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. 


  • 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.
  • 14/09/2020

    Discover highlights of the EIC Hub at the Research and Innovation Days

    Join the EIC Hub at the European Research and Innovation days, taking place online from 22 to 24 September 2020! Discover lively debates on sustainable finance, green deal innovators, COVID solutions and much more. 
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