports European innovators in transitioning their ideas from the lab to the market. Thanks to its “smart money”, the EIC is bridging the critical investment gap in early-stage innovation and makes market-creating innovation easier in Europe. The Deep Tech Europe Report focuses on the results and impacts of its legacy programmes (SME Instrument and FET) and reveals the ins and outs of the EIC Accelerator and EIC Pathfinder funding schemes. Discover below the key numbers from the EIC portfolio in 2020. 
  • 22/09/2020

    EIC Fund requests offers for AI tool

    The EIC Fund, under the European Innovation Council, requests offers for an AI-based system to enhance support to applicants and the efficiency of the EIC evaluation and funding process.
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