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With our recently launched platform we want to create a virtual meeting-place where companies funded by the European Innovation Council (EIC) pilot can connect, share their experiences, find investors and leverage potential businesses partnerships. In this article we take you through all the steps to understand how the platform works!

What's it for?
• Get support from peers and the EIC eco-system, overcoming physical distance.
• Share experiences and knowledge.
• Get access to Business Acceleration Services, such as matching partners and investors
• Co-create knowledge.
• Explore business opportunities and expand your business network.
• Self-organise online events and learning opportunities.
 

Who are the members?
• EIC pilot-funded companies (Fast Track to Innovation, FET Open, SME Instrument, Horizon Prizes)
• EIC pilot extended community (POs, Coaches, KAMs, Jury Members, …)
• Investors

How to access and log in?
• To access the EIC Community, go to https://community-smei.easme-web.eu
• You will be requested to log in using the EU Login username and password
 
With EU Login:
• If you are funded by the EIC pilot you are in principle already registered in the platform as users and most of you already have an EU login. In this case log in with EU Login username and password you are already in!
• If you are not registered yet and have an EU Login, log in with the EU Login username and password and register.
 
Without an EU Login:
• If you do not have an EU Login, you need to create one: http://europa.eu/!Fq68pD
• After creating the EU Login, you can access the EIC Community as described above
 
What can you find on the EIC Community Platform?
• STORIES – See highlights of the most relevant news, impact stories, open calls for events and others. Goal: promote interaction with the main functionalities from the EIC Community.
• TOPICS - Find relevant information by a thematic or horizontal taxonomy of all areas of the EIC Community in one page. Goal: promote easier way to search information and share knowledge.
• GROUPS – Find information, events and group discussions under a specific theme. Goal: provide members with a space to connect, share ideas and foster opportunities in public or private groups, between members with shared interests and purposes.
• Members can participate in groups already created or create two different types of groups: 
• Public Groups – Public groups, where the information and discussions are open to the Community. Example:
• Private Groups - Exclusive invitation-only groups, where members can share information and have discussions in private. No aspect of the group is publicly visible, new members invitations/acceptance are gated by the group owner.
• ORGANISATIONS - A comprehensive and searchable list of all EIC-funded companies. Goal: promote an easy way to boost connections, foster communication and improve business relations.
• Organisations have a page profile to share relevant information about their activity. It’s the organisation job to feed the information and keep it relevant:
• About us
• News
• Media
• Events
• Team
• Organisations can look for other organisations using a comprehensive filter search-box:
• Type and Size;
• Countries Based in / Countries Selling to
• Product / Service
• Target Markets
• Offering / Looking for
 
• SCALEUP - Automatic match-making service based on investor and company profiles, to facilitate partnerships between EIC funded companies and investors. ScaleUp EU is exclusively open to EIC funded companies and investors. Goal: Facilitate partnerships between EIC funded companies and investors.
• Automatic matching based on investor and company profiles
• Visualize key information to assess potential partners and launch contacts via the platform
• Manage user visibility by using a public or an anonymous profile - workflow assures confidentiality and mutual trust building
EIC funded companies (SME Instrument, Fast Track to Inovation, FET Open, Horizon Prizes)
• The account owner (who is usually the Legal Entity Authorised Representative) has an automatic access.
• As an account owner, you can delegate the access to another person within your organisation. To do so, please contact the support team through the EIC Community.
Investors
• ScaleUp EU is open to active investors established in a country part of Horizon 2020 and respecting professional and ethical standards (for more details, please read the Terms & Conditions). If you don’t have access and your profile corresponds to the above-mentioned requirements, please contact the support team through the EIC Community.

• EVENTS - A list of curated Events promoted by the EIC Community, or events directly promoted by the EIC Community members in Groups. Goal: centralized information on events relevant to the EIC Community members.
• Members can find here all the information related to an event:
• Agenda & Information
• Event updates
• Photo Albums
• Presentations & Documents
• PEOPLE - A comprehensive and searchable list of the EIC Community members, by topics of expertise or interest, and regions. Goal: foster interactions between members by a direct contact through the EIC Community.
 
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