EIC Accelerator (SME Instrument)

The EIC Accelerator (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 (SME Instrument) is on market-creating innovations that shape new markets and generate jobs, growth and higher standards of living. 


  • 21/02/2020

    EIC Corporate Day with AB InBev: Something big is brewing

    On 19-20 February 2020, companies supported under the European Innovation Council (EIC)  had the opportunity to accelerate their business collaborating with AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer and one of Europe’s biggest food and drinks companies. AB InBev opened its doors to 32 SMEs to pitch and present their business cases at the group’s Global Innovation and Technology Center (GITEC) in its home city of Leuven, Belgium.
  • 10/02/2020

    EIC-funded Blue Ocean Robotics raises $12 million

    Unlike most companies in the robotics market, Blue Ocean Robotics focuses on more than one product, with a range of solutions for industries such as healthcare, hospitality, construction and agriculture. In 2019, the value of the Danish company doubled, new acquisitions were introduced in their portfolio and, during the last two months of the year, Blue Ocean has hired nearly one new employee every day. The new funding round will support ongoing growth. 
  • 04/02/2020

    Brexit: implications for the EIC Accelerator

    As of 1 February 2020, the United Kingdom formally leaves the European Union. Under the Withdrawal Agreement, projects located in the United Kingdom are only eligible for financial operations if those operations were approved before the Agreement's date of entry into force.
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