The European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot stimulates strong collaboration between the innovative companies it funds and large corporates, investors, technology giants and industrial leaders to spur new partnerships and help small companies scale-up their business. Read our 2018-2019 Highlights from Corporate Days to get a grasp of what the programme offers.
The EIC Business Acceleration Services have organised dozens of events and opportunities since 2017 to allow EIC-funded companies to boost their network and meet relevant investors and business partners. From 2017 till 2019, there were 27 EIC Corporate Days with big corporates like : Airbus, BMW, Procter&Gamble, Roche, Enel, Vinci, Solvay, , Suez, Sonae, Ferrovial, Veolia and many more.
Over 600 EIC-funded SMEs were able to participate in these events, leading to almost 200 follow-ups and numerous pilots, Proof of Concept's and other business deals. Bridging the gap between SMEs and large companies can prove to be a vital strategy for business acceleration and growth.
Read the Highlights from Corporate Days and check out the video to have an idea of what Corporate Days are and can bring you.
"Large corporates have scale, but are often limited when it comes to developing new ideas that challenge existing business models. The EIC is a unique opportunity for small and large European companies to collaborate and leverage the diversification of Europe in order to win in the digital era and develop new sustainable business models and opportunities for the benefits of all citizens" says Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman of Siemens.
Interested in participating? In 2020 many more events with leading European and global players are sure to unlock opportunities for companies across Europe. For additional information on how to apply, please check the EIC Community at: https://community-smei.easme-web.eu/