Funding opportunities for clusters, innovation agencies and other SME Intermediaries
Funding opportunities for SMEs and researchers
EIC Planet.tech interview with Advisory Board Member Jim Hagemann SnabeLast week, 3 and 4 June, saw the kick-off of yet another new EIC-initiative, Planet.tech, an event focused on EU Green Deal-challenges. It brought together 28 EIC-backed start-ups/scale-ups with four large corporates, namely AB InBEV, Deme, Nestle and P&G, with the objective to develop a number of Proof of Concepts (PoC) and enhance the cooperation between all parties.
EIC Innovation Training Workshop: Connecting research to the real worldOn 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.
EIC Corporate Day with Enel: powering up your business onlineOn 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.