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. 


  • 25/05/2020

    EIC Innovation Training Workshop: Connecting research to the real world

    On 13 and 14 May the European Innovation Council hosted an Innovation Training Workshop for projects from the EIC Pathfinder programme, previously known as Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) programme. During these two days, 13 participants had the opportunity to help shape their research ideas and bring it into a concrete business concept. This was also the first Business Acceleration Services event dedicated to Pathfinder researchers.
  • 19/05/2020

    EIC Corporate Day with Enel: powering up your business online

    On 12 May the European Innovation Council organised its first online Corporate Day, with Enel, the global energy company. Originally planned as a physical event to be held in March, it was fully digitalised for the convenience of the participating SMEs and corporate representatives. 33 EIC-backed SMEs had the chance to pitch their innovations in the field of renewable energy, smart cities and grid solutions, among others. Over 40 Enel representatives took part in listening to the pitches and scouting projects.
  • 04/05/2020

    EIC ePitching with Procurers on COVID19: finding common solutions together

    The European Innovation Council brought together over 50 public and private procurers, five European corporates and more than 20 EIC-backed SMEs during the first EIC ePitching with Procurers, a dedicated session on COVID19-solutions. The procurers, public as well as private-sector, and the SMEs had the opportunity to pitch their needs and respective solutions and follow-up with dedicated one-to-one sessions in the afternoon.
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