EIC SME Instrument

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

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  • 18/12/2018

    Business Acceleration Services: 3 things we learned in 2018

    The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot delivers real value Business Acceleration Services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) equipped with a grant by the European Commission. After a year filled with networking opportunities, workshops sessions and matchmaking events it’s important to take the time to reflect. 
  • 23/11/2018

    20 EIC pilot innovators selected for business acceleration event with Medtronic

    On 28 and 29 November, a selected group of companies funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot will have the chance to share their visions for transforming healthcare with Medtronic corporate representatives in Tolochenaz, Switzerland.
  • 23/11/2018

    Sulapac - pack your things without microplastics

    EIC pilot -funded Sulapac aims to tackle the mountain of plastic waste clogging up our seas by licensing its biodegradable, microplastic-free material to manufacturers around the world. Come meet them on 27 November in the high-level Conference on how innovation and research impact our daily lives! 
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