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. 


  • 13/06/2019

    2025 SMEs apply for funding under EIC SME Instrument

    The European Commission received 2025 proposals for the European Innovation Council pilot’s SME Instrument Phase 2 before the last cut-off date of the SME Instrument in this form on 5 June 2019. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from 40 countries submitted proposals. Companies that pass the initial selection stage will be invited to Brussels, to pitch in front of a Jury of investors and business experts during the week of 18-21 July 2019.
  • 12/06/2019

    The EIC pilot, Telefónica and BBVA embrace new approaches within the telecoms and banking sectors

    A selected group of EIC pilot pioneers presented their innovations to top managers of Telefónica and BBVA in Madrid, Spain. The matchmaking event focused on new technologies and solutions for the telecoms and banking sectors.
  • 06/06/2019

    EIC Accelerator offers new blend of grants and equity

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